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Science Teaching Tips:  Seeing the Light (Podcast)
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Newton wasnt really ready to believe that light was a wave, and so he didnt see what was in front of his eyes. Staff physicist Paul Doherty tells how to do the same experiment that Newton did back in the 1650s to see the wave nature of light.

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Date: February 24, 2010
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics

Keywords: light, wave, newton

Links: Paul Dohertys Web site

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Science Teaching Tips:  Whack a Stack (Podcast)
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Exploratorium staff educator Don Rathjen makes some noise with this activity about Newtons laws.

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Date: February 10, 2010
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics

Keywords: newton, noise

Links: Whack-a-Stack activity
The Old Tablecloth Trick (related)
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Science Teaching Tips:  Running Hot and Cold (Podcast)
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Exploratorium staff physicist Thomas Humphrey explains what temperature and color have to do with one another.

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Date: February 3, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics

Keywords: temperature, color


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Miscellaneous:  Earl Stirling and his Pyrograph (Clip)
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Exploratorium staff member Earl Stirling demonstrates the amazing "Pyrograph", an artwork refined over four years. Like a fiery version of the museums classic Drawing Board, Stirlings "Pyrograph" swings a pendulum over a sandy cauldron, tracing out oscillating patterns in colorful fire. This mesmerizing piece evokes both the Foucault pendulum and Dantes Inferno.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: January 28, 2010
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Chemistry, Physics

Keywords: earl, dodger, stirling, foucault, pendulum, fire, propane, art, pyrograph, sodium, electron


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Miscellaneous:  Pendulum Camera (Clip)
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Catch a glimpse of the floor as viewed from atop the concrete pendulum on the Exploratorium's Mezzanine.

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Date: January 27, 2010
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): art, Physics

Keywords: pendulum, museum, mezzanine, point of view, pov


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Miscellaneous:  A Close Look at Clouds (Webcast)
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Have you ever wondered exactly what clouds are made of, or what the difference is between a cumulus and lenticular cloud? Clouds are an ever-present, ever-changing part of our natural landscape. They come in a huge variety of shapes and sizes, and capture our imagination with their endless permutations. Join Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty for a live Webcast about cloud physics. Paul will discuss the basic makeup of clouds, and explore some of the aspects that make them such a rich part of our daily lives.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: January 16, 2010
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Physics

Keywords: clouds, wind, air, moisture, percipitation, lenticular, cumulus, sky


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Science Teaching Tips:  Whirled Music (Podcast)
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Geeks have strange hobbies. Staff physicist Paul Doherty plays the corrugated plastic tube, also known as a whirly, and explains the surprising science behind the sound.

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Date: January 13, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics

Keywords: whirly, sound, music

Links: The science of whirlies
Sounds like fun

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Science Teaching Tips:  Hey Batter, Batter! (Podcast)
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Exploratorium graphic artist David Barker describes the physics of baseball bats, and makes some sweet music in the process!

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Date: January 6, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics

Keywords: baseball, bats, physics, science, music

Links: Exploratoriums science of baseball

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Science Teaching Tips:  Ooh, You Make My Motor Run (Podcast)
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Staff educator Modesto Tamez tells how he gets students exploring electromagnets, a great preparation for making an electric motor.

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Date: December 30, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics

Keywords: electromagnets, electric, motor

Links: Stripped Down Motor activity

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Ice Stories:  Science at the South Pole (Clip)
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As a special event in conjunction with the 2009 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, we connected a live audience at the Exploratorium with scientists at the South Pole. Learn about atmospheric research at the South Pole from NOAA's Nick Morgan, the IceCube neutrino detector from Mark Krasberg and Laura Gladstone, and the South Pole Telescope from Bill Holzapfel.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 17, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Physics

Keywords: icecube, neutrinos, telescope, atmosphere, south pole, dark matter, dark energy, antarctica


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