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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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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: Exploratorium’s 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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Science Teaching Tips:  Groovy Sounds (Podcast)
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00:09:32
TI staff educator Eric Muller explains how to make your own record player!

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Date: December 23, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
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Keywords: record, player

Links: Groovy Sounds activity
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Science Teaching Tips:  If You Could Hop Like a Frog (Podcast)
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00:09:26
It can be hard to make ideas about size and scale relevant to students’ lives. Children’s book author David Schwartz explains a series of neat real-world comparisons from his book that really get the concepts across.

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Date: December 16, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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Keywords: size, scale, frog, schwartz, david

Links: David Schwartz’s Web site

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Science Teaching Tips:  Which Is Closest? (Podcast)
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00:07:31
Which is farthest away from the earth, the stars or Pluto? The answer may be obvious to you, but a lot of people get this wrong. Listen to TI director Linda Shore as she presents a little survey about how things are arranged in the heavens—and explains what the surprising results mean.

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Date: December 9, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: stars, pluto


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Science Teaching Tips:  That Sounds Good (Podcast)
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Exploratorium staff physicist Thomas Humphrey divulges a clever way to measure the speed of sound, and he explains how he’s used that information to measure things in the world.

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Date: December 2, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics

Keywords: sound, speed, measure


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Science Teaching Tips:  Electrifying Ideas (Podcast)
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The ancient Greeks knew about magnets, and they knew about electricity, too. But it wasn’t until the nineteenth century that a connection between the two was discovered. Staff physicist Paul Doherty tells the story of how a professor made the connection…which led to modern motors.

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Date: November 25, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics

Keywords: greeks, magnets, electricity, motors

Links: Paul Doherty’s Web site

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Science Teaching Tips:  It’s All in Good Taste (Podcast)
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00:07:37
TI staff biologist Karen Kalumuck busts some of the myths about taste, and presents a few fun activities for the classroom.

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Date: November 18, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science, Biology

Keywords: taste

Links: This activity is from the Exploratorium’s Human Body Explorations
The Nose Knows activity
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Science Teaching Tips:  Take It from the Top (Podcast)
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00:06:28
A stack of blocks seems to defy gravity in this activity by Exploratorium staff educator Don Rathjen.

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Date: November 11, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s):

Keywords: blocks, gravity

Links: Take It from the Top activity
More of Don Rathjen’s activities

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