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These selections of programs are recommended for K-12, museum, and home-school educators and afterschool program leaders.

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AfterSchool Activities:  Whirling Watcher Activity: Introduction (Clip)
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00:00:45
An introduction to a spinning disc called a stroboscope, which lets you create your own animated cartoon.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

Date: January 14, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: strobe, frames, persistance of vision, animation, cartoon, animated movie, movie, film, tv, sight, eye, afterschool

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AfterSchool Activities:  Whirling Watcher Activity: Step-by-Step Demonstration (Clip)
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00:04:32
A detailed demonstration of how to make a stroboscope, including a discussion of materials needed.

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Date: January 14, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: strobe, frames, persistance of vision, animation, cartoon, animated movie, movie, film, tv, sight, eye, afterschool

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AfterSchool Activities:  Whirling Watcher Activity: What's Going On (Clip)
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00:00:47
The science behind the Whirling Watcher stroboscope, including a discussion of the phenomenon called persistence of vision, which in this activity creates the illusion of a galloping horse.

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Date: January 14, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: strobe, frames, persistance of vision, animation, cartoon, animated movie, movie, film, tv, sight, eye, afterschool

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AfterSchool Activities:  Jitterbug Activity: Introduction (Clip)
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00:01:32
An introduction to the jitterbug, a simple motorized toy made of a recycled CD and a DC motor.

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Date: January 13, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: electricity, electric motor, toy, curcuit, rotational vibration, spinning, shimmy, afterschool

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AfterSchool Activities:  Jitterbug Activity: Step-by-Step Demonstration (Clip)
Running Time:
00:10:57
A detailed demonstration of how to make this toy, including a discussion of materials needed.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

Date: January 13, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: electricity, electric motor, toy, curcuit, rotational vibration, spinning, shimmy, afterschool

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AfterSchool Activities:  Jitterbug Activity: What's Going On (Clip)
Running Time:
00:01:41
The science behind this toy, including a discussion of how electric circuits work, and how an unbalanced load (an off-center weight on your jitterbug) results in rotational vibration.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

Date: January 13, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: electricity, electric motor, toy, curcuit, rotational vibration, spinning, shimmy, afterschool

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Teacher Institute:  Modesto Tamez: San Francisco 101 (Podcast)
Running Time:
00:30:26
The Teacher Institute's own food and entertainment maven takes us on a whirlwind tour of our golden city. Find out about the cheapest eats, the best place to see Art Deco or to go kayaking, and where to get insulted while you get your sandwich. These are Modesto's opinions; they don't represent the Exploratorium or its funders.

Project: Teacher Institute Summer Institute | Browse All

Date: April 25, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s):

Keywords: food, restaurants, exploratorium, entertainment

Links: Modesto's Best

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Teacher Institute:  Welcome to the Teacher Institute Family! (Podcast)
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00:05:35
If you’ve been accepted into our Summer Institute, we suggest you listen to this short podcast, which tells you some things we think you should know about the program before you arrive.

Project: Teacher Institute Summer Institute | Browse All

Date: April 17, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: teacher, education, professional development, workshop


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Teacher Institute:  The Classic Summer Institute (Full Version) (Podcast)
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00:26:48
This full-length podcast gives you the full flavor of our Summer Institute. Our staff will tell you about our special month-long Institute, which offers a rich mix of hands-on activities based on Exploratorium exhibits, in-depth content discussions, classroom materials and activities, and machine shop experience. In this podcast, teacher participants tell you what they think about the Summer Institute and how it affected them.

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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Teacher Institute:  The Classic Summer Institute (Lite Version) (Podcast)
Running Time:
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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