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Miscellaneous:  The Science of Sharing Forum with Athena Aktipis (Clip)
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On June 6, 2015, the Exploratorium hosted the Science of Sharing Forum, a public event featuring presentations by researchers and educators and activities exploring cooperation and sustainability. These talks and demonstrations shed light on how scientists study human behavior and fostered insight into large-scale societal challenges—such as energy use, ecosystem collapse, international conflict, and climate change—that depend on people negotiating ways to share finite resources and act for the long-term good of all.

Dr. Athena Aktipis is a cooperation theorist and theoretical evolutionary biologist working at the intersection of social psychology, biology, anthropology, and medicine. She is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University and co-founder of the Center for Evolution and Cancer at UC San Francisco. She is particularly interested in cooperation in large complex systems, such as multicellular organisms and human societies.

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Date: June 23, 2015
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): general Science

Keywords: athena aktipis, exploratorium, science, sharing, forum


Miscellaneous:  Introducing explOralab: 150+ Ways to Investigate the Science All Around You (Clip)
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Take a good look around: The ho-hum spots you inhabit every day are actually secret laboratories full of fascinating and eye-popping amazement—from the instant you wake up to the time you nod off at night! Discover these awe-inspiring scientific playgrounds with Exploralab—the hands-on, action-packed activity guide from the world's most beloved and fun-filled laboratory, the Exploratorium, in San Francisco. Exploralab contains tons of way-cool tools of inquiry to help kids get in on the science fun, including: a magnifier, reflective paper, fabric swatches, an eraseable whiteboard, textured paper, a spinning disc, polarizing filters, colored acetate sheets, and glow-in-the-dark ink!

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Date: September 25, 2013
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: exploratorium, science, experiment, laboratory, activities, education, book, learning, kids, children, projects, art, technology, hands on, electronics, creativity, build, make


Reflections:  Testing the Giant Mirror's Sphericity (Clip)
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00:04:49
Senior Staff Scientist Thomas Humphrey invents a simple experiment to see if the Giant Mirror is spherical or parabolic, and then to see if it's perfectly spherical. By placing a Styrofoam ball at the center of curvature, he's able to prove that the mirror is out of pure sphericity by about one-quarter of one degree.

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Date: September 7, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Physics

Keywords: mirror, reflection, focus, curvature, exhibit, sphere, experiment


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Reflections:  Reflections of Infrared Radiation (Clip)
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Staff Neuroscientist Richard Brown demonstrates that the Giant Mirror reflects infrared radiation as well as visible light.

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Date: September 5, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Physics

Keywords: mirror, reflection, exhibit, light, heat, experiment


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AfterSchool Activities:  Ice Balloons Activity: Introduction (Clip)
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An introduction to the Ice Balloons activity, in which learners explore globes of frozen water and learn how to ask and then answer 'investigable' questions.

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Date: September 2, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: ice, water. inquiry, questioning, investigable questions, experiment, observing, density, temperature, thermal conductivity, center of mass, freezing point depression, heat capacity, water vapor, states of water, states of ice, afterschool

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AfterSchool Activities:  Ice Balloons Activity: Step-by-Step Demonstration (Clip)
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00:07:39
A detailed demonstration of how to do the Ice Balloons activity, including a discussion of materials needed and strategies for getting learners to ask and then investigate questions about what they are seeing.

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Date: September 2, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: ice, water. inquiry, questioning, investigable questions, experiment, observing, density, temperature, thermal conductivity, center of mass, freezing point depression, heat capacity, water vapor, states of water, states of ice, afterschool

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AfterSchool Activities:  Ice Balloons Activity: What's Going On (Clip)
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The science and pedagogy behind this activity, including a discussion of concepts such as density, temperature, thermal conductivity, center of mass, freezing point depression, heat capacity, and the characteristics of the states of water, water vapor, and ice. Also describes strategies for observing, asking questions, and then choosing a question to investigate further.

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Date: September 2, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: ice, water. inquiry, questioning, investigable questions, experiment, observing, density, temperature, thermal conductivity, center of mass, freezing point depression, heat capacity, water vapor, states of water, states of ice, afterschool

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AfterSchool Activities:  Bottle Blast Off Activity: Introduction (Clip)
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An introduction to making a simple rocket and a rocket launcher, including a demonstration of how the finished model will fly.

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

Keywords: flight, propulsion, jet, turbulence, inclinometer, experiment, space, afterschool

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AfterSchool Activities:  Bottle Blast Off Activity: Making the Rocket (Clip)
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00:09:09
A step-by-step demonstration of how to make a simple rocket, including a discussion of materials needed and where to get them.

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

Keywords: flight, propulsion, jet, turbulence, inclinometer, experiment, space, afterschool

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AfterSchool Activities:  Bottle Blast Off Activity: Making the Launcher (Clip)
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00:07:13
A step-by-step demonstration of how to make a launcher to send your rocket sky-high, including a discussion of materials needed and where to get them.

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

Keywords: flight, propulsion, jet, turbulence, inclinometer, experiment, space, afterschool

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