MIT + K12 Shorts: Engineering Rules

Director(s): Multiple
Country: United States
Language: In English
Multiple Film Types | 2012 | 77 min
Recommended for ages 8+ (Parental Guidance: Appropriate for all ages.)

MIT+K12 is a video project done in collaboration with Khan Academy that arose from a simple question: What can Massachusetts Institute of Technology do — right now — to improve K-12 science, technology, engineering and math education in the U.S.? MIT’s students are inspired, they’re really good at math and science, they’re funny and they happen to have access to some of the most sophisticated laboratory and experimental facilities in the world. The answer resulted in the making of nearly 100 mini-documentaries that focus on specific scientific areas. We are showing 12 of the videos, on topics from flying robots to common vegetables, the physics of unicyling to polymerase chain reactions to welding and glassblowing. These students have brought their distinctive styles, talents and personalities to this medium and created content that inspires as much as it educates. There will probably be a filmmaker/scientist or two in the crowd to look out for …

  • Pixel Engineering: Long Exposure Photography / 6.5 min
  • Space, So Close, So Far / 7.5 min
  • How 3D Glasses Work / 5.5 min
  • The Invention of the Battery / 8.5 min
  • The Rock Cycle / 4.5 min
  • Layers of the Earth / 6.5 min
  • Indoor Flying Robots / 6 min
  • Time for Me to Leaf / 9 min
  • The Doppler Effect / 5 min
  • Forces on an Airplane / 8.5 min
  • Earth’s Tilt Part 1 / 6 min
  • Bridges Part 1 / 5 min
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