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00:06:43
A detailed demonstration of how to make a cup speaker, including a discussion of materials needed.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

Date: September 10, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:02:25
The science behind the Cup Speaker activity, including how electromagnets work, and how in this activity the magnet pushes the bottom of a cup back and forth, vibrating the air and creating sound.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

Date: September 10, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:05:32
Our host, Stephanie Chasteen, shares some fun facts and activities having to do with the science of sound.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: July 1, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s):
Running Time:
00:05:27
Learn how to build a version of a Brazilian instrument called the cuica, which demonstrates principles of sound. This podcast was created collaboratively in a teacher workshop at the Exploratorium.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: April 8, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Art, General Science
Running Time:
00:18:09
Terje Isungset is one of Europe's most accomplished and innovative percussionists. With over two decades experience in jazz and Scandinavian music his work travels far beyond traditional boundaries. He's become more like a cross between a sound artist and a shaman. Isungset crafts his own instruments from natural elements found in Norway such as arctic birch, granite, slate, and even ice.

Project: Exploratorium Audio Salon | Browse All

Date: March 11, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art
Running Time:
00:02:40
This video captures the energy and excitement of traversing across the sea ice to the Offshore New Harbor Field Camp.

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

Date: November 18, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:04:45
In this video, ride in a special Mattracks truck across the ice sheet with geologist Christina Riesselman as she travels with ANDRILL Staff Scientist Richard Levy from McMurdo Station to the ANDRILL drill site. They investigate the truck’s special wheels, observe beautiful panoramas of the Transantarctic Mountains, and hear the drill running at the drill site.

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

Date: February 29, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:00:31
An introduction to the bee hummer, a simple musical instrument that sounds like a swarm of buzzing bees when you spin it around.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

Date: January 14, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:06:08
A detailed demonstration of how to make the bee hummer, including a discussion of materials needed, troubleshooting tips if your hummer isn't humming well, and a demonstration of how the instrument should be played.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

Date: January 14, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:01:27
The science behind this simple musical instrument, including the concepts of sound, vibration, and amplification.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

Date: January 14, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science