KLRN's SciGirls | Season 3, Ep 3

January 5, 2016
6:30pm Central Time
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Video Descriptions

SciGirls | Opening Video

Why Do Clouds Stay Up?

There's nothing wrong with having your head in the cloudsSubscribe to It's Okay To Be Smart: bit.ly/iotbs_sub ↓ More info and sources below ↓ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/jtotheizzoe Follow on Tumblr: www.itsokaytobesmart.com Follow on Instagram: instagram.com/jtotheizzoe Special thanks to my favorite cloud scientist Dione Rossiter for help researching this episode! "The Cloudspotter's Guide" by Gavin Pretor-Pinney amzn.to/1s3kk2S The International Cloud Atlas: bit.ly/1q0kgLy William Rankin - The Man Who Rode the Thunder www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cqQzcChFG0 Bacteria that live in the clouds: www.pnas.org/content/110/7/2575.abstract Mass of a cloud: mentalfloss.com/article/49786/how-much-does-cloud-weigh Amazing facts about clouds: blog.ted.com/2013/07/16/8-illuminating-facts-about-clouds/ A beginner's guide to being a cloudspotter: www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/apr/12/cloud-spotting-beginners-guide-predicting-weather How clouds affect climate change: www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDo7saKaEys The clouds and bushes in Super Mario Bros are the same thing: www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/01/the-clouds-and-bushes-in-super-mario-bros-are-the-same/ ----------------- Have an idea for an episode or an amazing science question you want answered? Leave a comment below! Follow me on Twitter: @jtotheizzoe Email me: itsokaytobesmart AT gmail DOT com Facebook: www.facebook.com/itsokaytobesmart Google+ plus.google.com/+itsokaytobesmart For more awesome science, check out: www.itsokaytobesmart.com Produced by PBS Digital Studios: www.youtube.com/user/pbsdigitalstudios Joe Hanson - Host and writer Joe Nicolosi - Director Amanda Fox - Producer, Spotzen IncKate Eads - Associate Producer Katie Graham - Director of Photography Andrew Matthews - Editing/Motion Graphics John Knudsen - Gaffer Dalton Allen - Post-production Intern Theme music: "Ouroboros" by Kevin MacLeod Stock images via Shutterstock ----------------- Last week's video: The Physics of Space Battles www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFOuxAx-dkc More videos: Why Did We Blow on NES Games? www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Gf9mtXnJfM The Science of Game of Thrones - www.youtube.com/watch?v=Utu-LpJn3Is The Far Future of the Universe - www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jl9DwNOonOA There Was No First Human - www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdWLhXi24Mo How The Elements Got Their Names - www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtg9p6A6xnY

How to Make a Cloud in Your Mouth

Learn how to make a wispy cloud come out of your mouth, even when it’s not cold out. Like any awesome trick, physics is to thank for the mouth cloud. This simple and fun demonstration can be used to explain the cloud in a bottle experiment, and real clouds in the sky. instagram.com/thephysicsgirl facebook.com/thephysicsgirl twitter.com/thephysicsgirl physicsgirl.org Physics Girl has joined PBS Digital Studios! www.youtube.com/user/pbsdigit... Videography: Forbidden Kingdom Digital - forbiddenkingdomdigital.com Editing: Dianna Cowern and Forbidden Kingdom Digital Cloud in a Bottle: Bearded Science Guy Moon and Pluto images: NASA Ten Cloud Images: NOAA Spray bottle footage: soraphotography/shutterstock.com Stock Images: pixabay.com Music: Michael Miller - soundcloud.com/michaelrmmiller YouTube - “Ersatz Bossa,” “On the Bach” Apple - “Galleria Long” Resources: Cloud Appreciation Society: cloudappreciationsociety.org Pylon Appreciation Society: www.pylons.org Biscuit Appreciation Society: www.biscuit.org.uk Sloth Appreciation Society: www.slothville.com Hairless Animal Appreciation Society: www.facebook.com/HairlessAnimalsAppreciationSociety

Real World: Global Cloud Observation Day

Learn about precipitation and how clouds are formed. Find out why scientists study clouds and how you can help NASA collect cloud observation data as part of the Students' Cloud Observation OnLine, or S'COOL, Project.

NASA S'COOL Citizen Based Science Project

This video can be used to introduced the NASA S'COOL project for use in an elementary classroom.

SciGirls | Main Feature

SciGirls 303: SkyGirls

Virginia SciGirls Emma, Lauren and Madison have the ultimate “stratus update!” Teaming up with NASA scientists, they identify clouds from the ground and compare their data with satellite images, ultimately creating a “mostly cloudy” museum display.

SciGirls | Closing Video

55min 10sec


  • KLRN

    The mission of KLRN is to enrich the lives of people throughout South Central Texas through the power of communication—providing quality programs and services that advance education, art and culture, and community.


  • Sarah McCrea

    Sarah McCrea has a Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Science with a minor focus in Natural Resource Management from the Ohio State University. Her experiences have ranged across the board from working with chief meteorologists in broadcasting in her native state of Ohio to living in Maryland and aiding CO2 research at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Now in Virginia at NASA Langley Research Center, she helps develop NASA Earth Science resources and outreach materials, helping to tell the story of NASA science missions and their relevance to humankind.

  • Becky Kamas

    Becky Kamas serves as the lead for International Space Station education activities in the Office of Education at the Johnson Space Center. Prior to joining NASA six years ago, she was a high school mathematics teacher in Central Texas. Ms. Kamas holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and a Masters of Education degree in Educational Technology from Texas A&M University as well as a Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching from Oklahoma State University.

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