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00:11:27
Join Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty as he shows us a demo related to Antarctic ice! Paul demonstrates how using Antarctic ice can help tell us what the temperatures of the earth's oceans were, thousands of years ago.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 11, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:37:58
Halloween Special Edition! In this zany competition teachers have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special Halloween secret ingredient... bats!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: October 31, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics, General Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:11:17
An interview with science historian Richard Carrier.

It's not enough to know that a nutcracker works; a scientist needs to know why. Historian Richard Carrier recounts how, in ancient Greece, pondering the nutcracker led to the physics of levers. He describes how Aristotle and others shaped the beginnings of Western scientific thought: the notion that knowledge of the natural world relies on being able to question, test, reproduce and improve the accuracy of what's believed to be true. He explains why he sees science as a practice rooted in values, how it protects us from our own erroneous tendencies, and why questioning authority helps foster scientific thinking.

Project: Evidence: How Do We Know What We Know? | Browse All

Date: August 20, 2008
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics
Running Time:
01:04:45
Watch the telescope-only stream of the total solar eclipse that occurred on August 1, 2008.

Project: Solar Eclipse: Stories from the Path of Totality | Browse All

Date: July 31, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:01:09
An Exploratorium and NASA Sun-Earth Connection Education Forum Event

Overnight eclipse viewing party at Exploratorium begins July 31, 2008 at 9pm. and continues through Friday, August 1 in the wee hours.

San Francisco's Exploratorium brings its fifth eclipse expedition team to remote Xinjiang Province in Northwestern China, very close to the Mongolian border, where the Exploratorium will webcast a total solar eclipse live to the world. Spend the Night at the Exploratorium! See the eclipse in person live at the Exploratorium. Pack your sleeping bag and camp out on the museum floor for an overnight eclipse party...or come to the viewing party in Second Life and enjoy the live webcast, exhibits, and music.

Project: Solar Eclipse: Stories from the Path of Totality | Browse All

Date: July 19, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Running Time:
00:54:24
In this zany competition teachers have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special secret ingredient. This week: eye care products!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 18, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics, General Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:02:12
From atop the Greenland Ice Sheet, Kristin Poinar, a graduate student at the University of Washington, describes observing first-hand the sudden rapid draining of a huge glacial lake.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: July 18, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:48:06
In this zany competition teachers have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special secret ingredient. This week: dental hygiene products!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 11, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics, General Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:48:10
In this zany competition teachers have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special secret ingredient. This week: hair care products!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: June 27, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics, General Science, Life Science/Biology