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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:  Through the Looking Glass (Podcast)
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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.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: May 20, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics

Keywords: optics, mirror


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Science Teaching Tips:  Straw Oboe (Podcast)
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TI staff educator Modesto Tamez explains how to make a simple straw oboe that will bring down the house (and teach good physics!)

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: March 18, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics

Keywords: oboe, physics

Links: Straw Oboe activity

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Science Teaching Tips:  Exponential Folding (Podcast)
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00:05:56
TI staff educators Lori Lambertson and Tory Brady explore the math behind the morning paper.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: March 18, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics

Keywords: folding, math, exponential

Links: The Math Explorer Book
Math Explorer Activity Database

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Ice Stories:  Ice-Sheet Dynamics (Webcast)
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00:17:30
We speak with glaciologists Slawek Tulaczyk and Jake Walter, who study ice-sheet dynamics.

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

Date: December 19, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Physics, Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: ice, south, pole, neutrino, telescope, physics, dark, matter, energy, galaxy

Links: Project: Under the Glaciers

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Ice Stories:  IceCube Neutrino Telescope (Webcast)
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00:39:52
Join us as we talk to scientists working with IceCube, a neutrino telescope buried in the ice under the South Pole.

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

Date: December 18, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, Physics

Keywords: icecube, ice, south, pole, neutrino, telescope, physics, dark, matter, energy, galaxy

Links: Project: IceCube

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Ice Stories:  Static Scarf (Clip)
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The air is so dry here at McMurdo that anything that gets charged, stays charged. Moist air quickly discharges objects because the water in the air picks up charge from an object and quickly flies away, taking charges with it. This does not happen here. We are constantly getting shocks from our clothing, our bedding and when we exit vehicles.

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

Date: December 11, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): General Science, Physics

Keywords: static, electricity

Links: Dispatch: Static Scarf

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Iron Science Teacher:  Halloween: Bats (Webcast)
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00:37:58
Halloween Special Edition! In this zany competition teachers have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special Halloween secret ingredient... bats!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: October 31, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics, General Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: iron science teacher, competition, experiments, demonstrations, secret ingredients, contest


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Evidence:  Why Do Nutcrackers Work? (Podcast)
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00:11:17
An interview with science historian Richard Carrier.

It's not enough to know that a nutcracker works; a scientist needs to know why. Historian Richard Carrier recounts how, in ancient Greece, pondering the nutcracker led to the physics of levers. He describes how Aristotle and others shaped the beginnings of Western scientific thought: the notion that knowledge of the natural world relies on being able to question, test, reproduce and improve the accuracy of what's believed to be true. He explains why he sees science as a practice rooted in values, how it protects us from our own erroneous tendencies, and why questioning authority helps foster scientific thinking.

Project: Evidence: How Do We Know What We Know? | Browse All

Date: August 20, 2008
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics

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California State Yo-Yo Championships:  2008 California State Yo-Yo Championship Event Preview (Clip)
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00:00:51
All wound up with nothing to do? Swing by the Exploratorium on September 6th, beginning at 10am, for the 2008 California State Yo-Yo Championships. Meet National and World Yo-Yo Champions, watch daredevil tricks, and learn basic techniques from yo-yo masters. This event is included in the price of admission to the Exploratorium. Registration is open to the public and begins at 10am. Winners will qualify for next year's regional tournament. For more information, go to www.calstateyoyo.com.

Project: California State Yo-Yo Championships at the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: August 17, 2008
Format: Event
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Physics

Keywords: yo-yo, championships, 2008, tricks, techniques, cal state yo-yo, tournament


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