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Interactive video lesson plan for: Prof. Brian Cox on the Role of Science in a Democracy

Activity overview:

I have several large-scale projects in the works, but needed something short and sweet to whet my creative appetite. Professor Brian Cox's comments last week, after winning the President's Medal in London, provided my way in. This is but a snippet of a longer diatribe on governmental policy and journalism that ignores scientific findings, and the importance of scientific education in the preservation of democracy.

FOOTAGE:

NASA
JAX Kaguya mission footage: http://youtu.be/Oy2L9Jti9Z4, http://youtu.be/H1KWtG66lEQ
Samsara: http://youtu.be/qp967YAAdNk, http://youtu.be/Sh2lGqGwlco
Space Shuttle Endeavour Flyby and Landing at LAX from Raytheon Roof Deck: http://youtu.be/Or-yds7gwmQ
Launch of SpaceX Falcon 9: http://youtu.be/4vkqBfv8OMM
Star Trailing by Jelle S: http://vimeo.com/28430175
Stars and Planes by Sam Javanrouh: http://vimeo.com/899763
Polaris Star Trail by blind summit: http://vimeo.com/30227612
Boeing Dreamliner 787 Take Off and Landing: http://youtu.be/pSBeCEaluF8
ChangSha-ShenZhen High Speed train: http://youtu.be/IDrMHTvM-ps
Health care with Citrix and Wyse at Seattle Children's Hospital: http://youtu.be/C4LnqSfuiAg
DARPA Robot Masters Stairs: http://youtu.be/aqCmX5dMYHg
Production of the All-New Lexus 2013 ES: http://youtu.be/E0jTfL4N7Qw
Samuel Jackson iPhone 4S_Siri: http://youtu.be/nqXGWQhowXk
Obama on Syria at UN General Assembly: http://youtu.be/J0nlYQmVGEo


AUDIO:
Brian Cox: It is not acceptable to promote bad science: http://youtu.be/r7BTqKeP6Ks
"Who Wants an Apple," from the motion picture "Knowing," by Marco Beltrami: Available on iTunes



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Tagged under: Brian Cox,Science,Democracy,Scientific Method,Space,Technology,Engineering

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