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00:04:52
What do polarized sunglasses have to do with dog urine? Listen to this curious story from staff physicist Paul Doherty.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: October 28, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics
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00:09:30
TI program participant Mark Hespenheide presents an elegant illustration of free fall using string and paper clips.

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Date: October 21, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics
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00:04:55
How do you give your students the words they need to understand an activity or a topic? TI Staff Educator Modesto Tamez explains his opinion that vocabulary is best given towards the end of a lesson, not at the beginning.

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Date: October 14, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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00:05:23
Our host, Stephanie Chasteen, shares some more fun facts and activities having to do with the science of sound.

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Date: October 7, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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00:06:45
Kids can be pretty skeptical, which can help them to learn more. Children’s book author David Schwartz shares some of the letters from classes who thought they should double-check the numbers in some of his books.

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Date: September 30, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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00:07:59
Staff educator Tory Brady tells you how to make a teaching box—a valuable tool for getting yourself organized to teach a great science unit.

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Date: September 23, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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00:04:08
TI staff educator Eric Muller shows me how to carbonate my tongue. Blech!

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Date: September 16, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
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00:05:10
TI teacher coach Jennifer Paillet explains how to fit in more labs, and get students thinking creatively by using take-home labs.

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Date: September 9, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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00:06:50
Students may come into your classroom with preconceived ideas about how things work. TI director Linda Shore explains why she feels it’s important to explore students’ private theories about the world, and some ways she’s found to do that in her own classrooms.

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Date: September 2, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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00:05:59
Exploratorium staff physicist Thomas Humphrey reveals why size does matter, at least in physics.

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Date: August 26, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics