My Account / Order Status
Enter your email address
to receive our newsletter
Credit Card Processing
(Your shopping cart is empty)
Complete Product List
A STEM Curriculum Resource for Engineering and Science students.
Travel to the biggest, fastest, most exciting engineering, automotive and construction projects across the globe.
This series highlights a variety of innovative and awing scientific feats in different countries.
The United Arab Emirates is a place of contradictions where traditional Bedouins live next to glittering cities with the tallest and most expensive buildings in the world. Dubai is the world's fastest growing city. Anything is possible here from camel-riding robots to downhill skiing indoors on real snow. Futuristic skyscrapers rise at breakneck speed on land that was desert only a few years ago. "MegaWorld: Dubai" will take you inside the newest and most innovative projects in this architectural and engineering wonderland.
Other Programs in this Series:
MegaWorld: United States (West)
MegaWorld: Super Pack
Video Librarian July/August 2011 (Volume 26, Issue 4)
MegaWorld: Dubai *** (3 out of 4 stars)
(2008) 45 min. DVD: $39.95. Cerebellum Corporation. PPR. This installment of the 13-volume MegaWorld series, originally aired on Discovery Channel Canada and hosted by Kevin Brauch, profiles the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates—a perfect subject for a series that explores countries by focusing on innovations in science and technology. Oil-rich Dubai certainly qualifies, given its nonstop building and access to cutting-edge engineering methods. Employing fast cuts and zooms, along with plenty of computer simulations, aerial footage, and an energetic soundtrack, Dubai easily holds the viewer’s attention while spotlighting an array of interesting examples of creative projects and attractions, including artificial islands in the shape of palm trees, high-stakes camel races that rely on joysticks, and the world’s largest aquarium—which required moving 65,000 fish from the Arabian Sea. Segments are obviously produced for their “wow” factor rather than for their science value, but if students think that engineering is cool after seeing a Dubai SWAT team using robotics or watching souped-up drag racers zoom around a new high-tech track, then this slick production could be well worth taking for a classroom spin. The other titles in this series are Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Hawaii, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United States. Recommended. Aud: J, H, P. (E. Gieschen)
Other titles you might enjoy...
SDS Astronomy Module 5: The Solar System DVD
SDS Physics Module 5: The Three Laws of Motion
SDS English Grammar Module 4: Examining the Sentence
SDS Physics Module 1: The Basics
SDS English Grammar Module 5: Agreeing with Grammar
Share your knowledge of this product with other customers...
Be the first to write a review
Browse for more products in the same category as this item:
Complete Product List
Send Us Feedback
Copyright © 2007 Cerebellum Corporation. All Rights Reserved.