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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
Running Time:
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.

Project: Exploratorium Exhibit Services | Browse All

Date: January 10, 2008
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art, Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
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
Running Time:
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
Running Time:
00:03:34
Live program from Side, Turkey Images from the Total Solar Eclipse that took place on March 28-29, 2006.

Project: Solar Eclipse: Stories from the Path of Totality | Browse All

Date: January 1, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s):
Running Time:
00:02:16
Nadine, a glaciology graduate student from UC Santa Cruz, spent four weeks on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet investigating ice sheets and global climate change.

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

Date: November 26, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:03:09
Dr. Tulaczyk, a glaciologist from UC Santa Cruz, studies the lakes, floods, and ice quakes that occur under the giant glaciers of Antarctica. He is among only 200 scientists world-wide who study ice sheet dynamics and its role in climate change.

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

Date: November 26, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:37:16
The Exploratorium's Ron Hipschman shows how a double disk with a string attached is a great way to study the physics of motion. Then Captain Yo and Doc Popular astound with amazing yo-yo tricks.

Project: California State Yo-Yo Championships at the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: September 8, 2007
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics
Running Time:
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
Running Time:
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