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Ever notice a brick-lined circle embedded into a street intersection? Keep an eye out and you'll see them throughout San Francisco. As part of the San Francisco Fire Department's Auxiliary Water Supply System, these brick circles indicate a cistern full of water. Join SFFD's Chief Ken Lombardi and Firefighter Hashim Anderson as they discuss the history and function of these cisterns, and demonstrate the drafting procedures used to access the water.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: September 10, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): general science
Running Time:
00:49:00
Join us as Rosetta moves ever closer to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko’s nucleus to map potential sites for a November landing.

Project: Rosetta Mission | Browse All

Date: August 15, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): general Science
Running Time:
00:15:00
Join Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty as he scours the globe for the world'sgreatest science demonstrations. In the 'Try This' series, Paul introduces us to science teachers who are famed for teaching some of the best science lessons. Watch the webcast, see the activities, and then try it yourself!

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

Date: August 11, 2014
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): physics, general science
Running Time:
00:30:00
Cheer on the competitors in this zany science cook-off, where teachers compete before a live webcast audience for the sought-after title, "Iron Science Teacher."

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 25, 2014
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:50:00
Cheer on the competitors in this zany science cook-off, where teachers compete before a live webcast audience for the sought-after title, "Iron Science Teacher."

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 21, 2014
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): general Science
Running Time:
00:50:00
Cheer on the competitors in this zany science cook-off, where teachers compete before a live audience at the Exploratorium for the sought-after title, "Iron Science Teacher." This week's ingredients can be found in your breakfast!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 14, 2014
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:50:00
Where do fireworks come from? Who invented them? What causes their beautiful colors, and how do the bursting shells create such different patterns? Join us for some real illumination, and learn the difference between a jerb and a lance.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: July 1, 2014
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:12:46
What is Community Radio? The DJs and station managers at KPOO, KUSF in Exile, Mutiny Radio and Radio Valencia give us some insight into community radio in the Bay Area, how it works and the challenges they face. http://www.kpoo.com/ http://savekusf.org/ http://pcrcollective.org/ http://radiovalencia.fm/

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: June 11, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Physics
Running Time:
00:30:00
The most difficult phase of the Rosetta mission is the final rendezvous with the fast-moving comet. Learn what steps the ESA scientists and engineers are taking to ensure a successful landing for November 2014.

Project: Rosetta Mission | Browse All

Date: May 21, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:02:39
Join the Exploratorium's very own Ken Finn as he demonstrates fun activities, mixing up science with items found around the house.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: May 14, 2014
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): general science