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Recorded live at the Exploratorium 2015 Zeke Kossover is a Teacher-in-Residence at the Exploratorium Teacher Institute, where he trains and supports coaches and mentors who work with novice science teachers in the classroom. For fun, he puts on physics circus shows that work as magic shows in reverse--making confusing things easy to understand.

Project: Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table | Browse All

Date: February 19, 2015
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): general science
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00:24:55
Recorded live at the Exploratorium 2015 Plumb the dark and dangerous worlds of commercial diving and marine construction with Thomas Belcher, President of Underwater Resources, Inc., and learn how helium enables deep-sea divers to safely breathe under pressure.

Project: Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table | Browse All

Date: February 19, 2015
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): general science
Running Time:
00:19:43
Recorded live at the Exploratorium 2015 Helium is the second most abundant element in the universe. Then why is there a global helium shortage? Follow the trail of our spendthrift affair with this elusive noble gas, and find out why its future remains up in the air. Learn about helium’s many uses, from cooling magnets in MRI machines to enabling deep-sea divers to safely breathe under pressure.

Project: Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table | Browse All

Date: February 19, 2015
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): general science
Running Time:
00:25:23
Featuring: A People's History of the Periodic Table with Paul Stepahin

Project: Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table | Browse All

Date: February 19, 2015
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): general science
Running Time:
00:09:00
Buried in a cove that later became downtown San Francisco, a Gold Rush-era cargo ship lay lost and forgotten underground until it was exposed by construction in 2013. Marine archeologists and historians share stories of the discovery, excavation, and preservation of this humble yet significant 23-foot maritime artifact, unique among the oldest intact boats in the United States.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: February 11, 2015
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:30:00
Neutrinos can escape from extremely dense environments around black holes or the heart of a star, and thus carry unique information on the most violent processes in the universe—and may shed light on the nature of dark matter.

Project: After Dark | Browse All

Date: February 6, 2015
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
50:37:00
Baltimore-based musician and composer Dan Deacon hooks listeners with strong melodic lines, immersed in a sea of competing rhythmic structures, distorted sound samples, and synthesized and acoustic textures. His Resonance performance at the Exploratorium featured the Disklavier, an electronic version of the player-piano. Deacon is influenced by the work of composer Conlon Nancarrow, who pioneered the use of player-pianos to explore music unplayable by human hands. To see more videos from our Resonance series, go to: exploratorium.edu/resonance

Project: Resonance | Browse All

Date: January 16, 2015
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:02:40
Inspired by the works of Bob Miller (1935–2007), natural philosopher, light artist, and Exploratorium icon, Actual Reality invites us to wade into a sea of images and sounds and, through attention, catch slippery, individual moments of reality. During this multimedia performance, a video recreating one of Miller’s “Light Walks”—outdoor explorations of sunlight resolving into images through both naturally occurring pinholes and ingenious props—flows behind musicians improvising from a simple, expansive score. Through a combination of live performance and technological interventions—including a heliostat prototype Miller originally used for tracking the sun—lucky dragons playfully resolves these visual and aural streams into unique experiences of repeating elements. Actual Reality is presented in conjunction with "Light Walk: The Work of Bob Miller," an exhibition at the San Francisco Public Library on view through February 5, 2014. lucky dragons is an ongoing collaboration between Los Angeles–based artists Sarah Rara and Luke Fischbeck. Active since 2000, lucky dragons is known for an open and participatory approach to making music, radically inclusive live shows, and playful, humanistic use of digital tools. luckydragons.org

Project: Arts at the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: January 6, 2015
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:26:04
Join us for a interview with Dan Decon. This Baltimore-based musician and composer hooks listeners with strong melodic lines, immersed in a sea of competing rhythmic structures, distorted sound samples, and synthesized and acoustic textures. Dan was with us at the Exploratorium on December 12, 2014, for this conversation with Resonance curator Wayne Grim, and a fantastic music performance. To see more videos from our Resonance series, go to: exploratorium.edu/resonance

Project: Resonance | Browse All

Date: December 11, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
01:19:30
An evening of compelling discussion about the future of education moderated by Michael Krasny, host of KQED’s award-winning program Forum, featuring panelists Executive Director Dennis M. Bartels, PhD; Lucien Vattel, CEO of GameDesk; and Matt Wahl, Product Lead at Khan Academy, hosted at the Exploratorium.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: November 26, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science