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Iron Science Teacher:  Summer 2015: Air (Webcast)
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00:24:00
Cheer on the competitors in this zany science cook-off, where teachers compete before a live webcast audience for the sought-after title, "Iron Science Teacher."

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Date: July 20, 2015
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): general Science

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Science in the City:  Big and Tall Bikes (Clip)
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00:06:10
Height confers advantages in many sports—to a point. But what if you’re too tall to even safely fit on a bicycle? Bike builder David Folch shares both the engineering challenges and the joy of creating supersized bikes for supersized riders.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: July 8, 2015
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Physics, Geometry

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Iron Science Teacher:  Summer 2015: Plastic Bottles (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:53:00
Cheer on the competitors in this zany science cook-off, where teachers compete before a live webcast audience for the sought-after title, "Iron Science Teacher."

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 7, 2015
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: exploratorium, science, iron science, teacher, teaching aid, plastic bottles


Miscellaneous:  The Science of Sharing with Shachar Kariv (Clip)
Running Time:
00:34:25

On June 6, 2015, the Exploratorium hosted the Science of Sharing Forum, a public event featuring presentations by researchers and educators and activities exploring cooperation and sustainability. These talks and demonstrations shed light on how scientists study human behavior and fostered insight into large-scale societal challenges—such as energy use, ecosystem collapse, international conflict, and climate change—that depend on people negotiating ways to share finite resources and act for the long-term good of all.

Dr. Shachar Kariv is Benjamin N. Ward Professor of Economics and Economics Department Chair at UC Berkeley. He has been a visiting scholar at Stanford University, the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton, the European University Institute, the University of Oxford, and the Norwegian School of Economics. Much of his research focuses on social networks, behavior under uncertainty, and decisions about sharing and giving.



Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: June 30, 2015
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: shachar kariv, exploratorium, science, sharing, forum


Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table:  Carbon: Ron Hipschman (Clip)
Running Time:
00:20:00
Emerging from inside of stars, carbon is the fourth most abundant element in the universe, and the basis for all life on Earth. Polyamorous, it loves to bond, exchanging four of its electrons with atoms of itself and other elements to create an endless variety of chemistry, from DNA chains to soccer-ball shaped fullerenes to atom-thick sheets of graphene. As diamond, carbon is hard and abrasive, as graphite, soft. When its bonds are broken, carbon readily moves from one partner to the next, cycling between oceans, atmosphere, flora, fauna, soil, rocks, and fossil deposits deep below ground.

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Date: June 29, 2015
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: carbon, periodic table, elements, everything matters, coal, diamonds, graphite, bond, carbon emissions, chemistry, graphene


Live Deep-Sea Exploration with the E/V Nautilus:  Live from the Galapagos: June 28th, 2015 (Webcast)
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Join us on the web or in person for a live chat with scientists and educators on board the Exploration Vessel Nautilus.

Project: Live Deep-Sea Exploration with the E/V Nautilus | Browse All

Date: June 28, 2015
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: galapagos, bob ballard


Iron Science Teacher:  Summer 2015: Lightbulbs (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:30:00
Cheer on the competitors in this zany science cook-off, where teachers compete before a live webcast audience for the sought-after title, "Iron Science Teacher."

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: June 27, 2015
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): general Science

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Miscellaneous:  The Science of Sharing Forum with Beck Tench and Elizabeth Fleming (Clip)
Running Time:
00:36:12

On June 6, 2015, the Exploratorium hosted the Science of Sharing Forum, a public event featuring presentations by researchers and educators and activities exploring cooperation and sustainability. These talks and demonstrations shed light on how scientists study human behavior and fostered insight into large-scale societal challenges—such as energy use, ecosystem collapse, international conflict, and climate change—that depend on people negotiating ways to share finite resources and act for the long-term good of all.

Beck Tench and Elizabeth Fleming led the development of Experimonths, social-media activities that brought Science of Sharing to the wider world. Beck Tench is an educator, designer, and technologist who works with museums, libraries, and other cultural institutions to embrace risk-taking, creativity, and change. Elizabeth Fleming is Director for Learning Environments at the Museum of Life and Science. She plays a key role in exhibit design and evaluation and is a strong advocate for museum cultures fostering lifelong learning and science as a way of knowing.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: June 24, 2015
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: beck tench, elizabeth fleming, exploratorium, science, sharing, forum


Miscellaneous:  The Science of Sharing Forum with Hugh E. McDonald and Jennifer Jacquet (Clip)
Running Time:
00:42:09

On June 6, 2015, the Exploratorium hosted the Science of Sharing Forum, a public event featuring presentations by researchers and educators and activities exploring cooperation and sustainability. These talks and demonstrations shed light on how scientists study human behavior and fostered insight into large-scale societal challenges—such as energy use, ecosystem collapse, international conflict, and climate change—that depend on people negotiating ways to share finite resources and act for the long-term good of all.

Dr. Hugh McDonald is a Project Director, Senior Science Writer, and Associate Curator for the museum’s Osher West Gallery, which focuses on the interplay among science, society, and culture. He is a social psychologist and Principal Investigator of the Science of Sharing project.

Dr. Jennifer Jacquet, Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Studies at New York University, is an environmental social scientist. Much of her work focuses on transboundary cooperation issues such as overfishing, climate change, and wildlife preservation—challenges that depend in part on negotiation, communication, and trust, concepts at the heart of Science of Sharing.



Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: June 23, 2015
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: jennifer jacquet, hugh mcdonald, exploratorium, science, sharing, forum


Miscellaneous:  The Science of Sharing Forum with Athena Aktipis (Clip)
Running Time:
00:41:38

On June 6, 2015, the Exploratorium hosted the Science of Sharing Forum, a public event featuring presentations by researchers and educators and activities exploring cooperation and sustainability. These talks and demonstrations shed light on how scientists study human behavior and fostered insight into large-scale societal challenges—such as energy use, ecosystem collapse, international conflict, and climate change—that depend on people negotiating ways to share finite resources and act for the long-term good of all.

Dr. Athena Aktipis is a cooperation theorist and theoretical evolutionary biologist working at the intersection of social psychology, biology, anthropology, and medicine. She is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University and co-founder of the Center for Evolution and Cancer at UC San Francisco. She is particularly interested in cooperation in large complex systems, such as multicellular organisms and human societies.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: June 23, 2015
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): general Science

Keywords: athena aktipis, exploratorium, science, sharing, forum


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