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AfterSchool Activities:  Sound Sandwich Activity: What's Going On (Clip)
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00:01:48
The science behind this instrument, including a discussion of how vibration produces sound, and how long, massive objects vibrate slowly and produce a low-pitched sound, while shorter, less massive objects vibrate quickly and produce a high-pitched sound.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

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

Keywords: sound, sound activity, sound experiment, vibration, hearing, ear, pitch, music, afterschool

Links: Download activity instructions
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Ice Stories:  Paul Doherty and Hands-on Activities 2 (Webcast)
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Join Exploratorium senior scientist Paul Doherty as he serves up more hands-on activities related to science in Antarctica.

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

Date: December 19, 2007
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Sciences/Biology, Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: antarctica, hands-on demo, activity, science


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Ice Stories:  Paul Doherty and Hands-on Activities (Webcast)
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Join Exploratorium senior scientist Paul Doherty as he serves up hands-on activities related to science in Antarctica.

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

Date: December 8, 2007
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: antarctica, hands-on demo, activity, science


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MAKE at the Exploratorium:  Making Your Own Kind of Music (Webcast)
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00:23:54
Ezra Daly explains how he makes musical instruments out of car and motorcycle parts, then plays his Frankenbass, created from a Moto Guzzi motorcycle gas tank, a chrome tailpipe, and scrap mahogany. Next, Doc Popular (aka Brian Roberts) shows how he creates instruments by circuit-bending toys. Doc--not just an inventor and a video editor but a yo-yo champion as well--will also demonstrate some yo-yo tricks.

Project: MAKE at the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: August 4, 2007
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Art

Keywords: make magazine, makers, inventors, demos, crafts, musical instruments, motorcycles, frankenbass, hacking, wires

Links: Learn more about Ezra Daly

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MAKE at the Exploratorium:  Like Making Candy: A 3D Sugar Printer with Windell Oskay and Lenore Edman (Webcast)
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Inventors Windell Oskay and Lenore Edman demonstrate the CandyFab 4000, a printer that creates 3D sculpture by stacking 2D images made of sugar. Drawing from disciplines as varied as circuit hacking and sewing, the sugar printer is only one of Oskay and Edman's many projects, which include an interactive dining table and hard-drive wind chimes.

Project: MAKE at the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: July 28, 2007
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Art

Keywords: make magazine, makers, inventors, demos, crafts, sugar, candy, 3d, printer,

Links: Learn more about Windell and Lenore

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MAKE at the Exploratorium:  Tools for Making Things with Jim Newton (Webcast)
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00:20:27
While demonstrating how to build an electromechanical digital clock, Jim Newton talks about different kinds of tools—from low-tech, such as a drill press or a welder, to high-tech, such as laser and plasma cutters. Jim is a lifetime maker, veteran BattleBots builder, and former MythBuster.

Project: MAKE at the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: July 21, 2007
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: make magazine, makers, inventors, demos, crafts, tools, techshop, machine shop, clock

Links: Learn more about TechShop

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MAKE at the Exploratorium:  Making Hyperbolic Crochet with Margaret Wertheim (Webcast)
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00:27:55
It's geometry! It's knitting! It's—hyperbolic crochet! Artist and science writer Margaret Wertheim shows you how to represent a hyperbolic plane using crochet hooks and yarn. Beginning with a simple crochet chain, learn how to create a geometric shape with a constant negative curvature just by adding stitches.

Project: MAKE at the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: July 14, 2007
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Art

Keywords: make magazine, makers, inventors, demos, crafts, crochet, coral reefs, math, hyperbolic, iff

Links: Learn more about Margaret Wertheim and The Institute for Figuring

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MAKE at the Exploratorium:  Making BlinkyBugs with Ken Murphy (Webcast)
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00:33:42
Tinkerer, programmer, and musician Ken Murphy shows how to build electromechanical "bugs" built from scavenged materials and powered with a single coin-cell battery. When the Blinkybug's wire antennae detect motion from air currents or vibrations, the bug comes to life, with its LED eyes blinking in rhythmic patterns.

Project: MAKE at the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: July 7, 2007
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: make magazine, makers, inventors, demos, crafts, leds, blinkybug

Links: Learn more about Ken Murphy and blinkybugs

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Iron Science Teacher:  Alcohol (Webcast)
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12:44:38
This special edition of Iron Scence Teacher is part of our celebration of the Teacher Institute's 21st birthday. Watch as the best teachers on the planet battle it out for the title of Iron Science Teacher. In this zany competition teachers will have ten minutes to create a science activity.

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: October 22, 2005
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Everyday Science

Keywords: cocktails, liquor, density column activity, pickled eggs, naked egg chemistry, osmosis, diffusion, dollar bill activity, convection currents, surface tension


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The Nobel Prize: 100 Years of Creativity:  Inventing Photons (Webcast)
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00:42:10
Exploratorium Senior Scientist, Dr. Paul Doherty, takes us through the Photoelectric Effect and the "invention" of photons.

Project: The Nobel Prize: 100 Years of Creativity | Browse All

Date: August 11, 2005
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics

Keywords: atoms and particles, photoelectric effect activity, electric charge, formication, photons, interference patterns, lightwaves


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