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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)
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00:10:57
A detailed demonstration of how to make this toy, including a discussion of materials needed.

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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: What's Going On (Clip)
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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.

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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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Exhibit Services:  Aeolian Landscape (Clip)
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00:00:15
Aeolian Landscape is an exhibit in which a miniature wind-swept desert landscape is recreated by an electric fan and finely ground sand that mimics the process of wind picking up and depositing small particles. Visitors can change the direction of the fan, influencing the shape of the dunes.

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Date: January 10, 2008
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art, Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: art, aeolian, exhibit, ned kahn, wind, sand, dune, simulation


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Exhibit Services:  Balancing Ball (Clip)
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00:00:15
At the Balancing Ball exhibit, a plastic beach ball floats mysteriously several feet above a large plastic cone. Upon closer inspection, the ball is found to be floating on a stream of air blowing out of the cone; visitors interact with the ball, changing its position in relation to the air flow.

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Date: January 10, 2008
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: ball, air, airflow, float, stream, exhibit


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Exhibit Services:  Chaotic Pendulum (Clip)
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00:00:15
The Chaotic Pendulum exhibit contains a deceptively simple set of pendulums in a steel and Plexiglas case. The visitor twists a protruding knob, expecting the resulting motion to be fairly predictable. But the device's motion is chaotic, extremely complicated and long-lived.

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Date: January 10, 2008
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Physics

Keywords: pendulum, chaos, motion


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Solar Eclipse:  Live from Turkey: More Images (Clip)
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00:03:34
Live program from Side, Turkey Images from the Total Solar Eclipse that took place on March 28-29, 2006.

Project: Solar Eclipse: Stories from the Path of Totality | Browse All

Date: January 1, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
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Ice Stories:  Nadine Krupinski on Her Research on Antarctic Ice Sheets (Clip)
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00:02:16
Nadine, a glaciology graduate student from UC Santa Cruz, spent four weeks on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet investigating ice sheets and global climate change.

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

Date: November 26, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: antarctica, wais, west antarctic ice sheet, ice sheets, ice dynamics


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Ice Stories:  Slawek Tulaczyk on Why He Investigates Ice Sheet Behavior (Clip)
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00:03:09
Dr. Tulaczyk, a glaciologist from UC Santa Cruz, studies the lakes, floods, and ice quakes that occur under the giant glaciers of Antarctica. He is among only 200 scientists world-wide who study ice sheet dynamics and its role in climate change.

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

Date: November 26, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: antarctica, wais, west antarctic ice sheet, ice sheets, ice dynamics, lakes, floods, glacialogy, glaciers, climate change


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