Design Squad Nation; One Giant Leap, Part 1
SD Master of Episode 108 One Giant Leap Pt. 1 (Flugtag)
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- Design Squad Nation
- One Giant Leap, Part 1
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This series, hosted by professional engineers Judy Lee and Adam Vollmer, is about making kids' dreams come true through engineering. As engineers Judy and Adam use their know-how to help kids across the country and around the world design and build creations.
Premiering on PBS in January 2011, DESIGN SQUAD NATION is a 10-part series of TV shows and video blogs that build on the success of the award-winning PBS reality competition series DESIGN SQUAD to get kids excited about engineering. DESIGN SQUAD NATION is high-energy, high-drama reality TV led by Judy and Adam, two professional engineers who work with kids around the world to make their wishes come true through engineering. From creating a park for skaters at the White Mountain Apache Reservation in Arizona to building a playground in a rural village in Nicaragua's northern mountains, the goal of DESIGN SQUAD NATION is to inspire viewers to take on their own hands-on engineering activities. Series release date: 1/26/2011
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Original Episode Number: 402.
Judy and Adam invite Felipe—an accomplished 15-year-old pilot from Miami, Florida—to compete in the 2010 Red Bull Flugtag competition. Together, they team up with NASA to design and build a human-powered flying machine. With their NASA-inspired glider design, Team One Giant Leap soars off a 30-foot high deck, impressing the judges with distance and style.
Engineering Content: NASA relies on advanced materials and construction to make an exceedingly light and strong craft; NASA spacecraft frequently require clever design in order to be stored inside of transport vessels, shipped to launch sites; NASA operates under pressure—launching a satellite or spacecraft is often a risky and expensive affair with much planning and preparation for a single shot at success. Science Content: Force; Technology, Tools, Materials, and Devices
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