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AfterSchool Activities:  Ice Balloons Activity: What's Going On (Clip)
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00:01:03
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:  Ice Balloons Activity: Going Deeper (Clip)
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00:01:30
In this activity, you'll explore a frozen water balloon to learn how to ask investigable questions and how to use everyday objects to do experiments to answer those questions.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

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

Keywords: afterschool

Links: Download activity instructions
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Miscellaneous:  Between The Folds Preview (Clip)
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00:02:02
The film Between the Folds is a 2009 work by filmmaker Vanessa Gould. Between the Folds chronicles ten artists and scientists who have devoted time to the unlikely medium of modern origami. Vanessa Gould, who has degrees in physics and architecture, explores the expression of mathematics through origami. She became captivated by the art and science of transforming sheets of paper into three-dimensional geometric shapes — and exposed a hidden subculture. The film will screen at the Exploratorium on Saturday, October 18th, at 2pm.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: August 28, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art

Keywords: paperfolding, origami, film, physics

Links: Green Fuse Films

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Science Teaching Tips:  Size Does Matter (Podcast)
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00:05:59
Exploratorium staff physicist Thomas Humphrey reveals why size does matter, at least in physics.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: August 26, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics

Keywords: size, physics


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Science Teaching Tips:  Why We Teach (Podcast)
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00:11:54
Need to remember why you teach? Listen to this incredible story from one of our teacher coaches recalling her first year of teaching.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: August 19, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s):

Keywords: teach


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Speaking of Music Rewind:  Series Preview (Clip)
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00:01:20
Meet some of the notable artists featured in the Speaking of Music Rewind preview: Brian Eno, Sarah Hopkins, Trimpin, Pamela Z, John Cage, Philip Glass, and Laurie Anderson.

Project: Speaking of Music Rewind | Browse All

Date: August 19, 2009
Format: Event
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art

Keywords: speaking of music, brian eno, laurie anderson, john cage, 40th anniversary, music


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Science Teaching Tips:  Discovering Pi (Podcast)
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00:06:19
TI staff educator and math enthusiast Lori Lambertson describes how to find her favorite number.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: August 12, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: pi, math


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Exploratorium Audio Salon:  Dr. Paul Coleman-Goddesses and Telescopes (Podcast)
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08:57
Astrophysicist and native Hawaiian Dr. Paul Coleman is used to operating in the worlds of both science and spiritual tradition. But in this short podcast, he tells a story of one time when those two worlds clashed, and he was reminded of the importance of remembering his native roots.

Project: Exploratorium Audio Salon | Browse All

Date: August 11, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: paul coleman, pele, mauna kea, telescopes, hawai'i, hawaii, polynesian navigation, audio salon


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Science Teaching Tips:  Hands-On Science (Podcast)
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00:05:05
When staff physicist Paul Doherty began to teach, he started by doing lots of demonstrations. But now, he explains, he has students get their hands on the science, which helps them to understand the calculations.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: August 5, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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Keywords: hands, on, calculations, teach

Links: Paul Doherty’s Web site

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Ice Stories:  Looking at Climate History for Clues to Our Future (Clip)
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00:05:15
Geologist Chistina Riesselman explains how studying 3-million-year-old sediment from Antarctica is providing a glimpse of what our planet's climate might look like if atmospheric carbon dioxide continues to rise as projected.

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

Date: August 5, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: sediment cores, climate change, climate history, diatoms, glaciers, sea level rise


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