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On November 15th, 1999, for the first time in 25 years, the planet Mercury passed between us (in the western hemisphere) and the sun--an event known as a "transit." Here is one of five short streaming videos detailing the event.

Project: Transit of Mercury | Browse All

Date: November 14, 1999
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
0:53:59
Watch as Exploratorium staff and local teachers compete for the title of Iron Science Teacher. Each contestant has ten minutes to make a science lesson out of a secret ingredient. Today's secret ingredient: pumpkins!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: October 30, 1999
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
2:00:05
On August 11, 1999, 3:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time, the Exploratorium presented a live Webcast of a total solar eclipse that passed across Europe and Asia. The program included direct satellite communication with our expedition team, reporting from a crowded square in Amasya, Turkey, a town along the path of totality.

Project: Solar Eclipse: Stories from the Path of Totality | Browse All

Date: August 11, 1999
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
1:07:01
Watch as the best teachers on the planet battle it out for the title of Iron Science Teacher. In this zany competition teachers will have ten minutes to create a science activity. This week’s “secret” ingredient: cups!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 16, 1999
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
1:13:45
Watch as the best teachers on the planet battle it out for the title of Iron Science Teacher. In this zany competition teachers will have ten minutes to create a science activity. This week’s “secret” ingredient: ping pong balls!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 9, 1999
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
1:00:07
Watch as the best teachers on the planet battle it out for the title of Iron Science Teacher. In this zany competition teachers will have ten minutes to create a science activity. This week’s “secret” ingredient: food coloring!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 2, 1999
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
0:54:03
Watch as the best teachers on the planet battle it out for the title of Iron Science Teacher. In this zany competition teachers will have ten minutes to create a science activity. This week’s “secret” ingredient: compact ∂iscs!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: June 26, 1999
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
1:03:28
Host Greg Caroll and riders from Stereo, Think, and Real Skateboards perform as Exploratorium staff physicist Paul Doherty explains the physics behind this extreme sport.

Project: Sports: Skateboard Science | Browse All

Date: June 12, 1999
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics
Running Time:
2:19:31
Visit a chocolate factory and learn how to make chocolate candles! Host Sedge Thomson talks with chocolatiers, chefs, and scientists about the history and science of this intoxicating food.

Project: Sweet Science of Chocolate | Browse All

Date: February 14, 1999
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
1:42:45
Can a question influence its answer? Discover the power of verbal overshadowing--ways in which words enhance or distract from different sensory memories. Dr. Schooler, Associate Professor of Cognitive Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh and research scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center, will arrange a variety of sense-memory experiments, including wine-tasting and jellybean-tasting!

Project: Memory | Browse All

Date: December 6, 1998
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology