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TI staff educator Sandra Robbins touts the merits of a book that examines how to address student misconceptions in the science classroom. The book is Targeting Students’ Science Misconceptions: Physical Science Concepts Using the Conceptual Change Model by Joseph Stepans, published by the Idea Factory in 2003. TI staff educator Modesto Tamez explains how to make a simple straw oboe that will bring down the house (and teach good physics!) TI staff educator Don Rathjen describes how making up joke book titles, such as Marine Biology by C. Star, is a useful teaching tool—and also one of his personal addictions. TI teacher coach Rilla Chaney says she’s no singer, but she’s successfully used songs to teach science concepts in her classroom.
TI staff educators Lori Lambertson and Tory Brady explore the math behind the morning paper.
Paul Stepahin is an Exploratorium exhibit developer who has a background in physics. He's worked on exhibits such as Elephant Turntable and Additor. Paul's knowledge and love of computer science and complex math has made him a resource for Exploratorium staff. In this program, Paul discusses the theoretical math P versus NP problem.
What makes one individual "fitter" than another? Staff scientist Karen Kalumuck introduces natural selection, then four teams of "predators" compete with each other for prey.Who will thrive and who will face extinction? View a selection of video clips from three exhibits that are part of the new Outdoor Exploratorium collection at Fort Mason. Join Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty as he shows us a demo related to Antarctic ice! Paul demonstrates how using Antarctic ice can help tell us what the temperatures of the earth's oceans were, thousands of years ago. Halloween Special Edition! In this zany competition teachers have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special Halloween secret ingredient... bats!