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Accidental Discoveries
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This segment from Swift: Eyes through Time traces the history military officers and engineers discovering a strange phenomenon in the sky that astronomers now know are gamma-ray bursts. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Astronomy
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
WPSU
Provider Set:
Teachers' Domain
Author:
NASA
PA Space Grant
WPSU
Date Added:
11/30/2007
Center for Sustainability at Penn State University Tour
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In this Flash interactive a guide to the Hybrid Homestead introduces the concept of ecological footprint or how big an impact humans make on the ecosystem. We visit a yurt, kitchen, bathroom, and greenhouse designed to reduce human energy needs. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
WPSU
Provider Set:
Teachers' Domain
Author:
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
WPPSEF
WPSU
Date Added:
12/12/2007
Do Materials Get Tired? Fatigue
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This video explains how the strength of a material can be measured in the laboratory and used to design structures, like bikes, airplanes, and even chairs. We see a controlled lab experiment that applies precise force to a paper clip until it breaks. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Engineering
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Lecture
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PBS LearningMedia
WPSU
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Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WPSU
Date Added:
11/12/2008
Fracture Surfaces of Paperclips
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This video features a Penn State University professor, Dr. Chris Muhlstein, who explains that the fracture surface of a paper clip is a map of how it failed, to a trained eye. He invites us to view a variety of surfaces with a virtual microscope. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
WPSU
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Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WPSU
Date Added:
11/12/2008
Gamma-ray Burst Theories
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This video segment from Swift: Eyes through Time introduces and explains theories of the origin of gamma-ray bursts. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Astronomy
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
WPSU
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Teachers' Domain
Author:
NASA
PA Space Grant
WPSU
Date Added:
11/30/2007
History of Pennsylvania Energy through the 20th Century
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This video defines the sun as the first source of energy in Pennsylvania. Since prehistoric times, energy has defined Pennsylvania's story. Wood fires, lumber, fossil fuels, nuclear power, biomass, windmills and solar panels have all played a part. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

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Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
WPSU
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Teachers' Domain
Author:
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
WPPSEF
WPSU
Date Added:
09/23/2006
Liquid Assets: How is a Watershed Polluted?
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The urban and rural activities of our complex social system aimed toward comfort and progress also have harmful side effects. This segment from a WPSU documentary Liquid Assets describes how the water resources of one city are suffering from these.

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Lecture
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PBS LearningMedia
WPSU
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Teachers' Domain
Date Added:
11/20/2008
Liquid Assets: Public Health
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This video segment from a WPSU documentary Liquid Assets connects public health to the availability of clean and safe drinking water and elaborates on the threats our bodies face due to increasing kinds and quantities of pollutants. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
WPSU
Provider Set:
Teachers' Domain
Author:
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
WPSU
Date Added:
11/18/2008
Liquid Assets: Wastewater
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This video segment from a WPSU documentary Liquid Assets describes the progression of wastewater management from its early days to present day wastewater treatment systems. The development of Boston's first-ever waste management system is described.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
WPSU
Provider Set:
Teachers' Domain
Author:
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
WPSU
Date Added:
11/20/2008
Liquid Assets: Watershed Protection
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Water is a resource precious to so many people for so many reasons. Reckless use and abuse of this treasure can leave all at the mercy of diseases and scarcity. This segment of a WPSU documentary Liquid Assets describes how the rule of law can prevent this from happening.

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Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
WPSU
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Teachers' Domain
Date Added:
11/20/2008
Liquid Assets: What is a Watershed?
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A watershed and its features are very important parts of a region's water supply system. It can also be a powerful predictor of the quality of life in this region. This segment of a WPSU documentary Liquid Assets describes how a watershed is formed.

Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
WPSU
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Teachers' Domain
Date Added:
11/20/2008
Looking Back in Time
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This video segment of Swift: Eyes through Time provides concrete examples to explain the concept that distance in space equals distance in time. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Astronomy
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
WPSU
Provider Set:
Teachers' Domain
Author:
NASA
PA Space Grant
WPSU
Date Added:
11/30/2007
Penn State University Combustion Lab Tour
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In this video, a fuels science professor tours a Combustion Lab where a team is investigating renewable, advanced and clean burning fuels. Overall, the researchers are interested in power, emissions, and performance. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
WPSU
Provider Set:
Teachers' Domain
Author:
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
WPPSEF
WPSU
Date Added:
09/23/2006
Pennsylvania Energy: Biomass
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Many potential, renewable sources of biomass energy exist in Pennsylvania, especially on farms. This video profiles various facilities that make biomass energy, including biodiesel fuel. Biomass energy is important to the economy and the food supply. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
WPSU
Provider Set:
Teachers' Domain
Author:
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
WPPSEF
WPSU
Date Added:
09/23/2006
Pennsylvania Energy: Energy from the Sun
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In this video, an engineering design professor explains that solar energy can convert to heat, heat hot water, or convert to electricity. The video details how solar energy in a school and a prison decrease their energy consumption. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
WPSU
Provider Set:
Teachers' Domain
Author:
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
WPPSEF
WPSU
Date Added:
09/23/2006
Photovoltaics
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This animation shows how photovoltaic panels and their solar cells capture sunlight's energy and create electricity. Solar cells are designed to free electrons from absorbed photons with a positive and a negative layer that create an electric field. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
WPSU
Provider Set:
Teachers' Domain
Author:
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
WPPSEF
WPSU
Date Added:
09/23/2006
Teamwork in Science
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This video segment from Swift: Eyes through Time explores the concept of teamwork as scientists around the globe work together to explore deep space. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Astronomy
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
WPSU
Provider Set:
Teachers' Domain
Author:
NASA
PA Space Grant
WPSU
Date Added:
11/30/2007
Twelfth Night Act 1 Sc 2
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In this video from Penn State's School of Theatre production of Twelfth Night, Viola, the heroine, is rescued from a shipwreck. She finds she is in a land ruled by an eligible bachelor (Orsino) and disguises herself as a man to protect herself.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
WPSU
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Teachers' Domain
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Twelfth Night Act 1 Sc 3
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In this video from Penn State's School of Theatre production of Twelfth Night, Sir Toby, Sir Andrew Aguecheek, and Maria are introduced and their roles in this play established. Sir Toby wishes for the forever-intoxicated Sir Andrew to woo Olivia.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
WPSU
Provider Set:
Teachers' Domain
Date Added:
02/16/2011