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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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Exhibit Services:  Balancing Ball (Clip)
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00:00:15
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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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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Ice Stories:  Ann Jensen Interview (Clip)
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00:06:28
Interview with Ice Stories correspondent and archeologist, Ann Jensen.

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

Date: August 29, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: barrow, arctic, alaska, nuvuk, archeology, burial, inupiat

Links: Project Page: Ancient Bones and Iñupiaq Culture

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Ice Stories:  Barrow Boat Basin (Clip)
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00:00:26
Shots of research vessel in the Barrow boat basin near Nuvuk.

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

Date: August 29, 2007
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: barrow, arctic, scenic, alaska, boats


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Ice Stories:  Daniel Lum Interview about Bowhead Whales (Clip)
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00:01:26
Daniel Lum talks about the importance of the Bowhead whale to the native Barrow community.

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

Date: August 29, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: barrow, arctic, alaska, bowhead, whales, inupiat, hunting, tradition


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Ice Stories:  Daniel Lum Interview about Nuvuk (Clip)
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00:00:27
Daniel Lum talks about the traditional village site in Barrow called Nuvuk.

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

Date: August 29, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: barrow, arctic, alaska, inupiat, nuvuk, village


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Ice Stories:  Daniel Lum Interview about Sea Ice (Clip)
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00:02:45
Daniel Lum talks about the changes in ocean ice near Barrow.

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

Date: August 29, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: barrow, arctic, alaska, inupiat, ocean ice, tradition, climate, climate change


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