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Miscellaneous:  Exploratorium Floor Walk (Clip)
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00:03:50
A mouse's eye view of the main floor of the Exploratorium. Filmed at the Palace of Fine Arts location in January 2010.

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Date: January 5, 2010
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): general science, art

Keywords: tracking shot, museum


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Science Teaching Tips:  Ooh, You Make My Motor Run (Podcast)
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00:08:12
Staff educator Modesto Tamez tells how he gets students exploring electromagnets, a great preparation for making an electric motor.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: December 30, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics

Keywords: electromagnets, electric, motor

Links: Stripped Down Motor activity

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Science Teaching Tips:  Groovy Sounds (Podcast)
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00:09:32
TI staff educator Eric Muller explains how to make your own record player!

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Date: December 23, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
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Keywords: record, player

Links: Groovy Sounds activity
More of Eric Muller’s activities

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Speaking of Music Rewind:  Brian Eno Part 1 (Podcast)
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01:11:25
Brian Eno is a supremely influential English musician, composer, producer, and popularizer of ambient music. In this informal, free-range chat from February 1988, Eno discusses his origins as an artist and some of the major influences in his life. He’s never short on wit or opinions, and the interview will amuse fans and newcomers alike.

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Date: December 18, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art

Keywords: brian eno, speaking of music rewind


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Speaking of Music Rewind:  Brian Eno Part 2 (Podcast)
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00:31:00
Brian Eno is a supremely influential English musician, composer, producer, and popularizer of ambient music. In the second half of this informal, free-range chat from February 1988, Eno discusses his origins as an artist and some of the major influences in his life. He’s never short on wit or opinions, and the interview will amuse fans and newcomers alike.

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Date: December 18, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art

Keywords: brian eno, speaking of music rewind


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Ice Stories:  Science at the South Pole (Clip)
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As a special event in conjunction with the 2009 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, we connected a live audience at the Exploratorium with scientists at the South Pole. Learn about atmospheric research at the South Pole from NOAA's Nick Morgan, the IceCube neutrino detector from Mark Krasberg and Laura Gladstone, and the South Pole Telescope from Bill Holzapfel.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 17, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Physics

Keywords: icecube, neutrinos, telescope, atmosphere, south pole, dark matter, dark energy, antarctica


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Science Teaching Tips:  If You Could Hop Like a Frog (Podcast)
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00:09:26
It can be hard to make ideas about size and scale relevant to students’ lives. Children’s book author David Schwartz explains a series of neat real-world comparisons from his book that really get the concepts across.

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Date: December 16, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s):

Keywords: size, scale, frog, schwartz, david

Links: David Schwartz’s Web site

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Miscellaneous:  Charles Sowers and his Watch Water Freeze Exhibit (Webcast)
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00:17:15
Join exhibit developer Charles Sowers as he demonstrates Watch Water Freeze, an exhibit designed to encourage noticing. Patience with this piece is rewarded with breathtaking patterns of ice crystals. Viewed through a polarizing filter, the beautiful colors and crystalline structures of Watch Water Freeze have inspired countless museum visitors to reach for their cameras.

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Date: December 16, 2009
Format: Exhibit
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Chemistry, Physics, Art

Keywords: charles, sowers, water, ice, freeze, exhibit, polarization


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Science Teaching Tips:  Which Is Closest? (Podcast)
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00:07:31
Which is farthest away from the earth, the stars or Pluto? The answer may be obvious to you, but a lot of people get this wrong. Listen to TI director Linda Shore as she presents a little survey about how things are arranged in the heavens—and explains what the surprising results mean.

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Date: December 9, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: stars, pluto


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After Dark:  Fire and Ice: Flaming Ice in Slow Motion (Clip)
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00:00:36
See slow-motion footage of flames licking through ice during a demonstration by Eric Muller of the Exploratorium's Teacher Institute. Can you guess what he added to the bottom of the vessel before lighting it?

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Date: December 3, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Chemistry

Keywords: fire, ice, after dark, slow motion, teacher's institute, flames

Links: Teacher's Institute Website

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