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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
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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
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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
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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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00:07:21
It’s 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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00:08:30
TI staff educator Lori Lambertson explains her philosophy of integrating math and science in the classroom, and how she puts it into practice.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: July 22, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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00:52:10
Cheer on the competitors in this zany science cook-off. Teachers compete before a live audience at the Exploratorium for the revered title, "Iron Science Teacher." This week's secret ingredient: batteries.

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 17, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Chemistry
Running Time:
00:04:06
TI staff educator Eric Muller demonstrates a “cool” thing to do with dry ice, and it even relates to the standards!

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: July 15, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
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