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AfterSchool Activities:  Water Bottle Membranophone Activity: What's Going On (Clip)
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00:01:54
The science behind the water bottle membranophone, including a discussion of how air vibrates the instrument's membrane, producing sound.

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Date: January 14, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: music, musical instrument, toy, vibration, hearing, ear, afterschool

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AfterSchool Activities:  Whirling Watcher Activity: Introduction (Clip)
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00:00:45
An introduction to a spinning disc called a stroboscope, which lets you create your own animated cartoon.

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Date: January 14, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: strobe, frames, persistance of vision, animation, cartoon, animated movie, movie, film, tv, sight, eye, afterschool

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AfterSchool Activities:  Whirling Watcher Activity: Step-by-Step Demonstration (Clip)
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00:04:32
A detailed demonstration of how to make a stroboscope, including a discussion of materials needed.

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Date: January 14, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: strobe, frames, persistance of vision, animation, cartoon, animated movie, movie, film, tv, sight, eye, afterschool

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AfterSchool Activities:  Whirling Watcher Activity: What's Going On (Clip)
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00:00:47
The science behind the Whirling Watcher stroboscope, including a discussion of the phenomenon called persistence of vision, which in this activity creates the illusion of a galloping horse.

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Date: January 14, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: strobe, frames, persistance of vision, animation, cartoon, animated movie, movie, film, tv, sight, eye, afterschool

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AfterSchool Activities:  Jitterbug Activity: Introduction (Clip)
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00:01:32
An introduction to the jitterbug, a simple motorized toy made of a recycled CD and a DC motor.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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

Keywords: pendulum, chaos, motion


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