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00:01:32
An introduction to the jitterbug, a simple motorized toy made of a recycled CD and a DC motor.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

Date: January 13, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:10:57
A detailed demonstration of how to make this toy, including a discussion of materials needed.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

Date: January 13, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:01:41
The science behind this toy, including a discussion of how electric circuits work, and how an unbalanced load (an off-center weight on your jitterbug) results in rotational vibration.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

Date: January 13, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:10:19
Join the Exploratorium's Dr. Paul Doherty as he visits a "sculpture to observe the stars" in northern New Mexico, where the Sangre de Cristo Mountains meet the eastern plains. There artist Charles Ross is creating an art installation that is also a star observatory. This major earthwork has two main elements: the Star Tunnel, which allows you to walk through the entire history of the earth's changing alignment to our North Star, Polaris; and the Solar Pyramid, where one can visually experience an hour of the earth's rotation.

Project: Light and Landscape | Browse All

Date: September 16, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Arts, Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:53:13
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: Pencils

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: August 2, 2002
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:20:06
Dr. Paul Doherty scours the globe for the world's greatest science demonstrations. Here he partners with Dr. Yoji Takikawa of the International Christian School in Tokyo. Dr. Takikawa creates at least one new activity every month and has published over 25 books of science activities. Watch this webcast, follow the links to the 'recipes,' then try it yourself!

Project: Try This! With Paul Doherty and Friends | Browse All

Date: March 8, 2001
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
1:05:40
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: tennis balls!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: August 3, 2000
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics
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:
0:52:28
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: disposable cups!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 7, 2000
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science