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00:07:42
How big does a mirror have to be for you to see yourself in it? Exploratorium staff physicist Thomas Humphrey describes an activity you can use in your classroom to investigate simple optics.

00:07:33
Children’s book author David Schwartz tells how big numbers got him excited about math when he was a kid.

00:05:59
TI staff educator Eric Muller hits me up for change, and then demonstrates a neat science activity using dry ice.

00:08:53
A story can help make a subject come alive for your students. TI teacher coach Carol Murphy talks about the myriad ways she’s used storytelling in her science classes.

00:07:13
A veteran teacher describes his first year teaching in a tough school district. This episode is one of several “first-year” stories from people in a difficult profession.

00:13:10
Hear an interview with our host, Stephanie Chasteen, about why podcasts can be great professional development tools for teachers. The interview is excerpted from an episode of the Podcast for Teachers, which gave us the award for Best Professional Development Podcast.

00:05:27
Learn how to build a version of a Brazilian instrument called the cuica, which demonstrates principles of sound. This podcast was created collaboratively in a teacher workshop at the Exploratorium.

00:04:57
TI teacher coach Sandra Robbins talks about better classroom management styles.

00:04:35
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.

00:04:00
TI staff educator Modesto Tamez explains how to make a simple straw oboe that will bring down the house (and teach good physics!)