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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
Running Time:
1:03:28
Host Greg Caroll and riders from Stereo, Think, and Real Skateboards perform as Exploratorium staff physicist Paul Doherty explains the physics behind this extreme sport.

Project: Sports: Skateboard Science | Browse All

Date: June 12, 1999
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics
Running Time:
2:19:31
Visit a chocolate factory and learn how to make chocolate candles! Host Sedge Thomson talks with chocolatiers, chefs, and scientists about the history and science of this intoxicating food.

Project: Sweet Science of Chocolate | Browse All

Date: February 14, 1999
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
1:42:45
Can a question influence its answer? Discover the power of verbal overshadowing--ways in which words enhance or distract from different sensory memories. Dr. Schooler, Associate Professor of Cognitive Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh and research scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center, will arrange a variety of sense-memory experiments, including wine-tasting and jellybean-tasting!

Project: Memory | Browse All

Date: December 6, 1998
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology
Running Time:
2:02:21
What do you really remember? Dr. Jonathan Schooler and Dr. Elizabeth Loftus will discuss the highly controversial area of recovered memories. Dr. Schooler is Associate Professor of Cognitive Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh and a research scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center. Dr. Loftus is Professor Psychology and Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Project: Memory | Browse All

Date: December 2, 1998
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology
Running Time:
1:38:48
Can stress make you forget? Dr. Robert Sapolsky presents an overview of the disruptive effects of stress on memory and brain aging. Dr. Sapolsky, Professor of Neuroscience at Stanford University, is a MacArthur Fellow and author of numerous articles and books.

Project: Memory | Browse All

Date: November 18, 1998
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology
Running Time:
1:48:57
Does your child remember the same things you do? Not necessarily. Children are as good or better than adults at remembering events, but have difficulty remembering how, when, and why they learn things. This has implications for issues from eyewitness testimony to recovered memories. Alison Gopnik is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley.

Project: Memory | Browse All

Date: November 11, 1998
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology
Running Time:
1:08:44
U.C. Berkeley Professor of Psychology Dr. Arthur Shimamura will discuss what we know about the effects of aging on human memory and its relation to Alzheimer's Disease. Find out how the brain stores and retrieves information, and learn new techniques that may help improve your memory.

Project: Memory | Browse All

Date: November 4, 1998
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology
Running Time:
1:58:50
This episode of Sedge Thomson's West Coast Live radio show explores the places where science and entertainment intersect. In this broadcast: Singer-songwriter John Gorka; Bert Grant, founder of Grant's Brewery; a view from the studio of artist Meredith Tromble; author of "Fisherman's Son" Michael Koepf.

Project: Sedge Thomson's West Coast Live | Browse All

Date: October 10, 1998
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Arts, General Science
Running Time:
1:59:04
This episode of Sedge Thomson's West Coast Live radio show explores the places where science and entertainment intersect. In this broadcast: Ethan Canin, author of "For Kings and Planets"; Exploratorium artist Brenda Hutchinson; Michael Dibdin, author of the Aurelio Zen mysteries; Cajun accordion dynamo Geno Delafose; singer-songwriter Deborah Pardes; radio improvisation from True Fiction Magazine.

Project: Sedge Thomson's West Coast Live | Browse All

Date: October 3, 1998
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Arts, General Science