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Speaking of Music Rewind:  Anthony Braxton (Podcast)
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01:54:49
In this extensive talk from 1985, prolific American composer, musician, and self-proclaimed 'student' Anthony Braxton discusses many elements of his musical work. Because Braxton sees his musical output as part of larger constellations of culture, politics, and spirituality, his talk is huge in scope, and his language sometimes dizzies while it dazzles. He discusses his personal rejection of music for entertainment, and considers instead what music might do to further universal values. He also takes audience questions and plays excerpts of some of his recordings. This talk will amuse, awe, challenge, and inspire interested parties old and new.

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Date: March 18, 2010
Format: Lecture
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Music

Keywords: music braxton


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Science Teaching Tips:  Minilabs (Podcast)
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00:09:00
TI teacher coach Zeke Kossover explains how he uses short, focused lab activities to really get concepts across to his students.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: March 17, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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Keywords: lab, mini, short, activities


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Miscellaneous:  Energy from Death-Side View (Clip)
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00:05:16
Animals are a source of energy-rich food even after they die. Here we can see beetles, flies, bacteria, and other organisms feasting on carcasses.

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Date: March 14, 2010
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: lizard, death, decay


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Miscellaneous:  Energy from Death-Front View (Clip)
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00:05:17
Watch the process of a deceased monitor lizard providing energy for other organisms to live in this time-lapse video. Look for this exhibit in the museum, upstairs in the Traits of Life area.

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Date: March 14, 2010
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: death, cycle, decay, recycle, energy, ecosystem, food


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Solar Eclipse:  2008 Return to Urumqi (Clip)
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00:01:29
The Exploratorium Eclipse team drives back to Urumqi with our partners from XJTV, after the live broadcast. It was pretty hot, probably above 40 °C most of the way, and a 14 hour drive. This is a time-compressed video of of the trip out to the Weizi Gorge (Yiwu) along China’s cloud-covered Silk Road.

Project: Solar Eclipse: Stories from the Path of Totality | Browse All

Date: March 12, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, Art

Keywords: total solar eclipse, xinjiang, urumqi, time lapse, china, xjtv


Solar Eclipse:  2008 Clouds Timelapse (Clip)
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00:01:48
While in the field, the Exploratorium Eclipse remote team had a love/hate relationship with the clouds. The cloudscape of the Weizi Gorge was so spectacular it was easy to overlook that our fluffy friends could have potentially blocked our main reason for lugging 1700 lbs. of gear out to the edge of the Gobi Desert-the total solar eclipse! This is a short time-lapse video of the sky at our camp one day before the eclipse.

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Date: March 12, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: clouds, gobi desert, china, eclipse, sun, sky


Science Teaching Tips:  'Hey, neat!' The Importance of Provocacion (Podcast)
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00:05:36
Do your lessons sometimes fall flat? Staff educator Modesto Tamez explains how to be a good salesperson and get students engaged.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: March 10, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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Keywords: lessons, teaching, engaged


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Miscellaneous:  Live from the Lab: Living Systems Warm Room (Clip)
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00:23:38
Get a special sneak peek at the Exploratorium's lab. Living Systems' Caitlin Johnson shares this space where public is not allowed. Today's Live from the Lab highlights the museum's "warm room," where plants are grown, eggs are incubated, and zebrafish are farmed. Th Exploratorium's lab is an unusual museum feature, allowing a greater variety of programs and exhibits about biology.

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Date: March 9, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: zebrafish, plants, egg, lab, living systems,


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After Dark:  Distortion: Thee Oh Sees and Harry Smith Film (Clip)
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00:01:49
A highlight of this After Dark evening was Thee Oh Sees, one of the Bay Area’s best underground bands, who created a playful aural disorientation while playing in front of “visual music” by the late experimental filmmaker and musicologist Harry Smith.

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Date: March 4, 2010
Format: Event
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art

Keywords: music, band, concert, thee oh sees, harry smith, experimental, art, film, after dark


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Science Teaching Tips:  The Drama of the Immune System (Podcast)
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00:13:11
Staff educator Tory Brady performs a bit of theater, demonstrating the roles of the star players in the immune system.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: March 3, 2010
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: theater, immune, system


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