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Newton wasn’t really ready to believe that light was a wave, and so he didn’t see what was in front of his eyes. Staff physicist Paul Doherty tells how to do the same experiment that Newton did back in the 1650s to see the wave nature of light.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: February 24, 2010
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics
Running Time:
00:10:10
Put kids’ skepticism to work! Children’s book author David Schwartz explains how a class disagreed with the numbers in one of his math books, and set out to prove him wrong!

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Date: February 17, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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00:04:40
Exploratorium staff educator Don Rathjen makes some noise with this activity about Newton’s laws.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: February 10, 2010
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics
Running Time:
00:05:20
Exploratorium staff physicist Thomas Humphrey explains what temperature and color have to do with one another.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: February 3, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics
Running Time:
00:04:40
When this chemistry teacher entered her portable classroom as a new teacher, she was fresh from West Africa—and there was a lot she didn’t know.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: January 27, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Chemistry
Running Time:
00:03:19
Catch a glimpse of the floor as viewed from atop the concrete pendulum on the Exploratorium's Mezzanine.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: January 27, 2010
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): art, Physics
Running Time:
00:05:51
Nobody can really teach you anything—rather, you have to learn it for yourself. So how can you help your students understand science? TI staff educator Modesto Tamez shares some thoughts about helping students make ideas their own.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: January 20, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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00:25:13
Have you ever wondered exactly what clouds are made of, or what the difference is between a cumulus and lenticular cloud? Clouds are an ever-present, ever-changing part of our natural landscape. They come in a huge variety of shapes and sizes, and capture our imagination with their endless permutations. Join Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty for a live Webcast about cloud physics. Paul will discuss the basic makeup of clouds, and explore some of the aspects that make them such a rich part of our daily lives.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: January 16, 2010
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Physics
Running Time:
00:08:39
Geeks have strange hobbies. Staff physicist Paul Doherty plays the corrugated plastic tube, also known as a “whirly,” and explains the surprising science behind the sound.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: January 13, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics
Running Time:
00:08:42
Exploratorium graphic artist David Barker describes the physics of baseball bats, and makes some sweet music in the process!

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: January 6, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics