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AfterSchool Activities:  Jitterbug Activity: Step-by-Step Demonstration (Clip)
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00:10:57
A detailed demonstration of how to make this toy, including a discussion of materials needed.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

Date: January 13, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: electricity, electric motor, toy, curcuit, rotational vibration, spinning, shimmy, afterschool

Links: Download activity instructions
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AfterSchool Activities:  Jitterbug Activity: What's Going On (Clip)
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00:01:41
The science behind this toy, including a discussion of how electric circuits work, and how an unbalanced load (an off-center weight on your jitterbug) results in rotational vibration.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

Date: January 13, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: electricity, electric motor, toy, curcuit, rotational vibration, spinning, shimmy, afterschool

Links: Download activity instructions
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Ice Stories:  Ice Cube Telescope, Part II (Webcast)
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00:31:28
Hear more from scientists working on the Ice Cube telescope at the South Pole.

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

Date: January 12, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: antarctica, neutrinos, dark matter, dark energy, astronomy, space, nasa, scientists, mcmurdo station, cosmic rays

Links: ICE CUBE Homepage

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Ice Stories:  Glaciologists at the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (Webcast)
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00:46:36
Meet glaciologist Slawek Tulaczyk and his team, who work in the fast-emerging field of ice sheet dynamics. They speak to us just after returning from a month at a remote camp on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.

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

Date: January 12, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: antarctica, glaciers, ice sheet dynamics, subglacial lakes, west antarctic ice sheet, floods, streams, ice quakes

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Ice Stories:  Balloon Research (Webcast)
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00:23:54
Watch as three giant helium balloons are launched above Antarctica to study climate history; listen as scientists talk about balloon research.

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

Date: January 10, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: antarctica, weather balloons, astronomy, space, nasa, scientists, mcmurdo station, air currents, cosmic rays

Links: Balloon launch at McMurdo

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Exhibit Services:  Aeolian Landscape (Clip)
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00:00:15
Aeolian Landscape is an exhibit in which a miniature wind-swept desert landscape is recreated by an electric fan and finely ground sand that mimics the process of wind picking up and depositing small particles. Visitors can change the direction of the fan, influencing the shape of the dunes.

Project: Exploratorium Exhibit Services | Browse All

Date: January 10, 2008
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art, Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: art, aeolian, exhibit, ned kahn, wind, sand, dune, simulation


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Exhibit Services:  Balancing Ball (Clip)
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At the Balancing Ball exhibit, a plastic beach ball floats mysteriously several feet above a large plastic cone. Upon closer inspection, the ball is found to be floating on a stream of air blowing out of the cone; visitors interact with the ball, changing its position in relation to the air flow.

Project: Exploratorium Exhibit Services | Browse All

Date: January 10, 2008
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: ball, air, airflow, float, stream, exhibit


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Exhibit Services:  Chaotic Pendulum (Clip)
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00:00:15
The Chaotic Pendulum exhibit contains a deceptively simple set of pendulums in a steel and Plexiglas case. The visitor twists a protruding knob, expecting the resulting motion to be fairly predictable. But the device's motion is chaotic, extremely complicated and long-lived.

Project: Exploratorium Exhibit Services | Browse All

Date: January 10, 2008
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Physics

Keywords: pendulum, chaos, motion


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Ice Stories:  Palmer Research Station, Antarctica (Webcast)
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00:40:13
Scientists at Palmer Research Station in Antarctica talk about their research: How is the rich marine ecosystem just offshore responding to melting sea ice and global climate change?

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

Date: January 4, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Sciences/Biology, Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: palmer research station, antarctica, western antarctic peninsula, lter, ecosystem, sea ice, climate change

Links: Palmer LTER Station homepage

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Seeing Gallery:  Virtual Unreality: Scalable Cities (Clip)
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00:02:10
Artist Sheldon Brown creates an urban/suburban/rural environment in which the visitor literally "paints" the flying landscape with highways, buildings, and automobiles. This exhibit was part of the Virtual Unreality exhibition.

Project: Seeing Gallery | Browse All

Date: January 1, 2008
Format: Exhibit
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art, General Science

Keywords: exhibit, virtual, virtual environment, interactive, virtual unrealtity

Links: Press Release: Virtual Unreality Interactive Digital Artworks

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