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00:28:45
South Pole scientists Tom Crawford and Jeff McMahon take us on a virtual tour of the South Pole Station, then discuss working in the polar environment.

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: December 2, 2006
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:25:43
Join Exploratorium physicists Paul Doherty and Stephanie Chasteen as they examine the past, present, and future of climate change. Watch as Paul and Stephanie demonstrate how you can look at a slice of climate from the past, what a sediment core might look like, and the secrets hidden in an ice balloon!

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: December 2, 2006
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:31:49
Exploratorium physicist Paul Doherty chats with Richard Levy, a geologist, and Ross Powell, who’s the co-director of the ANDRILL project. They are drilling beneath the Antarctic seafloor, and pulling up sediment cores. By looking at the layers of the past, they hope to help us predict our future.

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: December 2, 2006
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:27:47
Exploratorium biologist Charles Carlson talks about why climate change is causing a crisis with the Gulf Stream.

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: December 1, 2006
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Sciences/Biology
Running Time:
00:09:55
More quick answers to the most frequently asked questions about global warming.

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: November 30, 2006
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:28:33
What do the kids want to know? Join Kirk Bell's fifth grade class (from Children's Day School in San Francisco)as they chat with Holly Troy in Antarctica. Mr. Troy has spent many seasons at McMurdo station working with scientists.

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: November 30, 2006
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:33:33
Join Pamela Schaller from the California Academy of Sciences as she discuss penguins and how climate change impacts them.

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: November 29, 2006
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Sciences/Biology
Running Time:
00:26:39
Penguin researcher David Ainley joins us via telephone from his tent at Cape Royds, Antarctica. Dr. Ainley has been studying Adelie penguins for many seasons from his remote encampment.

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: November 29, 2006
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:34:45
After years of preparation, scientists from the University of Chicago are making the long journey to the South Pole to begin construction on the new 10-meter telescope. Join us as we talk to scientists at the pole about their long journey, learn about the pre-building of the telescope in Texas last summer; and find out what challenges they face in constructing a major scientific instrument in freezing conditions.

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: November 25, 2006
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:31:41
Watch as Exploratorium physicists Paul Doherty and Stephanie Chasteen play around with the leading greenhouse gas: carbon dioxide. What is it? How much is there in our atmosphere? What does it do that is so harmful to the environment?

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: November 25, 2006
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science