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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.

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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


Real: 225K  
Doctor Atomic:  The Opera Singer and the Physicist (Podcast)
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1:17:34
How do opera singers sing loud enough to be heard over an orchestra? Can an opera singer's voice really break a wine glass? What's the difference between a baritone and a soprano? Discover the answers to these questions—and more!—in this presentation for families. Join physicist and composer Dr. Brian Holmes and San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald to explore how the art and science of singing combine in opera.

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Date: October 8, 2005
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Everyday Science

Keywords: human vocal chords, science of singing, physics of singing, physics of opera, physiology of vocal sounds, vocal projection, projecting your voice, human vocal folds, opera physicist, science of opera, vocal frequency, vocal resonance, vocal tract, articulation, vocali


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Doctor Atomic:  Science, Music, & Morals Part I (Podcast)
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00:53:00
A discussion about the artistic, scientific, and moral interpretations of J. Robert Oppenheimer and his legacy as the father of the atomic bomb. Composer John Adams and librettist Peter Sellars of the Doctor Atomic opera are joined by Richard Rhodes, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Making of the Atomic Bomb. Kip Cranna, musical administrator at the San Francisco Opera, moderates.

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Date: September 13, 2005
Format: Interview
Category: History of Science
Subject(s): Art, History, Physics

Keywords: j. robert oppenheimer, atomic bomb, manhattan project, san francisco opera, nagasaki, los alamos, opera commentary, nuclear reaction, plutonium, implosion, nuclear fission, leslie groves, edward teller, composing, cold war


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Doctor Atomic:  Science, Music, & Morals Part II (Podcast)
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00:60:00
A discussion about the artistic, scientific, and moral interpretations of J. Robert Oppenheimer and his legacy as the father of the atomic bomb. Composer John Adams and librettist Peter Sellars of the Doctor Atomic opera are joined by Richard Rhodes, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Making of the Atomic Bomb. Kip Cranna, musical administrator at the San Francisco Opera, moderates.

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Date: September 13, 2005
Format: Interview
Category: History of Science
Subject(s): Art, History, Physics

Keywords: j. robert oppenheimer, atomic bomb, manhattan project, san francisco opera, nagasaki, los alomos, opera commentary, nuclear reaction, plutonium, implosion, nuclear fission, leslie groves, edward teller, composing, cold war


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The Nobel Prize: 100 Years of Creativity:  Creating Space-Time (Webcast)
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12:47:56
The concept of space-time--perhaps Einstein's most fundamental contribution to our understanding of the universe--will be explored using special red lasers.

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

Date: August 19, 2005
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, Physics

Keywords: 100th anniversary of einstein's theory of relativity, special relativity, spacetime, albert einstein, speed of light, speed of time, michelson inferometer floor exhibit, aether, distance in light years


Real: 256K  
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


Real: 225K  
The Nobel Prize: 100 Years of Creativity:  The Existence of Atoms (Webcast)
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00:23:04
Using a simple ball-bearing model, Exploratorium Senior Scientist Dr. Paul Doherty demonstrates Brownian Motion and explains how it proves the existence of atoms.

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

Date: August 5, 2005
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics

Keywords: brownian motion floor exhibit video, atoms and particles, atomic theory, scanning tunneling microscope explanation


Real: 225K  
Iron Science Teacher:  Potatoes (Webcast)
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01:04:45
Watch as Exploratorium staff and local teachers compete for the title of Iron Science Teacher. Each contestant has ten minutes to make a science lesson out of a secret ingredient. Today's secret ingredient-potatoes!

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

Keywords: demonstration, demo, teaching, teachers, potatoes, contest, experiments, activities, science


Real: 450K  225K  
Iron Science Teacher:  Milk (Webcast)
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1:11:41
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. This week’s “secret” ingredient: Milk!

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Date: July 15, 2005
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Physics

Keywords: acids and bases, curdling milk, making cheese, surface tension, convection currents, blue sky activity, scattering, total internal reflection, ice cream, comets, make a comet activity


Real: 225K  
NASA-JPL/Univ Maryland:  Deep Impact (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:33:02
Take a look inside a comet! Launched on Jan. 12, 2005, the Deep Impact spacecraft hurtled through space on a collision course with an enormous comet. Join senior scientist Paul Dougherty as he explores this exciting mission.

Project: NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratories/University of Maryland collaboration | Browse All

Date: July 8, 2005
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: deep impact, space, comet, dust and gas, difference between asteroids and comets, comet contents, comet temple, crater activity, cratering,


Real: 225K  
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