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Troubleshooting tips for making sure your stripped-down motor works well. A more detailed explanation of how the stripped-down motor works. An introduction to the jitterbug, a simple motorized toy made of a recycled CD and a DC motor. A detailed demonstration of how to make this toy, including a discussion of materials needed. The science behind this toy, including a discussion of how electric circuits work, and how an unbalanced load (an off-center weight on your jitterbug) results in rotational vibration. In this zany competition teachers will have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special secret ingredient. This week-fruit! 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. Tee off with this week’s “secret” ingredient-aluminum foil! The Live @ cast and crew take a journey to our Nation's Capitol for a special politically-charged edition of Iron Science Teacher. The competitors must create a math or science activity that is politically correct and leaves no child behind. Dr. Sydney Brenner won the Nobel prize in physiology or medicine in 2002 for his work with the tiny nematode, C. elegans. Dr. Brenner recruited the one-millimeter worm in the early sixties as the ideal model organism to study cell differentiation and organ development. In this program, he describes how new model organisms are established for studying basic physiology, recounts his reaction to seeing Watson and Crick's DNA model for the first time, and offers advice to young scientists just starting out. 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.