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Exploratorium staff physicist Thomas Humphrey reveals why size does matter, at least in physics. Need to remember why you teach? Listen to this incredible story from one of our teacher coaches recalling her first year of teaching. Meet some of the notable artists featured in the Speaking of Music Rewind preview: Brian Eno, Sarah Hopkins, Trimpin, Pamela Z, John Cage, Philip Glass, and Laurie Anderson.
TI staff educator and math enthusiast Lori Lambertson describes how to find her favorite number. Astrophysicist and native Hawaiian Dr. Paul Coleman is used to operating in the worlds of both science and spiritual tradition. But in this short podcast, he tells a story of one time when those two worlds clashed, and he was reminded of the importance of remembering his native roots.
When staff physicist Paul Doherty began to teach, he started by doing lots of demonstrations. But now, he explains, he has students get their hands on the science, which helps them to understand the calculations.
Geologist Chistina Riesselman explains how studying 3-million-year-old sediment from Antarctica is providing a glimpse of what our planet's climate might look like if atmospheric carbon dioxide continues to rise as projected. It’s tough for a new teacher to keep up with everything from labs to professional development. TI teacher coach Arlette Manders provides a potpourri of tips on how to make life a little easier. TI staff educator Lori Lambertson explains her philosophy of integrating math and science in the classroom, and how she puts it into practice. Cheer on the competitors in this zany science cook-off. Teachers compete before a live audience at the Exploratorium for the revered title, "Iron Science Teacher." This week's secret ingredient: batteries.