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Reflections:  Testing the Giant Mirror's Sphericity (Clip)
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Senior Staff Scientist Thomas Humphrey invents a simple experiment to see if the Giant Mirror is spherical or parabolic, and then to see if it's perfectly spherical. By placing a Styrofoam ball at the center of curvature, he's able to prove that the mirror is out of pure sphericity by about one-quarter of one degree.

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Date: September 7, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Physics

Keywords: mirror, reflection, focus, curvature, exhibit, sphere, experiment


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Reflections:  Reflections of Infrared Radiation (Clip)
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Staff Neuroscientist Richard Brown demonstrates that the Giant Mirror reflects infrared radiation as well as visible light.

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Date: September 5, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Physics

Keywords: mirror, reflection, exhibit, light, heat, experiment


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AfterSchool Activities:  Ice Balloons Activity: Introduction (Clip)
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An introduction to the Ice Balloons activity, in which learners explore globes of frozen water and learn how to ask and then answer 'investigable' questions.

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Date: September 2, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: ice, water. inquiry, questioning, investigable questions, experiment, observing, density, temperature, thermal conductivity, center of mass, freezing point depression, heat capacity, water vapor, states of water, states of ice, afterschool

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AfterSchool Activities:  Ice Balloons Activity: Step-by-Step Demonstration (Clip)
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00:07:39
A detailed demonstration of how to do the Ice Balloons activity, including a discussion of materials needed and strategies for getting learners to ask and then investigate questions about what they are seeing.

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Date: September 2, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: ice, water. inquiry, questioning, investigable questions, experiment, observing, density, temperature, thermal conductivity, center of mass, freezing point depression, heat capacity, water vapor, states of water, states of ice, afterschool

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AfterSchool Activities:  Ice Balloons Activity: What's Going On (Clip)
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00:01:03
The science and pedagogy behind this activity, including a discussion of concepts such as density, temperature, thermal conductivity, center of mass, freezing point depression, heat capacity, and the characteristics of the states of water, water vapor, and ice. Also describes strategies for observing, asking questions, and then choosing a question to investigate further.

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Date: September 2, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: ice, water. inquiry, questioning, investigable questions, experiment, observing, density, temperature, thermal conductivity, center of mass, freezing point depression, heat capacity, water vapor, states of water, states of ice, afterschool

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AfterSchool Activities:  Ice Balloons Activity: Going Deeper (Clip)
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00:01:30
In this activity, you'll explore a frozen water balloon to learn how to ask investigable questions and how to use everyday objects to do experiments to answer those questions.

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Date: September 2, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: afterschool

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Science Teaching Tips:  Discovering Pi (Podcast)
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00:06:19
TI staff educator and math enthusiast Lori Lambertson describes how to find her favorite number.

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Date: August 12, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: pi, math


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Iron Science Teacher:  Batteries (Webcast)
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00:52:10
Cheer on the competitors in this zany science cook-off. Teachers compete before a live audience at the Exploratorium for the revered title, "Iron Science Teacher." This week's secret ingredient: batteries.

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Date: July 17, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Chemistry

Keywords: teacher institute, batteries, electricity, ist, demonstration, activity


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Iron Science Teacher:  Oil (Webcast)
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Cheer on the competitors in this zany science cook-off. Teachers compete before a live audience at the Exploratorium for the revered title, "Iron Science Teacher." This week's secret ingredient was oil.

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Date: July 10, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: teacher institute

Links: Iron Science Teacher: Oil

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Try This!:   Paul Doherty and Alfredo Mateus (Webcast)
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Join Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty and visiting scientist Alfredo Mateus for an exploration of hands-on demos. In today's webcast, Paul and Alfredo will be looking at a voice activated chemical reaction and what happens when you heat plastic in water!

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Date: July 10, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics, General Science

Keywords: hands-on demonstrations, science, voice activation, chemistry, physics, plastic bottles


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