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Iron Science Teacher:  Antarctica Edition (Webcast)
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0:41:27
In this special "holiday" edition of Iron Science Teacher, Paul Doherty joins our competition in the webcast studio live from Antarctica. Watch as the best teachers on the planet battle it out for the title of Iron Science Teacher. In this zany competition teachers will have ten minutes to create a science activity. This week's "secret" ingredient: ice!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: December 14, 2001
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: activity, activities, low pressure, change of state, boiling, vaporization, steam, vaccuum, boiling at a lower temperature, boiling at a lower pressure, boil water with ice activity, perception of touch, frozen hand, muscles in cold temperatures, nerves in cold tempe


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Origins: Antarctica:  Antarctica Fractals with Benoit Mandelbrot (Webcast)
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0:46:48
In 1963 Benoit Mandelbrot introduced the fractal concept. Fractals are shapes or behaviors that have similar properties at all levels of magnification. Just as the sphere is a concept that unites raindrops, basketballs and Mars, so fractal is a concept that unites clouds, coastlines, plants and strange attractors. Dr. Mandelbrot dropped in for a visit during our 2001 series of webcasts about Antarctica. We took some time out from the freezing cold to interview him.

Project: Origins: Antarctica - Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole | Browse All

Date: December 14, 2001
Format: Interview
Category: History of Science
Subject(s): Mathematics

Keywords: definition of fractal, fractal definition, science of roughness, geometry of roughness, roughness of clouds, roughness of cumulus clouds, fractal dimension, measuring topography of dry valleys, roughness of geology, variance of landscape, scale of invariance, scale


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Origins: Antarctica:  Antarctica: Life at Extremes with Karen Kalumuk (Webcast)
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0:23:30
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Origins: Antarctica:  Antarctica: Extreme Life at McMurdo with Mary Miller and Craig Dunne (Webcast)
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0:21:57
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Origins: Antarctica:  Antarctica: Mt. Erebus 4 (Webcast)
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0:35:49
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Origins: Antarctica:  Antarctica: Mt. Erebus 3 (Webcast)
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0:36:12
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Origins: Antarctica:  Antarctica: Penguin Day: Author Sophie Web (Webcast)
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0:25:33
In this segment, author Sophie Webb joins us in our Webcast studio to talk about her work with penguins and answer audience questions.

Project: Origins: Antarctica - Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole | Browse All

Date: December 9, 2001
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Sciences/Biology

Keywords: emporer penguins, mating habits of penguins, penguin behavior, penguin feathers, penguin colonies of ross island, penguin colonies at ross island, penguin population,


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Origins: Antarctica:  Antarctica: Mt. Erubus 2 (Webcast)
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0:21:02
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Origins: Antarctica:  Antarctica: Live Penguins! (Webcast)
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0:27:29
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Origins: Antarctica:  Antarctica: Interview with Karen Joyce (Webcast)
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0:31:36
Karen Joyce has spent 10 seasons in Antarctica. From our studio at the Exploratorium, we talked with Ms. Joyce about what life is like in Antarctica.

Project: Origins: Antarctica - Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole | Browse All

Date: December 8, 2001
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Sciences/Biology

Keywords: physical fitness in antarctica, dryness of the air in antarctica, everyday life at mrmurdo station.life in antarctica, life in extreme environments, karen joyce interview, community at mcmurdo


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