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Part science museum, part retail space, and part community center, Helix engages with local schools and neighborhood groups to develop programs and events for all ages that reflect the unique character and needs of Los Altos and its surrounding communities.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: January 2, 2014
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): general Science, Geology/Earth Science, Astronomy/Space Science/
Running Time:
00:06:50
Despite my better judgment, I invite TI staff educator Eric Muller to do one more set of activities—several things you can do with soda straws.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: March 24, 2010
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics
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00:52:10
Cheer on the competitors in this zany science cook-off. Teachers compete before a live audience at the Exploratorium for the revered title, "Iron Science Teacher." This week's secret ingredient: batteries.

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 17, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Chemistry
Running Time:
00:05:59
TI staff educator Eric Muller hits me up for change, and then demonstrates a neat science activity using dry ice.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: May 6, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
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00:00:39
An introduction to the cuica (pronounced KWEE-kah), a small friction drum used in Brazil's Carnival parade.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

Date: January 14, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:06:39
A detailed demonstration of how to make this small friction drum, including a discussion of materials needed and how different kinds of materials make for cuicas that produce different sounds.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

Date: January 14, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:01:30
The science behind this musical instrument, including the concepts of sound, vibration, resonance, and amplification.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

Date: January 14, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:00:24
An introduction to a crowd-pleasing noisemaker called a sound sandwich, which you can adjust to raise or lower its pitch.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

Date: January 14, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:02:32
A detailed demonstration of how to make this primitive wind instrument using little more than a straw, two craft sticks, and some rubber bands.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

Date: January 14, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:01:48
The science behind this instrument, including a discussion of how vibration produces sound, and how long, massive objects vibrate slowly and produce a low-pitched sound, while shorter, less massive objects vibrate quickly and produce a high-pitched sound.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

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