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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: Shoe Boxes!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 12, 2002
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
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12:25:46
Why do many things sound different underwater? How are echoes made? Can you feel or see sound? Join us as we delve into the mysteries of sound. This webcast will feature an Aim High student demonstrating how to make a membranophone; Exploratorium physicist Dr. Paul Doherty modeling sound with ringing aluminum rods, corrugated plastic whirlies, and a slinky; and Marco Jordan, lead educator in the Exploratorium's Outreach program, demonstrating sound science with a "whine" glass and a singing bowl.

Project: Science Wire | Browse All

Date: May 4, 2002
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics
Running Time:
01:01:28
For science fair competition taken to the third power, watch two veteran scientists as they battle head to head to determine who is the Iron Scientist. Home-town favorite, Exploratorium physicist, Dr. Dr. Paul Doherty will square off against heavy-weight contender, visiting Exploratorium Osher Fellow and Boston University astrophysicist Professor Kenneth Brecher. They have 5 minutes to teach their favorite activities, and then move on to the secret ingredients: marbles and panty hose

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: October 12, 2001
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
0:16:04
Nine Aim High students explore shadow and light, and build their own energy machines. In this webcast, the students delve into energy transference and alternative energy sources like solar cells and wind power.

Project: Science Wire | Browse All

Date: March 10, 2001
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
0:40:51
Nine Aim High students explore shadows and light, and build their own energy machines over the Spring of 2001. In this webcast, the students look at things that glow in both the area of physics and the area of biology.

Project: Science Wire | Browse All

Date: March 3, 2001
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
0:16:17
In these archived webcasts from inside the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) exhibition hall, watch as Exploratorium senior scientist Tom Humphrey challenges some of the top scientists in the world to explain the phenomena behind selected exhibits from the museum floor. In this webcast: the String Squirter exhibit, as explained by a guest physicist Leon Lederman.

Project: AAAS Annual Meeting Dispatches, San Francisco | Browse All

Date: February 18, 2001
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Physics
Running Time:
0:29:37
In these archived webcasts from inside the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) exhibition hall, watch as Exploratorium senior scientist Tom Humphrey challenges some of the top scientists in the world to explain the phenomena behind selected exhibits from the museum floor. In this webcast: the String Squirter exhibit as explained by physicist and Nobel laureate Leon Lederman

Project: AAAS Annual Meeting Dispatches, San Francisco | Browse All

Date: February 16, 2001
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Physics
Running Time:
1:48:57
Does your child remember the same things you do? Not necessarily. Children are as good or better than adults at remembering events, but have difficulty remembering how, when, and why they learn things. This has implications for issues from eyewitness testimony to recovered memories. Alison Gopnik is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley.

Project: Memory | Browse All

Date: November 11, 1998
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology
Running Time:
00:03:36
Mesocyclone, centerpiece of the Turbulent Landscapes exhibition, is a 40 foot tall, working model of a hurricane. Powerful fans at the base of the structure create complex airflow patterns. These patterns are made visible by water vapor released from the top of the structure.

Project: Turbulent Landscapes | Browse All

Date: January 1, 1996
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Art, Geology/Earth Scientist