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00:20:27
While demonstrating how to build an electromechanical digital clock, Jim Newton talks about different kinds of tools—from low-tech, such as a drill press or a welder, to high-tech, such as laser and plasma cutters. Jim is a lifetime maker, veteran BattleBots builder, and former MythBuster.

Project: MAKE at the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: July 21, 2007
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:40:59
In this zany competition teachers have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special secret ingredient. This week: paint.

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 20, 2007
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics, General Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:27:55
It's geometry! It's knitting! It's—hyperbolic crochet! Artist and science writer Margaret Wertheim shows you how to represent a hyperbolic plane using crochet hooks and yarn. Beginning with a simple crochet chain, learn how to create a geometric shape with a constant negative curvature just by adding stitches.

Project: MAKE at the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: July 14, 2007
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Art
Running Time:
00:54:10
In this zany competition teachers have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special secret ingredient. This week: sugar.

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 13, 2007
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics, General Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:33:42
Tinkerer, programmer, and musician Ken Murphy shows how to build electromechanical "bugs" built from scavenged materials and powered with a single coin-cell battery. When the Blinkybug's wire antennae detect motion from air currents or vibrations, the bug comes to life, with its LED eyes blinking in rhythmic patterns.

Project: MAKE at the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: July 7, 2007
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
01:01:45
In this zany competition teachers have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special secret ingredient. This week: baseball equipment.

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 6, 2007
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics, General Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:47:04
In this zany competition teachers have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special secret ingredient. This week: plastic water bottles.

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: June 29, 2007
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics, General Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:31:36
The two Mars Rovers are alive and well after surviving their second Martian winter. Come and see photos of discoveries they made during their third year on Mars, with Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: March 31, 2007
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
26:56
Julia Moore and Evan Michelson of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars talk about nanotechnology products they’ve found for sale in a variety of stores. Should these products have some sort of special label? Journalist Philip Ball also weighs in on the controversy.

Project: NISE: SmallTalk | Browse All

Date: March 15, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Nanotechnology
Running Time:
00:15:00
Mary Miller chats with scientists at the South Pole about the nearly-completed telescope. The satellite connection to the pole deteriorated quickly, and we hope to repeat this program in the near future. Stay tuned for updates!

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: January 13, 2007
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science