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00:00:47
The science behind the Whirling Watcher stroboscope, including a discussion of the phenomenon called persistence of vision, which in this activity creates the illusion of a galloping horse.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

Date: January 14, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:01:32
An introduction to the jitterbug, a simple motorized toy made of a recycled CD and a DC motor.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

Date: January 13, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:10:57
A detailed demonstration of how to make this toy, including a discussion of materials needed.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

Date: January 13, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:01:41
The science behind this toy, including a discussion of how electric circuits work, and how an unbalanced load (an off-center weight on your jitterbug) results in rotational vibration.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

Date: January 13, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:00:15
At the Balancing Ball exhibit, a plastic beach ball floats mysteriously several feet above a large plastic cone. Upon closer inspection, the ball is found to be floating on a stream of air blowing out of the cone; visitors interact with the ball, changing its position in relation to the air flow.

Project: Exploratorium Exhibit Services | Browse All

Date: January 10, 2008
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:00:15
The Chaotic Pendulum exhibit contains a deceptively simple set of pendulums in a steel and Plexiglas case. The visitor twists a protruding knob, expecting the resulting motion to be fairly predictable. But the device's motion is chaotic, extremely complicated and long-lived.

Project: Exploratorium Exhibit Services | Browse All

Date: January 10, 2008
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Physics
Running Time:
00:02:10
Artist Sheldon Brown creates an urban/suburban/rural environment in which the visitor literally "paints" the flying landscape with highways, buildings, and automobiles. This exhibit was part of the Virtual Unreality exhibition.

Project: Seeing Gallery | Browse All

Date: January 1, 2008
Format: Exhibit
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art, General Science
Running Time:
00:06:28
Interview with Ice Stories correspondent and archeologist, Ann Jensen.

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

Date: August 29, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:00:26
Shots of research vessel in the Barrow boat basin near Nuvuk.

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

Date: August 29, 2007
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:01:26
Daniel Lum talks about the importance of the Bowhead whale to the native Barrow community.

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

Date: August 29, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science