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Futures with Jaime Escalante Renewable Energy DVD
Futures with Jaime Escalante Episode 01: Renewable Energy
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FUTURES with Jaime Escalante: Renewable Energy (grades 9-12)
Energy can come from windmills spinning in the desert wind, changes in ocean temperature, steam generated deep in the molten core of the earth, or even from burning vegetation. Locations include California's Mojave desert, where solar engineers explain how giant mirrors capture the sun's energy, and Hawaii, where scientists experiment with tidal energy. Classroom guest: Ed Begley, Jr.
Futures with Jaime Escalante Episode 2: Environmental Science and Technology DVD
Futures with Jaime Escalante Episode 02: Environmental Science and Technology
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FUTURES with Jaime Escalante: Environmental Science and Technology (grades 9-12)
Some of the most promising careers of the future will solve the pollution problem. Locations include New York City's 2,400 acre Freshkills Landfill and the renowned recycling program in the City of Seattle. Also featured: Amazon rain forest specialists, a "garbage anthropologist," and the unique work of musicologist Bernie Krause, who records and catalogs the sounds of nature. Classroom guest: Olivia Newton John.
Futures with Jaime Escalante Episode 3: Meteorology DVD
Futures with Jaime Escalante Episode 03: Meteorology
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FUTURES with Jaime Escalante: Meteorology (grades 9-12)
How hard will the winds blow? Where will the lightning strike? Predicting the weather is the science of meteorology. In this episode, meet hurricane specialists, tornado trackers and other people who collect data on weather systems. Not all storms take place on Earth, as space weather scientists explain when they discuss the need to predict huge solar flares. Classroom guest: TV weatherman Spencer Christian.
Futures with Jaime Escalante Episode 4: Ocean Exploration DVD
Futures with Jaime Escalante Episode 04: Ocean Exploration
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FUTURES with Jaime Escalante: Ocean Exploration (grades 9-12)
Oceans cover 70 percent of the Earth's surface-yet only a tiny fraction of the ocean has been explored or studied. Dive with oceanographers at Monterey Bay; see geologists examine rock samples from the ocean bottom; watch a remotely-operated vehicle collect delicate marine samples. Join the crew of the Columbus Discovery ship as they sight a ship that sank in the 1800's. Classroom guest: Eugenie Clark, "The Shark Lady."
Futures with Jaime Escalante Episode 5: Graphic Design DVD
Futures with Jaime Escalante Episode 05: Graphic Design
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FUTURES with Jaime Escalante: Graphic Design (grades 9-12)
Graphic design is a language that crosses all barriers. Professionals include people who create posters for movies, and paintbox computer graphics artists at MTV. Locations include the graphics department at USA Today, where illustrations are created by hand and by computer, from sketch to the finished page. Classroom guest: designer Roland Young.
Futures with Jaime Escalante Episode 6: Industrial Design DVD
Futures with Jaime Escalante Episode 06: Industrial Design
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FUTURES with Jaime Escalante: Industrial Design (grades 9-12)
Telephones, refrigerators, watches, chairs-almost everything we use every day was conceived by industrial designers. At Eastman Kodak Company and JBL/Harman Speaker Manufacturing, designers show viewers what goes into coming up with a good prototype. Ralf Hotchkis' wheelchair designs have set a new world standard. And in scenes from the movie, "Blade Runner," we see the futuristic products conceived by Mr. Escalante's classroom guest, Syd Mead.
Futures with Jaime Escalante Episode 7: Cartography DVD
Futures with Jaime Escalante Episode 07: Cartography
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FUTURES with Jaime Escalante: Cartography (grades 9-12)
From a remote peak where the US Geological Survey measures the angles and distances of distant ranges, to the powerful computers at the Environmental Systems Research Institute, cartographers collect and collate data about our environment, and find creative ways to present their data in two-dimensional and three-dimensional images. Classroom guest: Edward James Olmos.
Futures with Jaime Escalante Episode 8: Fashion DVD
Futures with Jaime Escalante Episode 08: Fashion
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FUTURES with Jaime Escalante: Fashion (grades 9-12)
Art meets business in this fascinating look at the world of fashion, where viewers will meet some of the industry's hottest designers, retailers and buyers. Macy's buyer Anita Jenkins, famed designers Holly Sharp and Jimmy Z. Ganzer, founder of Jimmy'Z Sportwear, explain just how much know-how it takes to run a successful company in an environment of constant change. Classroom guests: Cindy Crawford, Kadeem Hardison.
Futures with Jaime Escalante Episode 9: Aircraft Design DVD
Futures with Jaime Escalante Episode 09: Aircraft Design
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FUTURES with Jaime Escalante: Aircraft Design (grades 9-12)
There's no question about it: human beings love to fly! And that urge has created thousands of career fields. From Paul MacCready's pedal-powered ultralight, the Gossamer Condor, to AeroVironment's re-creation of an ancient pterodactyl soaring above the Southern California desert, viewers learn that it takes math, science and technology to put man in flight. Also featured are aeronautics professionals at the California Institute of Technology. Classroom guest: Blue Angel Lt. Commander Donnie Cochran.
Futures with Jaime Escalante Episode 10: Putting Man in Space DVD
Futures with Jaime Escalante Episode 10: Putting Man in Space
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FUTURES with Jaime Escalante: Putting Man in Space (grades 9-12)
In this award-winning program on space exploration, intertwined with dramatic scenes of astronauts weightless inside the Shuttle, "spacewalking", and magnificent spacescapes, are interviews with professionals such as Jerry Borer, who monitors the Shuttle's propulsion systems; Michael See, who supervisors the ship's landing phase; flight controller Gloria Araiza, and robotics engineers Larry Li and Anne Murray. Classroom guest: Astronaut Bonnie Dunbar.