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TI staff educator Sandra Robbins touts the merits of a book that examines how to address student misconceptions in the science classroom. The book is Targeting Students’ Science Misconceptions: Physical Science Concepts Using the Conceptual Change Model by Joseph Stepans, published by the Idea Factory in 2003. TI staff educator Modesto Tamez explains how to make a simple straw oboe that will bring down the house (and teach good physics!) TI staff educator Don Rathjen describes how making up joke book titles, such as Marine Biology by C. Star, is a useful teaching tool—and also one of his personal addictions. TI postdoctoral fellow Julie Yu explains what a stem cell is and why they’re important. TI teacher coach Rilla Chaney says she’s no singer, but she’s successfully used songs to teach science concepts in her classroom.
TI staff educators Lori Lambertson and Tory Brady explore the math behind the morning paper.
Paul Stepahin is an Exploratorium exhibit developer who has a background in physics. He's worked on exhibits such as Elephant Turntable and Additor. Paul's knowledge and love of computer science and complex math has made him a resource for Exploratorium staff. In this program, Paul discusses the theoretical math P versus NP problem.
Celebrate Pi Day— an international holiday born at San Francisco’s Exploratorium. Join us for a live webcast where we examine the nature of everyone's favorite mathmatical constant, 3.1415926535…ad infinitum!
Terje Isungset is one of Europe's most accomplished and innovative percussionists. With over two decades experience in jazz and Scandinavian music his work travels far beyond traditional boundaries. He's become more like a cross between a sound artist and a shaman. Isungset crafts his own instruments from natural elements found in Norway such as arctic birch, granite, slate, and even ice. A casual chat with ultra-inspirational artists and 'Future Farmers' Michael Swaine and Amy Franceschini.