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01:50:50
Our annual tradition of robot races and wrestling with a high tech twist, the Robot Races are produced in conjunction with the San Francisco Robotics Society. Watch the 'bots battle it out with hosts Leo Laporte and SFRSA President David Calkins.

Project: Robot Sumo | Browse All

Date: October 1, 2001
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): general Science, Robotics
Running Time:
0:55:14
Ever see a burning udder? Or a cement block crush a fax machine? Mechanical artistry takes new forms of whimsy as noted MIT sculptor/inventor Arthur Ganson creates tense moments of anticipation in Chain Reaction.

Project: 2nd Wednesdays | Browse All

Date: April 11, 2001
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Arts, Physics
Running Time:
01:16:41
Check out the action as 10 Japanese robots battle against each other and their American counterparts, including entrants from the Bay Area and Seattle. This event was sponsored by Japanese software developer FSIABC, Inc.

Project: Robot Sumo | Browse All

Date: March 26, 2001
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics
Running Time:
0:16:04
Nine Aim High students explore shadow and light, and build their own energy machines. In this webcast, the students delve into energy transference and alternative energy sources like solar cells and wind power.

Project: Science Wire | Browse All

Date: March 10, 2001
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:16:58
Dr. Paul Doherty scours the globe for the world's greatest science demonstrations. Here he partners with Dr. Gorazd Planinsic, frequent contributor to Physics Teacher magazine, active in international physics education, and illustrator of physics text books. Watch this webcast, follow the links to the 'recipes,' then try it yourself!

Project: Try This! With Paul Doherty and Friends | Browse All

Date: March 8, 2001
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:20:06
Dr. Paul Doherty scours the globe for the world's greatest science demonstrations. Here he partners with Dr. Yoji Takikawa of the International Christian School in Tokyo. Dr. Takikawa creates at least one new activity every month and has published over 25 books of science activities. Watch this webcast, follow the links to the 'recipes,' then try it yourself!

Project: Try This! With Paul Doherty and Friends | Browse All

Date: March 8, 2001
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
0:40:51
Nine Aim High students explore shadows and light, and build their own energy machines over the Spring of 2001. In this webcast, the students look at things that glow in both the area of physics and the area of biology.

Project: Science Wire | Browse All

Date: March 3, 2001
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
0:50:08
Watch as Exploratorium staff and local teachers compete for the title of Iron Sscience Teacher. Each contestant has ten minutes to make a science lesson out of a secret ingredient. Today's ingredient is related to our Women's Health Exhibition-feminine hygiene products!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: December 9, 2000
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
0:48:53
Watch as Exploratorium staff and local teachers compete for the title of Iron Science Teacher. Today's secret ingredient-dry ice!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: October 28, 2000
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Chemistry, Physics
Running Time:
1:05:40
Watch as the best teachers on the planet battle it out for the title of Iron Science Teacher. In this zany competition teachers will have ten minutes to create a science activity. This week’s “secret” ingredient: tennis balls!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: August 3, 2000
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics