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00:05:20
Exploratorium staff physicist Thomas Humphrey explains what temperature and color have to do with one another.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: February 3, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics
Running Time:
00:00:25
An introduction to the Ice Balloons activity, in which learners explore globes of frozen water and learn how to ask and then answer 'investigable' questions.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

Date: September 2, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:07:39
A detailed demonstration of how to do the Ice Balloons activity, including a discussion of materials needed and strategies for getting learners to ask and then investigate questions about what they are seeing.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

Date: September 2, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:01:03
The science and pedagogy behind this activity, including a discussion of concepts such as density, temperature, thermal conductivity, center of mass, freezing point depression, heat capacity, and the characteristics of the states of water, water vapor, and ice. Also describes strategies for observing, asking questions, and then choosing a question to investigate further.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

Date: September 2, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:03:36
To understand how Earth’s climate system has changed over time, scientists need to find, develop and use natural recorders of temperature and precipitation. One natural thermometer comes in the form of alkenones: trans-fats produced by certain algae.

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

Date: July 7, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:24:38
Join Exploratorium biologist Karen Kalumuck as she experiments with enzymes and proteins and shows at what temperatures they function best.

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: December 7, 2006
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Sciences/Biology
Running Time:
00:25:43
Join Exploratorium physicists Paul Doherty and Stephanie Chasteen as they examine the past, present, and future of climate change. Watch as Paul and Stephanie demonstrate how you can look at a slice of climate from the past, what a sediment core might look like, and the secrets hidden in an ice balloon!

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: December 2, 2006
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:58:11
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. Tee off with this week’s “secret” ingredient-golf balls!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 9, 2004
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
1:00:29
Join us as we talk turkey with food expert and author Harold McGee. Why does a turkey continue to cook after it is out of the oven? How can you be sure to thoroughly cook the dark meat without drying out the white meat? Is stuffing really a good idea? How do you make the skin golden?

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Cooking | Browse All

Date: November 22, 2002
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Chemistry
Running Time:
1:00:24
Why does a turkey continue to cook after it is out of the oven? How can you be sure to thoroughly cook the dark meat without drying out the white meat? Is stuffing really a good idea? Join us as we talk turkey with food expert and author Harold McGee. Discover why temperature is critical, and investigate different cooking methods: roasting, deep frying, barbecuing, and smoking.

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Cooking | Browse All

Date: November 20, 2002
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Chemistry