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Exploratorium staff member Earl Stirling demonstrates the amazing "Pyrograph", an artwork refined over four years. Like a fiery version of the museum’s classic Drawing Board, Stirling’s "Pyrograph" swings a pendulum over a sandy cauldron, tracing out oscillating patterns in colorful fire. This mesmerizing piece evokes both the Foucault pendulum and Dante’s Inferno.

Watch as the best teachers on the planet battle it out for the title of Iron Science Teacher. In this zany competition teachers have ten minutes to create a science activity. This week’s “secret” ingredient: rulers and meter sticks!