Using Wikipedia: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #5

From Crash Course. Let’s talk about Wikipedia. Wikipedia is often maligned by teachers and twitter trolls alike as an unreliable source. And yes, it does sometimes have major errors and omissions, but Wikipedia is also the Internet’s largest general reference work and as such an incredibly powerful tool. Today we’ll discuss using Wikipedia for good…

Broadway, Seriously: Crash Course Theater #46

From Crash Course. We’re going to Broadway, everybody, and it’s not going to be that fun. In fact, it’s going to be a very serious experience with lots of powerful social commentary and indictments of life in America in the 1950s. So be prepared to look at the works of Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, and…

To The Moon & Mars – Aerospace Engineering: Crash Course Engineering #34

From Crash Course. This week we’re exploring aerospace engineering and its two main fields: aeronautical engineering and astronautical engineering. We’ll explore life & buoyancy, propulsion systems, and the challenges of managing the human body in space. Crash Course Engineering is produced in association with PBS Digital Studios: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1mtdjDVOoOqJzeaJAV15Tq0tZ1vKj7ZV PBS Space Time: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7_gcs09iThXybpVgjHZ_7g *** RESOURCES: https://www.history.com/topics/space-race…

How Engineering Robots Works: Crash Course Engineering #33

From Crash Course. In this episode we looked at robots and the engineering principles of robots. We learned how robots use sensors to interpret their environment, how actuators and effectors allow a robot to manipulate the objects around it to accomplish a task, and how computers coordinate the efforts of the two. Crash Course Engineering…