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AfterSchool Activities:  Cuica Activity: Step-by-Step Demonstration (Clip)
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00:06:39
A detailed demonstration of how to make this small friction drum, including a discussion of materials needed and how different kinds of materials make for cuicas that produce different sounds.

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

Keywords: sound activity, sound experiment, music, musical instrument, sound, hearing, ear, brazil, percussion, carnival, friction, resonance, echo, afterschool

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AfterSchool Activities:  Cuica Activity: What's Going On (Clip)
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00:01:30
The science behind this musical instrument, including the concepts of sound, vibration, resonance, and amplification.

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

Keywords: sound activity, sound experiment, music, musical instrument, sound, hearing, ear, brazil, percussion, carnival, friction, resonance, echo

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AfterSchool Activities:  Water Bottle Membranophone Activity: Introduction (Clip)
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00:01:15
An introduction to an instrument much like a saxophone but made of a water bottle and a paper tube.

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

Keywords: music, musical instrument, toy, vibration, hearing, ear, afterschool

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AfterSchool Activities:  Water Bottle Membranophone Activity: Step-by-Step Demonstration (Clip)
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00:10:32
A detailed demonstration of how to make the saxophone-like membranophone, including a discussion of materials needed.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

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

Keywords: music, musical instrument, toy, vibration, hearing, ear, afterschool

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AfterSchool Activities:  Water Bottle Membranophone Activity: What's Going On (Clip)
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00:01:54
The science behind the water bottle membranophone, including a discussion of how air vibrates the instrument's membrane, producing sound.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

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

Keywords: music, musical instrument, toy, vibration, hearing, ear, afterschool

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Science of Music:  An Afternoon With Peter Whitehead (Clip)
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00:03:20
PETER WHITEHEAD is an instrument builder, performer, and composer. His singular instruments, often based on folk instruments from around the world, feature unusual found materials. Among his many instruments are the Heart Banjo, made from a baking tin; the Lawn Lyre, made from an old lawnmower and a metal oil pan; and the Spoonharp, made from a five-gallon metal drum, a eucalyptus branch, and kitchen spoons. Originally from England, Whitehead is now based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Founding member of the Mobius Operandi performance group, he also performs regularly with Closer To Carbon, an improvisational trio.

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Music | Browse All

Date: February 15, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art, Physics, General Science

Keywords: music, banjo, instrument


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Origins: Astrobiology:  Life's Ingredients (Webcast)
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00:43:30
Julia Child and physicist Philip Morrison once cooked up (and sampled) "primordial soup," a mixture of ingredients said to be the materials from which life sprang on Earth. How accurate is this notion? David Deamer studies how some molecules self-assemble into order, and has developed new theories about how life evolved from components on Earth. We’ll talk with him, do hands-on experiments, and watch vintage footage of Julia Child tasting the soup. Guests: David Deamer, Director, UC Berkeley SETI Program, and Karen Kalumuk, Exploratorium staff scientist.

Project: Origins: Astrobiology: The Search for Life | Browse All

Date: November 16, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Chemistry

Keywords: self-assembled structures, self-assembly processes, directed assembly process, primordial soup recipe, building blocks of life, life on other planets, life on mars, chemical reactions, amino acid production, molecule formation, density column, emulsifiers, emulsifica


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Science Wire:  Echo-Logic (Webcast)
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00:41:34
Produced by students from San Francisco's Aim High Program. Today they ask, how do our ears work? Can we communicate without words? How do whales communicate under water? Why don't bats slam into trees as they fly? Middle school students will interview Exploratorium Educator Ken Finn and Biologist Dr. Karen Kalumuck, plus special surprise guests!

Project: Science Wire | Browse All

Date: May 18, 2002
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: sonar, human hearing, sound location, science of music, guitar science, paul dresher ensemble, chromatic quadrachord instrument demonsrtation, nocturnal animal sounds, underwater animal sounds, whale song, production of sound, animal echolocation, low-frequency sound


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Origins: Antarctica:  Antarctica: The Journey (Webcast)
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0:24:49
Join the Origins team as they travel to Antarctica. We sent Mary, Noel, Paul, and Julie to explore scientific wonders from McMurdo to the Pole. Learn all about the extreme science being conducted at the South Pole in a daily dispatch from Terra Australis Incognita!

Project: Origins: Antarctica - Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole | Browse All

Date: December 5, 2001
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: flight to mcmurdo station, people of antartica, temperature of antartica, overview of antarctica, survival camp, survival traininig, survival strategies, building a snow camp,


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Try This!:  Try This! With Paul Doherty and Friends: Dr. Yoji Takikawa (Webcast)
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00:20:06
Dr. Paul Doherty scours the globe for the world's greatest science demonstrations. Here he partners with Dr. Yoji Takikawa of the International Christian School in Tokyo. Dr. Takikawa creates at least one new activity every month and has published over 25 books of science activities. Watch this webcast, follow the links to the 'recipes,' then try it yourself!

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

Date: March 8, 2001
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: break spaghetti on a scale activity, tensile strength, force, inverse square law, buckling of beams, building science, building engineering, deflect a flame with oxygen activity, magnetism, magnetic forces, magnetic properties of oxygen, paramagnetic, blind experimen


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