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When the Moon Hits Your Eye (Podcast)
Date: April 21, 2010
Running Time: 00:07:27
What coin would just barely cover the full moon? You may be surprised. TI director (and recovering astrophysicist) Linda Shore explains how our brains distort the actual size of the moon.
Teacher Institute Teaching Tips is a bite-sized podcast series of almost 70 episodes for science teachers, by science teachers. In each five-minute episode, we give you pedagogy tips, science history, hands-on activities, or other ideas for your science classroom.

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Body Metrics (Podcast)
5/26/2010   
Students really struggle with the metric system. TI staff educator Lori Lambertson tells us how ...
 
00:07:04
Revising the Rainbow (Podcast)
4/28/2010   
What is indigo anyway? Staff physicist Paul Doherty tells the story behind ROYGBIV, and ho ...
 
00:09:00
Minilabs (Podcast)
3/17/2010   
TI teacher coach Zeke Kossover explains how he uses short, focused lab activities to really ...
 
00:07:59
The Teaching Box (Podcast)
9/23/2009   
Staff educator Tory Brady tells you how to make a teaching box—a valuable tool for gett ...
 
00:04:35
Student Misconceptions (Podcast)
3/25/2009   
TI staff educator Sandra Robbins touts the merits of a book that examines how to address st ...

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Scaling Up Barbie (Podcast)
6/2/2010   
Size and scale can be difficult concepts to teach. TI staff educator Lori Lambertson ta ...
 
00:06:43
Body Metrics (Podcast)
5/26/2010   
Students really struggle with the metric system. TI staff educator Lori Lambertson tells us how ...
 
00:04:43
Let's Find Out! (Podcast)
5/19/2010   
Teaching isn't just work, it's a lot of fun. Staff physicist Thomas Humphrey quickly figured o ...
 
00:07:04
That's a Good Question (Podcast)
5/12/2010   
TI staff biologist Karen Kalumuck describes how she tries not to answer every question that's ...
 
00:05:11
Teaching Abroad (Podcast)
5/5/2010   
A veteran teacher describes her first year of teaching-in Guatamala. She faced many, many chal ...