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00:04:35
TI staff educator Sandra Robbins touts the merits of a book that examines how to address student misconceptions in the science classroom. The book is Targeting Students’ Science Misconceptions: Physical Science Concepts Using the Conceptual Change Model by Joseph Stepans, published by the Idea Factory in 2003.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: March 25, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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00:04:00
TI staff educator Modesto Tamez explains how to make a simple straw oboe that will bring down the house (and teach good physics!)

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: March 18, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics
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00:04:01
TI staff educator Don Rathjen describes how making up joke book titles, such as Marine Biology by C. Star, is a useful teaching tool—and also one of his personal addictions.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: March 18, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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00:08:43
TI teacher coach Rilla Chaney says she’s no singer, but she’s successfully used songs to teach science concepts in her classroom.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: March 18, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Art
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00:05:56
TI staff educators Lori Lambertson and Tory Brady explore the math behind the morning paper.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: March 18, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics
Running Time:
00:08:15
Paul Stepahin is an Exploratorium exhibit developer who has a background in physics. He's worked on exhibits such as Elephant Turntable and Additor. Paul's knowledge and love of computer science and complex math has made him a resource for Exploratorium staff. In this program, Paul discusses the theoretical math P versus NP problem.

Project: Exploratorium Audio Salon | Browse All

Date: March 18, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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00:19:33
What makes one individual "fitter" than another? Staff scientist Karen Kalumuck introduces natural selection, then four teams of "predators" compete with each other for prey.Who will thrive and who will face extinction?

Project: Darwin | Browse All

Date: February 11, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, General Science
Running Time:
00:00:45
View a selection of video clips from three exhibits that are part of the new Outdoor Exploratorium collection at Fort Mason.

Project: Outdoor Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: January 13, 2009
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:11:27
Join Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty as he shows us a demo related to Antarctic ice! Paul demonstrates how using Antarctic ice can help tell us what the temperatures of the earth's oceans were, thousands of years ago.

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

Date: December 11, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:37:58
Halloween Special Edition! In this zany competition teachers have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special Halloween secret ingredient... bats!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: October 31, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics, General Science, Life Science/Biology