Browsing 60 - 70 results of 605 programs for category - Everyday Science


Science in the City:  The Science of Firefighting: Cisterns (Clip)
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00:05:16
Ever notice a brick-lined circle embedded into a street intersection? Keep an eye out and you'll see them throughout San Francisco. As part of the San Francisco Fire Department's Auxiliary Water Supply System, these brick circles indicate a cistern full of water. Join SFFD's Chief Ken Lombardi and Firefighter Hashim Anderson as they discuss the history and function of these cisterns, and demonstrate the drafting procedures used to access the water.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: September 10, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): general science

Keywords: cisterns, san francisco fire department, sffd, hydrant, reservoir, ken lombardi, hashim anderson


Miscellaneous:  Market Days: A Breed Apart (Clip)
Running Time:
00:02:00
On August 16, 2014 we hosted canine contenders who demonstrated everything from intelligent disobedience to choreographed dance steps in our Dog Skills and Talent Shows. Join us for a free open-air mini-festival that brings together museum and community scientists, artists, and educators and features curated art and science demos, hands-on activities, exhibits, and craft displays.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: September 8, 2014
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): biology

Keywords: market days, dogs


Rosetta Mission:  Comet Mapping (Webcast)
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00:49:00
Join us as Rosetta moves ever closer to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko’s nucleus to map potential sites for a November landing.

Project: Rosetta Mission | Browse All

Date: August 15, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): general Science

Keywords: space, rosetta mission, esa


Science in the City:  Sutro Tower: From Eyesore to Icon (Clip)
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00:10:06
Looming over San Francisco since 1973, Sutro Tower's antennae transmit and receive radio and television signals to the nine-county SF Bay Area. Perched above Twin Peaks, the tower has become a local icon, now revered as much as it was abhorred when first built. Visit the tower with us to find out what’s on it, what’s underneath it, and its history, including its transformation from eyesore to icon.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: August 13, 2014
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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Keywords: sutro tower, adolph sutro, mount sutro, san francisco, exploratorium, science, radio frenquency, herb caen, fog, television, wireless, communications


Iron Science Teacher:  Dinner Ingredients (Webcast)
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00:30:00
Cheer on the competitors in this zany science cook-off, where teachers compete before a live webcast audience for the sought-after title, "Iron Science Teacher."

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 25, 2014
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

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Iron Science Teacher:  Breakfast (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:50:00
Cheer on the competitors in this zany science cook-off, where teachers compete before a live audience at the Exploratorium for the sought-after title, "Iron Science Teacher." This week's ingredients can be found in your breakfast!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 14, 2014
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

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Science in the City:  Sending Humans to Mars (Clip)
Running Time:
00:15:45
What would it take for humans to travel to and live on Mars—and who is daring enough to do it? In this episode, we explore the Mars One project, which is planning human settlement on the red planet, and hear from scientists at NASA's Ames Research Center about adjusting to the Martian environment. We also meet some brave Bay Area residents who are hoping to make the journey.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: July 8, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: mars, human exploration, exploratorium, nasa, mars-one, ames research center, chris mckay, jon rask, david willson, norbert kraft, jan millsapps, kenya armbrister


Miscellaneous:  Full-Spectrum Science: Fireworks (Clip)
Running Time:
00:50:00
Where do fireworks come from? Who invented them? What causes their beautiful colors, and how do the bursting shells create such different patterns? Join us for some real illumination, and learn the difference between a jerb and a lance.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: July 1, 2014
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

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Resonance:  Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe: Performance (Clip)
Running Time:
00:43:00
Join us for the fifth event in the series, this time featuring Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, an artist and multi-instrumentalist who works with voice to create spontaneous and ecstatic musical compositions. Lowe—who also performs under the moniker Lichens—uses effects boxes to loop guitars, percussion, and vocals to form a reverberating drone.

Project: Resonance | Browse All

Date: June 18, 2014
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): art

Keywords: resonance


Science in the City:  What is Community Radio? (Clip)
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00:12:46
What is Community Radio? The DJs and station managers at KPOO, KUSF in Exile, Mutiny Radio and Radio Valencia give us some insight into community radio in the Bay Area, how it works and the challenges they face. http://www.kpoo.com/ http://savekusf.org/ http://pcrcollective.org/ http://radiovalencia.fm/

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: June 11, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Physics

Keywords: radio, waves, science,


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