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Watch as the best teachers on the planet battle it out for the title of Iron Science Teacher. In this zany competition teachers will have ten minutes to create a science activity. This week’s “secret” ingredient: Shoe Boxes! Join us from the front porch of the Exploratorium as we check out today's partial solar eclipse. Learn safe viewing practices, then go outside and watch for yourself! Join us as NASA releases the first images from the Hubble Telescope's new camera, NICMOS (the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer). We'll discuss the significance and beauty of these pictures of our galaxy with the NICMOS' Lead Scientist, Keith Noll. Produced by students from San Francisco's Aim High Program. Today they ask, how do our ears work? Can we communicate without words? How do whales communicate under water? Why don't bats slam into trees as they fly? Middle school students will interview Exploratorium Educator Ken Finn and Biologist Dr. Karen Kalumuck, plus special surprise guests! Why do many things sound different underwater? How are echoes made? Can you feel or see sound? Join us as we delve into the mysteries of sound. This webcast will feature an Aim High student demonstrating how to make a membranophone; Exploratorium physicist Dr. Paul Doherty modeling sound with ringing aluminum rods, corrugated plastic whirlies, and a slinky; and Marco Jordan, lead educator in the Exploratorium's Outreach program, demonstrating sound science with a "whine" glass and a singing bowl. Eames Demetrios, grandson of Charles Eames, has been director of the Eames office since 1993. Author, lecturer, multimedia designer, and filmmaker, his most recent book, An Eames Primer, is an intimate and informative look at the philosophy and spirit behind the work of Charles and Ray Eames. Founding Dean of the Architecture Program at California College of Arts and Crafts (CCAC), David Meckel began his career in the Eames Office in the 1970's. Focusing on the day to day experiences of working with Charles and Ray Eames, David will portray a day in the life of the office with the images, people, and idiosyncratic pleasures that made up the rich and dynamic environment that served as the laboratory for these two great designers. Watch as USA robots battle in the Sumo ring for world dominance and a $2,000 prize! Also check out the Quicktime archive of the 1999 and 2001 Competitions. Watch as Exploratorium staff and local teachers compete for the title of Iron Sscience Teacher. Each contestant has ten minutes to make a science lesson out of a secret ingredient. Exploratorium staff Ron Hipschman and Robyn Higdon sum up the last five days of spacewalks, and show a couple of good-bye conferences with the shuttle astronauts.