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The Chaotic Pendulum exhibit contains a deceptively simple set of pendulums in a steel and Plexiglas case. The visitor twists a protruding knob, expecting the resulting motion to be fairly predictable. But the device's motion is chaotic, extremely complicated and long-lived. Nadine, a glaciology graduate student from UC Santa Cruz, spent four weeks on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet investigating ice sheets and global climate change. Dr. Tulaczyk, a glaciologist from UC Santa Cruz, studies the lakes, floods, and ice quakes that occur under the giant glaciers of Antarctica. He is among only 200 scientists world-wide who study ice sheet dynamics and its role in climate change. The Exploratorium's Ron Hipschman shows how a double disk with a string attached is a great way to study the physics of motion. Then Captain Yo and Doc Popular astound with amazing yo-yo tricks. Shots of research vessel in the Barrow boat basin near Nuvuk. Daniel Lum talks about the importance of the Bowhead whale to the native Barrow community. Daniel Lum talks about the traditional village site in Barrow called Nuvuk. Daniel Lum talks about the changes in ocean ice near Barrow. Drive by shots of the hunting camp or "duck camp" near Point Barrow, AK. Scenics of the hunting camp or "duck camp" in Point Barrow, AK.