ISS Update: Attitude Determination and Control Officer
NASA Public Affairs Officer Dan Huot talks with Attitude Determination and Control Officer (ADCO) flight controller Ann Esbeck in the Mission Control Center at Johnson Space Center. They discuss the role of the ADCO controller in the Mission Control Center. Questions? Ask us on Twitter @NASA_Johnson and include the hashtag #askStation. For the latest news about the space station, visit http://www.nasa.gov/station.
Giant Silkmoth Emerges/Expands Wings Realtime/Timelapse
Here we see the original raw footage in both realtime and timelapse. A male Euryalus SIlkmoth (Hyalophora euryalus) struggles out of his cocoon, and then expands his wings. This moth species typically has a wingspan of about 4-5 inches across from wingtip-to-wingtip, and is sometimes mistaken for a bat or small bird when encountered flying at night. What a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connections between nature and the classroom. (2:11)
Building KAM in Tetra Pak
Matts Larsson describes the steps that Tetra Pak has taken to develop and implement Key Account Management strategies in response to customer demand. Their KAM Leadership development process is used to mobilise teams internally, develop corporate ambitions, encourage best practice ways of working and inform the organisational agenda, resulting in increased value for the customer. Part of the KAM Best Practice Club Speaker Series: http://bit.ly/jmIcia
MOLs Present a Cheer Tutorial for Welcome Week
Are you a first year student coming to McMaster in the fall? If so, then listen up! Cheering is a long standing tradition at every Mac Welcome Week. In this video, the Student Success Centre's McMaster Orientation Leaders (MOLs) teach two common cheers that come handy at football games, group parties and all other orientation milestones. We encourage you to learn it, practice it and have fun with it! Stay connected with all Welcome Week information with Facebook at facebook.com/MacWelcomeWeek
"History of the Hudson 8/9 Slide Rule" Full interview with Frank Adorney about the conception, development and fabrication of the Hudson 8 and Hudson 9 slide rule. This rule, invented by James R. "Pop" Bland, a mathematics professor at the U.S. Naval Academy, was the prototype for the famous Keuffel & Esser Deci-Lon slide rule. Bland asked his former student Frank Adorney for help fabricating the initial mock-ups and working prototypes of his new rule. This interview was conducted by Deborah Douglas,
Full interview with Frank Adorney about the conception, development and fabrication of the Hudson 8 and Hudson 9 slide rule. This rule, invented by James R. "Pop" Bland, a mathematics professor at the U.S. Naval Academy, was the prototype for the famous Keuffel & Esser Deci-Lon slide rule. Bland asked his former student Frank Adorney for help fabricating the initial mock-ups and working prototypes of his new rule. This interview was conducted by Deborah Douglas,
Buster Baxter Lung Defender (Interactive)
Learn about different asthma triggers and how they can affect the lungs of someone with asthma. Travel into Buster's lungs to protect him from various asthma triggers and see how an inhaler helps.
Probability Density Functions - Khan Academy
Probability density functions for continuous random variables. (10:02)
Travels with Garrison - the gig of a lifetime (short version)
Richard Kriehn travels with Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion radio road show—as a member of The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band. He is also an instructor and academic advisor in Washington State University's School of Music, where he teaches violin, mandolin, viola, and guitar. In 2006, he sent a sample of his music to A Prairie Home Companion, hoping to land a place in an upcoming performance at Pullman's Beasley Coliseum. The music director invited him to sit in with the band and thing
Accuracy of measurement in navigation depends very much on the situation. If a sailor’s target is an island 200 km wide, sailing off center by 10 or 20 km is not a major problem. But, if the island were only 1 km wide, it would be missed if off just the smallest bit. Many of the measurements made while navigating involve angles, and a small error in the angle can translate to a much larger error in position when traveling long distances.
Up, Up and Away! - Airplanes
The airplanes unit begins with a lesson on how airplanes create lift, which involves a discussion of air pressure and how wings use Bernoulli's Principle to change air pressure. Following the lessons on lift, students explore the other three forces acting on airplanes — thrust, weight and drag. Following these lessons, students learn how airplanes are controlled and use paper airplanes to demonstrate these principles. The final lessons addresses societal and technological impacts airplanes hav
Where is Your Teacher?
In this activity, students will learn how to take bearing with a compass. They will also learn how to describe a bearing and find an object in their classroom using a bearing.
Topos, Compasses, and Triangles, Oh My!
In this activity, students will learn how to actually triangulate using a compass, topographical (topo) map and view of outside landmarks. It is best if a field trip to another location away from school is selected. The location should have easily discernable landmarks (like mountains or radio towers) and changes in elevation (to illustrate the topographical features) to enhance the activity. A national park is an ideal location, and visiting a number of parks, especially parks with hiking trail
Put a Spark In It! - Electricity
Uncountable times every day — with the merest flick of a finger — each one of us calls on electricity to do our bidding. What would your life be like without electricity? Students begin learning about electricity with an introduction to the most basic unit in ordinary matter, the atom. Once the components of an atom are addressed and understood, students move into the world of electricity. First, they explore static electricity, followed by basic current electricity concepts such as voltage,
It’s About Time
In past times, ocean navigators tossed a piece of wood over the side of their ships and noted how long until the ship passed the wood. They used this time measurement and the length of the ship to calculate their speed and estimate how far they had traveled. In this activity, students act the part of a GPS signal traveling to the receiver to learn how travel time is converted to distance.
Through nine lessons, students are introduced to a range of energy types — electrical, light, sound and thermal — as well as the renewable energy sources of wind, hydro (water) and solar power. Subjects range from understanding that the movement of energy at the electron level creates electricity that powers our world, to recognizing the Sun as our ultimate energy source. Through numerous hands-on activities, students explore a wide range of scientific topics related to the fundamentals of e
Introduction The case studies in this unit introduce various typologies of heritage and the methods used to study them. The case studies help to draw attention to the fact that the heritage traditions in England, Scotland and Wales are not the same and are enshrined in slightly different legislation. Every study of heritage requires an understanding of the legal context and the traditions and history governing the object of heritage. This material is from our archive and is an adapted extract from <
The case studies in this unit introduce various typologies of heritage and the methods used to study them. The case studies help to draw attention to the fact that the heritage traditions in England, Scotland and Wales are not the same and are enshrined in slightly different legislation. Every study of heritage requires an understanding of the legal context and the traditions and history governing the object of heritage.
This material is from our archive and is an adapted extract from <
Remembering Vietnam: Tiger Encounter
In this video clip, Navy Medic, Ray Torres, describes his nighttime encounter with a tiger in the jungles of Vietnam. (1:44)
Children's Musical - Mexican Hat Dance on
This is a short children's version of The Mexican Hat Dance. It features a song about the dance and how to do it with dancers dancing the traditional dance. This is a fun way for kids to learn more about Mexican culture. (01:33)