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00:22:08
As the Arctic continues to warm, chemicals locked in the snow can be released-either into the seas or evaporated into the air. Dr. Glenn Rowland studies the chemicals locked in the ice to help us understand what is there now and how it will react when released into the environment.

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

Date: June 6, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology, Chemistry
Running Time:
00:02:08
Penn State University glaciologist Dr. Richard Alley explains why ice is cool.

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

Date: December 14, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science,
Running Time:
00:27:15
Join Exploratorium physicists Paul Doherty and Stephanie Chasteen as they examine the past, present, and future of climate change. In this show, Paul and Stephanie discuss the future of our climate. Learn more about the oceans, global warming, feedback effects, glacial ice and sea ice, and some things you can to do help.

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: December 9, 2006
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:30:11
Exploratorium biologist Karen Kalumuck will examine how increasing temperatures affect specific organisms at the poles—from phytoplankton to polar bears!

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: December 8, 2006
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Sciences/Biology
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
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:
0:27:16
Live from the South Pole-tunneling under the ice in Antarctica! Exploratorium staff members Mary Miller and Noel Wanner report back on the scientific studies going on at the South Pole.

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

Date: December 22, 2001
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
0:30:39
Join the Origins team as they travel to Antarctica. We sent Mary, Noel, Paul, and Julie to explore scientific wonders from McMurdo to the Pole. Learn all about the extreme science being conducted at the South Pole in a daily dispatch from Terra Australis Incognita!

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

Date: December 22, 2001
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Arts, General Science
Running Time:
0:24:05
Visit the Penguin Ranch and learn more about these fascinating creatures.

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

Date: December 15, 2001
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science, Biology
Running Time:
0:24:49
Join the Origins team as they travel to Antarctica. We sent Mary, Noel, Paul, and Julie to explore scientific wonders from McMurdo to the Pole. Learn all about the extreme science being conducted at the South Pole in a daily dispatch from Terra Australis Incognita!

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

Date: December 5, 2001
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science