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Teacher Institute:  The Classic Summer Institute (Lite Version) (Podcast)
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00:11:17
If you’re in a rush, this truncated version will give you information about our Summer Institute, but with less commentary from staff and participants than the full version.

Project: Teacher Institute Summer Institute | Browse All

Date: January 1, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): General Science, Physics, Chemistry, Life Sciences/Biology, Geology/Earth S

Keywords: teacher, education, professional development, workshop


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Transit of Venus:  The Strange Atmosphere of the Planet Venus (Webcast)
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00:34:10
A series of sometimes fiery demonstrations shows what the pressure and composition of Venus’s atmosphere are like. This program was presented in conjunction with the Exploratorium’s webcast of the 2004 transit of Venus.

Project: The Rarest Eclipse: Transit of Venus | Browse All

Date: June 8, 2004
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, Chemistry

Keywords: atmosphere of venus, the surface of venus, sublimation, air blast craters, clouds on venus


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Origins: Astrobiology:  Life's Ingredients (Webcast)
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00:43:30
Julia Child and physicist Philip Morrison once cooked up (and sampled) "primordial soup," a mixture of ingredients said to be the materials from which life sprang on Earth. How accurate is this notion? David Deamer studies how some molecules self-assemble into order, and has developed new theories about how life evolved from components on Earth. We’ll talk with him, do hands-on experiments, and watch vintage footage of Julia Child tasting the soup. Guests: David Deamer, Director, UC Berkeley SETI Program, and Karen Kalumuk, Exploratorium staff scientist.

Project: Origins: Astrobiology: The Search for Life | Browse All

Date: November 16, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Chemistry

Keywords: self-assembled structures, self-assembly processes, directed assembly process, primordial soup recipe, building blocks of life, life on other planets, life on mars, chemical reactions, amino acid production, molecule formation, density column, emulsifiers, emulsifica


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Science of Cooking:  Sweet Science: Candy! (Webcast)
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0:54:40
Join the Live@ Exploratorium Webcast crew as we investigate the sugary world of candy. In our studio, Exploratorium chef Michael Rothberg turns the heat up on sugar to show us the different stages of caramelization, making a simple caramel sauce and pralines in the process. Join a tour of the Jelly Belly jelly bean factory in Fairfield, CA.

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Cooking | Browse All

Date: April 19, 2003
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Chemistry, General Science

Keywords: jellybeans, candy, sugar, candymaking, jelly belly factory, michael rothberg, lollipops, heat, sugar, carmelization, pralines, marshmellows, taffy


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Science of Cooking:  Breakfast Science: Coffee and Donuts (Webcast)
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1:05:53
Why do coffee and donuts go well together? What's makes the "perfect" cup of coffee? Why has it been such a treasured substance for centuries? Has coffee really found its perfect companion in that fluffy, sugary thing we call a donut?

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Cooking | Browse All

Date: February 15, 2003
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Chemistry

Keywords: coffee, donuts, cooking, food, sugar, frying, coffee roasting, espresso, krispy kreme donut factory, recipes


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Science of Cooking:  Crusty Science: Bread (Webcast)
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0:56:50
Find out how yeast performs its biochemical transformation of a bit of flour and water into crusty, delicious bread. Explore the history of breadmaking around the world, and learn how bread has come to occupy such a central place in the cuisines of many nations. We'll bake some bread in our studio kitchen, play with yeast and glutens in our lab, and share recipes.

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Cooking | Browse All

Date: January 18, 2003
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Chemistry, History

Keywords: bread, baking, yeast, mold, carol field, william rubel, food, cooking, sourdough, wheat, gluten, recipes


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Science of Cooking:  Sparkling Science: Champagne (Webcast)
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00:52:14
Learn how sparkling wine is made, what makes it different from still wine, and where all those little bubbles come from! We reveal how to open a bottle without touching the cork, as well as the best way to keep the bubbles in the bubbly. Join our special guests, Stanford chemistry professor Dick Zare, and French enologist Michel Salgues, winemaker at Roederer Estates in California, as we explore the science of tiny bubbles.

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Cooking | Browse All

Date: December 28, 2002
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Chemistry

Keywords: dick zare, bubbles, science of champagne, science of sparkling wine, air pressure, opening a champagne bottle, condensation, fog, gases, carbonation, carbonated beverages, gravity, air resistance, drag force, terminal velocity, surface tension, carbon dioxide, equilibriu


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Science of Cooking:  Fowl Science: Talking Turkey (Webcast)
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1:00:29
Join us as we talk turkey with food expert and author Harold McGee. Why does a turkey continue to cook after it is out of the oven? How can you be sure to thoroughly cook the dark meat without drying out the white meat? Is stuffing really a good idea? How do you make the skin golden?

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Cooking | Browse All

Date: November 22, 2002
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Chemistry

Keywords: turkey, harold mcgee, cooking, food, thanksgiving, stuffing, meat, heat, temperature, white meat, dark meat, skin, baking, frying, turkey farm

Links: Harold McGee Website

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Science of Cooking:  Turkey: Getting to the Meat of the Matter (Webcast)
Running Time:
1:00:24
Why does a turkey continue to cook after it is out of the oven? How can you be sure to thoroughly cook the dark meat without drying out the white meat? Is stuffing really a good idea? Join us as we talk turkey with food expert and author Harold McGee. Discover why temperature is critical, and investigate different cooking methods: roasting, deep frying, barbecuing, and smoking.

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Cooking | Browse All

Date: November 20, 2002
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Chemistry

Keywords: effect of temperature, effects of temperature, fowl science, myoglobin, cooking techniques, cooking temperatures, turkey farms, willybird turkey farm, brining a turkey, turkey brining, frying turkey, turkey behavior, turkey flocking patterns, ccoking meat, flavor, brown

Links: Fowl Science: Talking Turkey

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Iron Science Teacher:  Zip-Lock Plastic Bags (Webcast)
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00:36:24
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: Zip-Lock Plastic Bags

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: August 29, 2002
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Chemistry

Keywords: baggies, chemical reactions, zip lock baggies activity, ziplock baggies activity, polymers, carbon dioxide from cereal,


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