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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:  Student Misconceptions (Podcast)
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00:04:35
TI staff educator Sandra Robbins touts the merits of a book that examines how to address student misconceptions in the science classroom. The book is Targeting Students’ Science Misconceptions: Physical Science Concepts Using the Conceptual Change Model by Joseph Stepans, published by the Idea Factory in 2003.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: March 25, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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Keywords: stepans, conceptual, misconceptions, classroom, change


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Science Teaching Tips:  Straw Oboe (Podcast)
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00:04:00
TI staff educator Modesto Tamez explains how to make a simple straw oboe that will bring down the house (and teach good physics!)

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: March 18, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics

Keywords: oboe, physics

Links: Straw Oboe activity

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Science Teaching Tips:  Name That Book (Podcast)
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00:04:01
TI staff educator Don Rathjen describes how making up joke book titles, such as Marine Biology by C. Star, is a useful teaching tool—and also one of his personal addictions.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: March 18, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s):

Keywords: don rathjen, book


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Science Teaching Tips:  Stem Cells (Podcast)
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00:03:28
TI postdoctoral fellow Julie Yu explains what a stem cell is and why they’re important.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: March 18, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: stem, cell


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Science Teaching Tips:  Sing a Song of Science (Podcast)
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00:08:43
TI teacher coach Rilla Chaney says she’s no singer, but she’s successfully used songs to teach science concepts in her classroom.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: March 18, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Art

Keywords: classroom, songs

Links: Science Songwriters’ Association

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Science Teaching Tips:  Exponential Folding (Podcast)
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00:05:56
TI staff educators Lori Lambertson and Tory Brady explore the math behind the morning paper.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: March 18, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics

Keywords: folding, math, exponential

Links: The Math Explorer Book
Math Explorer Activity Database

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Ice Stories:  Antarctic Ice Hands-On Demo with Paul Doherty (Webcast)
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00:11:27
Join Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty as he shows us a demo related to Antarctic ice! Paul demonstrates how using Antarctic ice can help tell us what the temperatures of the earth's oceans were, thousands of years ago.

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

Date: December 11, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: antarctica, ice, demonstration, neutrons, protons


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AfterSchool Activities:  Bee Hummer Activity: Introduction (Clip)
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00:00:31
An introduction to the bee hummer, a simple musical instrument that sounds like a swarm of buzzing bees when you spin it around.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

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

Keywords: sound, sound toy, music, musical instrument, vibration, ear, hear, buzz, afterschool

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AfterSchool Activities:  Bee Hummer Activity: Step-by-step demonstration (Clip)
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00:06:08
A detailed demonstration of how to make the bee hummer, including a discussion of materials needed, troubleshooting tips if your hummer isn't humming well, and a demonstration of how the instrument should be played.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

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

Keywords: sound, sound toy, music, musical instrument, vibration, ear, hear, buzz, afterschool

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AfterSchool Activities:  Bee Hummer Activity: What's going on (Clip)
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00:01:27
The science behind this simple musical instrument, including the concepts of sound, vibration, and amplification.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

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

Keywords: sound, sound toy, music, musical instrument, vibration, ear, hear, buzz, afterschool

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