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00:02:48
Amy Williams, chair of Fashion at San Francisco's California College of Arts encourages the creative spirit of her students through creation of opulent gowns, made in a day with just pattern makers tissue and tape. The result is not only an education for students, but also a playful and performative experience in the process of fashion creation.

Project: Geometry Playground | Browse All

Date: August 10, 2010
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Art, general science,
Running Time:
00:00:52
Slow motion footage of Pyrograph, a work by Earl "Dodger" Stirling that has been described as a cross between Dante's Inferno and the Foucault Pendulum. Like a fiery version of the Exploratorium's classic Drawing Board exhibit, Pyrograph swings a pendulum across a sandy, flaming cauldron and traces out oscillating patterns in colorful fire.

Project: After Dark | Browse All

Date: December 3, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Art, Chemistry
Running Time:
00:42:10
Exploratorium Senior Scientist, Dr. Paul Doherty, takes us through the Photoelectric Effect and the "invention" of photons.

Project: The Nobel Prize: 100 Years of Creativity | Browse All

Date: August 11, 2005
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics
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
Running Time:
00:09:54
Our team of middle school students from the Aim High program investigates new technologies that use our unique physical traits as tools for identification. Eye-D explores the possibilities of retinal scans.

Project: Science Wire | Browse All

Date: November 5, 2002
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
0:28:48
Join Exploratorium staff member Julie Konop as she gives us a tour of McMurdo Station in Antarctica.

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

Date: December 7, 2001
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
1:03:28
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: soap!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 14, 2000
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
0:54:03
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: compact ∂iscs!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: June 26, 1999
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science