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Science Teaching Tips:  When the Moon Hits Your Eye (Podcast)
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00:07:27
What coin would just barely cover the full moon? You may be surprised. TI director (and recovering astrophysicist) Linda Shore explains how our brains distort the actual size of the moon.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: April 21, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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Keywords: moon, coin, size, astrophysics, brain


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Speaking of Music Rewind:  Pauline Oliveros (Podcast)
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01:34:04
Composer and performer Pauline Oliveros has been a pioneering figure in American music for over four decades. In this intimate talk recorded at the Exploratorium on February 21, 1985, Oliveros discusses her decision to quit teaching and flee to Italy with her accordion, her appreciation of the Grateful Dead's concert sound system, and the perils of the squeezebox. She also takes audience questions and performs "Rattlesnake Mountain" live.

Project: Speaking of Music Rewind | Browse All

Date: April 16, 2010
Format: Lecture
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art

Keywords: speaking of music, pauline oliveros, accordian


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Science Teaching Tips:  Find That Sound (Podcast)
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00:05:51
Take a little sound quiz with our host, Stephanie Chasteen, and learn something about how our brains locate sounds.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: April 14, 2010
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
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Keywords: sounds, brains

Links: Stephanie Chasteen’s Web site
Find That Sound activity

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Science Teaching Tips:  Follow the Bouncing Ball (Podcast)
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00:09:29
Have you ever really listened to a ball bounce? Exploratorium staff physicist Thomas Humphrey describes the elegant mathematics of a bouncing ball.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: April 7, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics

Keywords: mathematics, bouncing, ball, physics


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Geometry Playground:  Exhibition Preview (Clip)
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00:01:22
In June, 2010, the Exploratorium will launch it's newest exhibition, Geometry Playground. Check out this teaser clip and come back for more on June 25th, 2010.

Project: Geometry Playground | Browse All

Date: April 7, 2010
Format: Exhibit
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Physics

Keywords: geometry playground, math, science, light traces


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After Dark:  Risk Everything (Clip)
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00:03:20
This April Fools’ Day After Dark event exposed people’s threshold for taking chances. For example, visitors could test their belief in the laws of physics as a bowling ball swung toward them. They could also tackle a climbing wall, try their luck at casino games, and see if they had the nerve to carry out the instructions on a card they were given.

Project: After Dark | Browse All

Date: April 7, 2010
Format: Event
Category: Popular Science
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Keywords: risk, science after dark


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NOAA's Okeanos Explorer:  ROV Shakedown Cruise Highlights (Clip)
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00:03:41
A compilation of video clips collected in deepwater by the Little Hercules Remotely Operated Vehicle and camera platform during an ROV shakedown cruise aboard NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer offshore Kona, Hawaii (March 2010).

Project: Voyages of Discovery: NOAA's Okeanos Explorer | Browse All

Date: March 25, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
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Science Teaching Tips:  The Last Straw (Podcast)
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00:06:50
Despite my better judgment, I invite TI staff educator Eric Muller to do one more set of activities—several things you can do with soda straws.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: March 24, 2010
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics

Keywords: activity, soda, straw, charge, holding

Links: Holding Charge activity
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Polynesian Navigation:  The Dolphins (Clip)
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00:01:42
Sea life can sometimes serve as a marker to help navigators stay on track. Shorty Bertelmann describes how one such living marker, a pod of dolphins, helped him see what navigation is really about.

Project: Never Lost: Polynesian Navigation | Browse All

Date: March 23, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, HIstory

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Polynesian Navigation:  Website Preview (Clip)
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00:01:04
Video teaser for the upcoming launch of the new Exploratorium website, 'Never Lost'. Learn a little bit about Polynesian Navigation in anticipation of the full website

Project: Never Lost: Polynesian Navigation | Browse All

Date: March 23, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: polynesian navigation, sea, sky, earth, astronomy, stars


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