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00:16:50
For the second time, the Exploratorium's Playful Invention and Exploration (PIE) department is inviting the public to create components of a multi-step chain reaction at Bay Area Maker Faire, 2009. Watch live as each maker's machine sets off the next, culminating in a grand finale!

Project: MAKE at the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: May 30, 2009
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art, Physics
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00:05:36
A lucky veteran teacher tells how she got started teaching in a supportive school and with help from her predecessor. This episode is one of several “first-year” stories from people in a difficult profession.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: May 27, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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00:07:42
How big does a mirror have to be for you to see yourself in it? Exploratorium staff physicist Thomas Humphrey describes an activity you can use in your classroom to investigate simple optics.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: May 20, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics
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00:07:33
Children’s book author David Schwartz tells how big numbers got him excited about math when he was a kid.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: May 13, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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00:05:59
TI staff educator Eric Muller hits me up for change, and then demonstrates a neat science activity using dry ice.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: May 6, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
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00:01:59
Snow Mirror is the first in a series of pieces that celebrate slowness and black and white, in this piece the image of the viewer is created by the congregation and accumulation of white snow flakes in areas of the image that are brighter. The result is projected on a transparent silk fabric which creates a feeling of the flakes being suspended in space. Artist Daniel Rozin will be featured in the Exploratorium's 2009 exhibition, Reflections.

Project: Reflections | Browse All

Date: May 1, 2009
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Cognitive Science/Psychology, Art
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00:08:53
A story can help make a subject come alive for your students. TI teacher coach Carol Murphy talks about the myriad ways she’s used storytelling in her science classes.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: April 29, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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00:07:13
A veteran teacher describes his first year teaching in a tough school district. This episode is one of several “first-year” stories from people in a difficult profession.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: April 22, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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00:13:10
Hear an interview with our host, Stephanie Chasteen, about why podcasts can be great professional development tools for teachers. The interview is excerpted from an episode of the Podcast for Teachers, which gave us the award for Best Professional Development Podcast.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: April 15, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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00:32:49
Join us for a live Webcast exploring eggs! Eggs are cells – the largest cells. We all come from eggs. Come explore the wondrous workings of eggs with staff biologists including naked eggs, de-shelled to demonstrate osmosis, sea urchin egg fertilization, life inside an egg using chick embryos, and other ova-vations to discover their amazing properties.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: April 12, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, General Science