Browsing 0 - 10 results of 354 programs for category - Science in Action


Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table:  Neon: Ed Kirshner (Clip)
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00:20:07
Neon is normally odorless and colorless, reacting with no one, not even itself. Abundant in the universe, uncommon on Earth, it drifts aloof from any bond. When isolated by Sir William Ramsay and Morris Travers inside a vacuum tube in 1898, the noble gas betrayed its excitement in brilliant red. That excitement, glowing within Georges Claudes ingeniously curved lamps since 1923, has captured our imaginations ever since.

Project: Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table | Browse All

Date: April 15, 2016
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Chemistry, Art

Keywords: neon, everything matters, ron hipschman, ed kirshner, art


Solar Eclipse:  Einsteins Light-Bending Concept (Clip)
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00:01:45
This hands-on science video explains Einsteins light-bending concept using nothing more than a wine glass and an LED light representing a star.

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

Date: March 1, 2016
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: total solar eclipse, space, sun, einstein, stars, sun, moon, eclipse


Solar Eclipse:  Hands-On Safe Viewing Techniques (Clip)
Running Time:
00:00:42
Learn how to cast images of the sun using nothing more than a piece of paper and your hands!

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

Date: February 12, 2016
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: eclipse, sun, diy, hands-on learning, activity, solar viewer


Solar Eclipse:  How to view a Solar Eclipse | Eyeball Safety (Clip)
Running Time:
00:01:02
Dr. Paul Doherty will give you a demonstration on how the sun can burn a hole in your retina if you don't take the proper procausions when viewing a Solar Eclipse. Remember: Never look directly at the sun, even during a Partial Eclipse! To learn more about eclipses and safe viewing techniques, check out the various articles and videos on our Eclipse website. http://www.exploratorium.edu/eclipse/

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

Date: February 3, 2016
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: eclipse, total solar eclipse, telescope, safety


Live Deep-Sea Exploration with the E/V Nautilus:  Live from the Galapagos: June 26, 2015 (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:20:00
Join us on the web or in person for a live chat with scientists and educators on board the Exploration Vessel Nautilus as it explores a part of Galapagos that Darwin never saw: deep ocean communities and hydrothermal vents of the Galapagos Rift Zone.

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

Date: June 26, 2015
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: oceanography, nautilus, bob ballard, galapagos


Try This!:  Gorazd Planinsic 2014 (Clip)
Running Time:
00:15:00
Join Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty as he scours the globe for the world'sgreatest science demonstrations. In the 'Try This' series, Paul introduces us to science teachers who are famed for teaching some of the best science lessons. Watch the webcast, see the activities, and then try it yourself!

Project: Try This! With Paul Doherty and Friends | Browse All

Date: August 11, 2014
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): physics, general science

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Iron Science Teacher:  Lunch Ingredients (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:50:00
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 21, 2014
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): general Science

Keywords: ist, teachers, tools


Miscellaneous:  The Art of Tinkering: Scott Weaver's 100,000-Toothpick Sculpture of San Francisco (Clip)
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00:01:45
This is not your average art book. Brought to you by the Exploratorium's Tinkering Studio, The Art of Tinkering is an unprecedented celebration of what it means to tinker: to take things apart, explore tools and materials, and build wondrous, wild art that's part science and part technology. Join 150+ makers as they share the stories behind their beautiful and bold work--and learn a few lessons in tinkering yourself.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: November 7, 2013
Format: Event
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: tinkering, maker, make, technology, science, art, exploratorium, tinkering studio, scott weaver, toothpicks


Miscellaneous:  NOAA Buoy Installation (Clip)
Running Time:
00:01:45
This buoy will be anchored near the Exploratorium for six months, monitoring the acid levels of the bay and transmitting data to NOAA via satellite. This research will give NOAA scientists a better understanding of how the rising acid levels in the ocean are affecting very diverse things such as fish behavior, larvae development, and even plankton.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: May 22, 2013
Format: Event
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): life science/biology

Keywords: noaa, oceanography, san francisco bay, marine biology


Return to Mars:  Mars Update: March 2013 (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:30:00
In February 2013, Curiosity drilled into a rock called "John Klein" and then analyzed the sample material with its on-board scientific instruments. On March 12, NASA announced that the analyses show conditions on Mars were once favorable for life! Join us to learn more about this breakthrough discovery.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: March 22, 2013
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): astronomy/Space Science, General Science

Keywords: mars, space, habitable environment, chemical ingredients for life, chemical energy for microbes


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