Cold War: Star Wars - part 5/5
1980 - 1988 Reagan boosts U.S. defense spending and proposes the Strategic Defense Initiative, an anti-missile system in space. New premier Gorbachev knows the Soviets can't match the U.S., and wants to liberalize and reconstruct the economy. After summits in Geneva, Reykjavik and Washington, the leaders agree to drastic arms cuts.
The space race grew out of the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States. Each of the superpowers wanted to win the race to prove the superiority of not only their technology, but also their own political and social philosophy.
Space Race (Cold War Period)
This video is accompanied by text. "The space race grew out of the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States. Each of the superpowers wanted to win the race to prove the superiority of not only their technology, but also their own political and social philosophy. On October 4, 1957, Soviet scientists amazed the world by launching into space the first man-made satellite. The nearly 200-hundred-pound Sputnik (Russian for "satellite" or "baby moon") successfully orbited the earth as e
When Worlds Collide
'Nearly 60 years ago, audiences thrilled to the destruction of the Earth in George Pal's classic film, "When Worlds Collide." The idea of a planetary smash-up is a staple of science fiction, but can it really happen? Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope think they've actually seen the aftermath of such a collision around another star. It can even help us understand similar calamities that happened long ago in our own solar system.' (05:31)
Hidden Universe: Trilogy Of Terror
''The Hidden Universe' video series showcases some of the most exciting discoveries in infrared astronomy from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Looking beyond the visible spectrum of light, Spitzer can see a whole new universe of dust and stars hidden from our Earth-bound eyes.' (05:25)
Stephanie and Stefan contact improvising at the ID fest 2007 at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, CA (4:00)
The History of American Literature-Poe and Hawthorne
This program that explores the work of of famous American Authors in history. In the years just before the Civil War major literary figures Poe and Hawthorne are explored along with their literary works in this clip.
Adding 2+2 and 4+4
Two basic addition facts, set to music with cartoon characters. As a bonus, all the words are presented onscreen with SyllableSync. Mostly music. (1:19)
What a Year on Earth Really Looks Like
A ten minute animation that shows how the Earth moves through space. Excellent visual for students studying seasons, astronomy, and/or space. Best used with handout as this video moves fairly fast. Also would benefit from a wordwall. (09:27)
Ms. Meyer teaches about the associative property. She models an example of association with character figures. Next, she uses mathematical examples to answer these questions: What is the associative property? Why does it have the name it does? How can you recognize it when you see it?
Block Patterns – A Virtual Manipulative
Block Patterns – Analyze sequences of figures using pictures, tables, plots, and graphs. There are more instructions to the right of the manipulative.
Fifteen Puzzle - A Virtual Manipulative
The goal of this puzzle is to rearrange the fifteen numbered tiles to make a particular pattern.
There are fifteen numbered tiles and one blank space. The tiles are moved around by clicking on a tile next to the blank space (with one edge next to the blank) to slide it into the blank spot.
Learn About Andrew Jackson's Life
Learn About Andrew Jackson's Life - In this video you will learn about how Andrew Jackson grew up, his military service and how he became America's president.
How To Learn 10 Mac Shortcuts
Go to the Spotlight function by pressing the Command key while you tap the Space bar. Click on Keyboard and Mouse in the drop-down list – the dialog box that pops up lists shortcuts.
Hit the Command and the comma keys to open the Finder preferences.
Take and save a picture of your screen.
Press the F9 key to tile open windows on the desktop, and again to return them to their original positions.
Zoom in by pressing Command, Optio
Instant Publishing (#14)
Maybe you don't need a whole web site, hosting etc… to accomplish what you want to do on the web. Maybe a wiki or a blog is all you need. This video takes a look at some of the instant publishing sites and some of the issues around them like My Space and personal information sharing. [08:34
Publishing your Site to the Web (#16)
Once you have your web space ready, you need to actually publish your web site - get it there for the world to see. This video examines FTP or File Transfer Protocol and related tools to help you publish your web site. You need a place to host your site-some are free but have limited features. Others you can pay a monthly fee. Either way, you will use an FTP to publish your site. [06:43]
How to Make Things Levitate
The Levitron spins and surfs on magnetic waves! Pass your hand above,
underneath, and around the top. It will continue to spin and float only
touching air! The LEVITRON floats free in space, supported only by the
repelling magnetic force produced by permanent magnets.
Spuds in Space
Students investigate force and motion as they design spacesuits for their potato astronauts that can withstand the hazards of high velocity impacts from space debris and meteoroids.
Women in Space
In 1983, trailblazing astronaut Sally Ride blasted out of Earth's orbit, opening the world of space travel for women. Watch the stories of other pioneers who have followed her path to the stars. Run time 02:51.
Signals and Systems
Systems realizations. Time and transform domain analysis of discrete-time systems. Vector-space concepts and Fourier series. Fourier transforms in continuous and discrete time. Some lab and computational work required.