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Footage of a small gray whale in the Chukchi Sea near the Barrow shoreline. Shots of a snowy owl at night. Scenes of Barrow, Alaska, near coast. Shots of the Barrow Environmental Observatory in Barrow, Alaska. Interview with Paolo Paulo Olivas about his research at the Barrow Environmental Observatory (BEO). Paulo Olivas points out the different equipment he uses to measure the amount of greenhouse gases being released from the tundra. B-Roll for playback during webcast, "Tundra and Climate Change with Steve Hastings," on 5/24/08. Footage includes shots of data gathering, facilities and landscape at the Barrow Environmental Observatory. In this zany competition teachers have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special secret ingredient. This week: wire! Ezra Daly explains how he makes musical instruments out of car and motorcycle parts, then plays his Frankenbass, created from a Moto Guzzi motorcycle gas tank, a chrome tailpipe, and scrap mahogany. Next, Doc Popular (aka Brian Roberts) shows how he creates instruments by circuit-bending toys. Doc--not just an inventor and a video editor but a yo-yo champion as well--will also demonstrate some yo-yo tricks.
In this zany competition teachers have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special secret ingredient. This week: candles.