Wildlife biologists from the US Fish and Wildlife Service explain how they are making great strides toward saving this endangered species that was once thought to be extinct. From breeding ferret offspring to preparing them for release back into the wild, the recovery effort of these cute carnivores is rich in math and science.
Running time 5:25 minutes.
Want to show your students specific real world examples of radius, area and algebra? Wind Analyst Emily Hardy does just that... in under two minutes!
Running time 1:45 minutes.
These underwater gardens are an important part of our ecosystem. Biologist Joanie Kleypus explains how climate change is affecting our oceans’ coral reefs and why it’s important to preserve them.
Running time 2:26 minutes.
Good water for drinking and agriculture is becoming a precious commodity on our planet. Meet a couple of agricultural engineers who are making the water go the extra mile by getting two crops from one water source.
Running time 1:56 minutes.
For Tami Sabol, the forest is her office. As a Forester for Plum Creek Timber Company, she is responsible for the health of hundreds of thousands of acres of trees. Using math and science is a routine part of her work.
Running time 5:10 minutes.
"What? Growing bugs is a real job? And it requires math?!" Organic farmers depend on Jan Dietrick to supply them with good bugs that attack bad bugs. She depends on her knowledge of numbers to get the job done.
Running time 1:19 minutes.
Indicator species are used as an early warning of pollution or degradation in an ecosystem.
Running time 1:51 minutes.
There are over twenty-five million cloud-to-ground lightning flashes strike in the U.S. every year. Meteorologists use a combination of math and science to track when and where they will strike.
Running time 1:00 minute.
Finding alternative sources of energy has never been more important than it is today. This movie breaks down the basics of how solar energy works. Show your students how and why solar energy is a good alternative source of electricity.
Running time 4:53 minutes.
From tornados to hurricanes and thunderstorms to climate change, these nine scientists from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) are using math and science to better understand and predict severe weather systems.
Running time 5:19 minutes.
Go inside Electronic Recyclers to see how they break down millions of pounds of electronics every month. Everything from computers to cell phones, TVs to Xboxes, comes through their doors to be crushed, shredded, melted down and reused.
Running time 5:14 minutes.
The Salt Marsh Ecosystem serve many important functions. They buffer stormy seas, slow shoreline erosion, and provide vital food and habitat for sea life, as well as offering shelter and nesting sites for several species of migratory birds.
Running time 2:30 minutes.
With an average energy of roughly 1 million pounds of TNT, tornados are one of nature’s most powerful phenomena. And while atmospheric scientists know a great deal about tornados, such as the conditions in which they are most likely to form, no one yet understands exactly what makes a tornado or how to accurately predict their creation.
Running time 2:45 minutes.
From physical oceanographers who study tides and waves to marine geologists who study undersea rock formations, there are many fields of science which seek a better understanding of the Earth’s oceans.
Running time 1:05 minutes.
Scientist Kevin Petty, of the National Center for Atmospheric Research, studies hurricanes. He is helping to improve hurricane forecasts and warnings by learning how to better predict the intensity and duration of hurricanes.
Running time 2:43 minutes.
New York City uses 1.5 billion gallons of water every day. How do you get that much water to a city of more than 8 million people? Meet Bernie Daley, a hydro engineer, who knows how to solve this problem.
Running time 3:19 minutes.
Near the Gulf Coast of Texas extends a 44,000-acre refuge full of alligators, armadillos, coyotes, and lots and lots of birds. Show your students the science and math wildlife biologists use to maintain a safe haven for these animals.
Running time 5:37 minutes.
It can take years to plan and engineer these state-of-the-art wind farms. It’s a problem-solving process that draws on an understanding of algebra, geometry, kinetic energy, electronics and just about everything in between in order to turn one of our most abundant natural resources into a viable business.
Running time 5:55 minutes.
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