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Iron Science Teacher:  Nuts and Bolts (Webcast)
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Cheer on the competitors in this zany science cook-off. This week's secret ingredient was nuts and bolts

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Date: June 26, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: teacher institute


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Reflections:  Mirror, Mirror! Hands-On Demonstrations with Paul Doherty (Webcast)
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In conjunction with this summer's special exhibition Reflections, Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty joins us for a hands-on Webcast. What effect does looking through two mirrors have on an image? Or three mirrors?

Project: Reflections | Browse All

Date: June 26, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Physics

Keywords: mirrors, reflections, snacks, light


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Science Teaching Tips:  The Buzz on Bees (Podcast)
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TI staff biologist Karen Kalumuck breaks down the news about the mysterious ailment afflicting our country’s bees. Why does it matter, and what can we do about it?

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: June 24, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: bees, ailment, bee,

Links: Exploratorium Webcast, The Buzz on Bees
Karen Kalumuck’s Web site

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Science Teaching Tips:  Take It Outside (Podcast)
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Sometimes kids don’t have much experience with nature. TI teacher coach Kim Marie Hansen recounts how she got her inner city students outside and observing the world by using nature journals.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: June 17, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s):

Keywords: nature, inner city, journals

Links: Sample nature journal page

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Science Teaching Tips:  Think Positive (Podcast)
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Got a tough kid in your class? TI Staff Educator Modesto Tamez tells a story from his teaching career—explaining a powerful technique that has helped him win over the stubborn, negative students.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: June 10, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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Keywords: students, teach


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Science Teaching Tips:  Marshmallow Puff Tube (Podcast)
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Newton’s laws were never so tasty. Exploratorium staff educator Don Rathjen demonstrates concepts about force using a file folder and a marshmallow.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: June 3, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics

Keywords: newton, force, marshmallow

Links: Marshmallow Puff Tube activity
More of Don Rathjen’s activities

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MAKE at the Exploratorium:  Maker Faire Chain Reaction (Webcast)
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00:13:23
The Exploratorium's Playful Invention and Exploration (PIE) department is inviting the public to create components of a multi-step chain reaction at Bay Area Maker Faire, 2009. Watch live as each maker's machine sets off the next, culminating in a grand finale!

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Date: May 30, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art, Physics

Keywords: pie, chain reaction, maker faire, build, machine


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MAKE at the Exploratorium:  Maker Faire Chain Reaction 2 (Webcast)
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For the second time, the Exploratorium's Playful Invention and Exploration (PIE) department is inviting the public to create components of a multi-step chain reaction at Bay Area Maker Faire, 2009. Watch live as each maker's machine sets off the next, culminating in a grand finale!

Project: MAKE at the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: May 30, 2009
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art, Physics

Keywords: pie, chain reaction, maker faire, build, machine

Links: Play - Invent - Explore (PIE) Department

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Science Teaching Tips:  Lucky Break (Podcast)
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A lucky veteran teacher tells how she got started teaching in a supportive school and with help from her predecessor. This episode is one of several “first-year” stories from people in a difficult profession.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: May 27, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s):

Keywords: teaching, teach, supportive


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Origins: Hubble:  Wrap Up of Hubble Telescope SM4 (Webcast)
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00:53:51
On May 11, 2009, the space shuttle Atlantis was launched from the Kennedy Space Center and docked with the Hubble Space Telescope 360 miles above the earth. During Servicing Mission 4 (SM4), astronauts installed new, cutting-edge scientific instruments and replaced gyroscopes, batteries, and other equipment. After a difficult but very successful upgrade of the telescope, the astronauts released Hubble on May 19. The Exploratorium Webcast team will bring you two live Webcasts (May 20 & May 23) about this arduous mission and the future of the telescope.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: May 23, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: hubble space telescope, servicing mission, sm4, kennedy space center, space shuttle, photographs

Links: Hubble Website

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