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.
To consider the space solar power concept requires an understanding of science, technology, engineering, math, energy, policy, environmental factors, and more. Space solar power is an engineering project on a scale that rivals the greatest in history. Students need to be informed and able to participate in the conversation.
Running time 19:00 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.
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.
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.
Indicator species are used as an early warning of pollution or degradation in an ecosystem.
Running time 1:51 minutes.
Each person in the U.S. generates about 25 pounds of garbage a week. That might not seem like much, but it means the nation's population produces nearly two hundred million tons of residential garbage every single year. Fortunately, up to 80% of that can actually be recycled. Go behind the scenes with a Strategic Planner for the City of Seattle to see how they are tackling the problem.
Running time 3:24 minutes.
There are a number of methods of generating electricity from solar power. In this movie, engineers Beth Richards and Miguel Contreras demonstrate the most widely used method today, and break down the math and science behind this renewable energy source.
Running time 4:45 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.