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Students may come into your classroom with preconceived ideas about how things work. TI director Linda Shore explains why she feels itís important to explore studentsí private theories about the world, and some ways sheís found to do that in her own classrooms.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: September 2, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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00:00:25
An introduction to the Ice Balloons activity, in which learners explore globes of frozen water and learn how to ask and then answer 'investigable' questions.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

Date: September 2, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:07:39
A detailed demonstration of how to do the Ice Balloons activity, including a discussion of materials needed and strategies for getting learners to ask and then investigate questions about what they are seeing.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

Date: September 2, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:01:03
The science and pedagogy behind this activity, including a discussion of concepts such as density, temperature, thermal conductivity, center of mass, freezing point depression, heat capacity, and the characteristics of the states of water, water vapor, and ice. Also describes strategies for observing, asking questions, and then choosing a question to investigate further.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

Date: September 2, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:01:30
In this activity, you'll explore a frozen water balloon to learn how to ask investigable questions and how to use everyday objects to do experiments to answer those questions.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

Date: September 2, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:05:59
Exploratorium staff physicist Thomas Humphrey reveals why size does matter, at least in physics.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: August 26, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics
Running Time:
00:11:54
Need to remember why you teach? Listen to this incredible story from one of our teacher coaches recalling her first year of teaching.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: August 19, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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00:06:19
TI staff educator and math enthusiast Lori Lambertson describes how to find her favorite number.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: August 12, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:05:05
When staff physicist Paul Doherty began to teach, he started by doing lots of demonstrations. But now, he explains, he has students get their hands on the science, which helps them to understand the calculations.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: August 5, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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Running Time:
00:07:21
Itís tough for a new teacher to keep up with everything from labs to professional development. TI teacher coach Arlette Manders provides a potpourri of tips on how to make life a little easier.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: July 29, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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