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Students may come into your classroom with preconceived ideas about how things work. TI director Linda Shore explains why she feels it’s important to explore students’ private theories about the world, and some ways she’s found to do that in her own classrooms.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: September 2, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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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.

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Date: August 19, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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TI staff educator and math enthusiast Lori Lambertson describes how to find her favorite number.

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Date: August 12, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
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08:57
Astrophysicist and native Hawaiian Dr. Paul Coleman is used to operating in the worlds of both science and spiritual tradition. But in this short podcast, he tells a story of one time when those two worlds clashed, and he was reminded of the importance of remembering his native roots.

Project: Exploratorium Audio Salon | Browse All

Date: August 11, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
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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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Geologist Chistina Riesselman explains how studying 3-million-year-old sediment from Antarctica is providing a glimpse of what our planet's climate might look like if atmospheric carbon dioxide continues to rise as projected.

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

Date: August 5, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth 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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00:21:08
Astrophysicist Paul Coleman and expert ocean navigator Kalepa Baybayan visited the Exploratorium as advisors to our Polynesian Navigation project—a large-scale Web resource (launching April 2010) that will feature the astounding navigation practices of the Pacific Islanders, who were expertly navigating the Pacific thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans. Paul Coleman works at the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy, where he concentrates on the large-scale structure of the universe. Kalepa Baybayan is an expert navigator who mentors Hawaiian youth in native navigation practices. Both men are native Hawaiians. We spoke with them about traditional navigation practices, the balance between science and spirituality from a native perspective, and the benefits of being grounded in one’s culture.

Project: Exploratorium Audio Salon | Browse All

Date: July 15, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Physics, Astronomy/Space Science