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00:52:14
Learn how sparkling wine is made, what makes it different from still wine, and where all those little bubbles come from! We reveal how to open a bottle without touching the cork, as well as the best way to keep the bubbles in the bubbly. Join our special guests, Stanford chemistry professor Dick Zare, and French enologist Michel Salgues, winemaker at Roederer Estates in California, as we explore the science of tiny bubbles.

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Cooking | Browse All

Date: December 28, 2002
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Chemistry
Running Time:
00:53:13
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: Pencils

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: August 2, 2002
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
0:24:50
Join two of our High School Explainers as they show our live webcast audience how to make snowflakes at home with a water bottle, styrofoam plates, dry ice and a sponge.

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

Date: December 29, 2001
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
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
Running Time:
1:04:05
Watch as the best teachers on the planet battle it out for the title of Iron Science Teacher. This special edition will pit east coast teachers from Columbia University against teachers from the Exploratorium's Teacher's Institute. In this zany competition teachers will have ten minutes to create a science activity from a "secret" ingredient: milk cartons!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: December 1, 2001
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Everyday Science
Running Time:
00:16:58
Dr. Paul Doherty scours the globe for the world's greatest science demonstrations. Here he partners with Dr. Gorazd Planinsic, frequent contributor to Physics Teacher magazine, active in international physics education, and illustrator of physics text books. Watch this webcast, follow the links to the 'recipes,' then try it yourself!

Project: Try This! With Paul Doherty and Friends | Browse All

Date: March 8, 2001
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
1:05:40
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: tennis balls!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: August 3, 2000
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics
Running Time:
1:13:45
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: ping pong balls!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 9, 1999
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
1:00:07
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: food coloring!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 2, 1999
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
0:43:03
Watch as the best teachers on the planet battle it out for the title of Iron Science Teacher. In this zany competition teachers have ten minutes to create a science activity. This week’s “secret” ingredient: coins!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 29, 1995
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science