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In May 2009, the ROV Jason captured these images of violent explosions of the West Mata volcano near Fiji. At almost 4,000 feet underwater, this is the deepest erupting volcano ever witnessed and captured on video. It's also the first time anyone has ever observed the formation of deep-ocean seafloor as it's happening. Self Centered Mirror is an arrangement of 34 vertical panes of mirror. It has a retro-reflective behavior, this means that anyone standing in front of this mirror will see themselves reflected on all 34 panes, The mirror will also remove anyone else in the space from being reflected. This piece lifts the last obstacle from in the quest to total narcisism. Artist Dan Rozin will be featured in the Exploratorium's summer exhibition, Reflections. A story can help make a subject come alive for your students. TI teacher coach Carol Murphy talks about the myriad ways she’s used storytelling in her science classes. Mirrors Mirror creates the viewers' image by directing 768 small mirror tiles in a way that reflects different portions of their image. The piece is made of 24 columns of "pixels" that form a concaved curved surface that is aimed at the viewer. Brighter pixels reflect the upper body of the viewer and the wall behind him and dark ones are aimed lower. Artist Daniel Rozin will be featured in the Exploratorium's 2009 summer exhibition, Reflections. A veteran teacher describes his first year teaching in a tough school district. This episode is one of several “first-year” stories from people in a difficult profession. Smashcast visited the Exploratorium on Saturday, April 18th, to work on the Ice Stories project and meet four Antarctic scientists. Hear an interview with our host, Stephanie Chasteen, about why podcasts can be great professional development tools for teachers. The interview is excerpted from an episode of the Podcast for Teachers, which gave us the award for Best Professional Development Podcast.
Join us for a live Webcast exploring eggs! Eggs are cells – the largest cells. We all come from eggs. Come explore the wondrous workings of eggs with staff biologists including naked eggs, de-shelled to demonstrate osmosis, sea urchin egg fertilization, life inside an egg using chick embryos, and other ova-vations to discover their amazing properties.
Learn how to build a version of a Brazilian instrument called the cuica, which demonstrates principles of sound. This podcast was created collaboratively in a teacher workshop at the Exploratorium.
In this panel discussion, the panelists will examine the impacts of climate change on Hawaiian ecosystems and populations. The panelists will include:
Phil McGillivary, Leon Geschwind, Amber Inwood, and Ku’ulei Rogers.