You’ll get a charge out of this…

February 8, 2008

This is a great little activity from Eric Muller’s While You’re Waiting for the Food to Come. Get a plastic drinking straw, in its wrapper. Unwrap one end, so the straw is still wrapped in the paper, and then slide the wrapper quickly up and down over the straw, until the straw and wrapper feel […]

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Sound Bytes

November 30, 2007

Hey, I’ve posted a new episode on my podcast, Science Teaching Tips. Episode: 20. Sound Bytes (Part 1) Our host, Stephanie Chasteen, shares some fun facts and activities having to do with the science of sound. Stephanie Chasteen’s Web site: Enjoy!

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Marshmallow puff tube

September 21, 2007

I’ve posted a new episode on my podcast. Title: Science Teaching Tips Episode: 16. Marshmallow Puff Tube Newton’s Laws were never so tasty. Exploratorium staff educator Don Rathjen shows us how to demonstrate ideas about force using a file folder and a marshmallow. More of Don Rathjen’s activities

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Through the looking glass

September 5, 2007

I’ve posted a new episode of my podcast, Science Teaching Tips Episode: 14 – Through the Looking Glass How big does a mirror have to be for you to see yourself in it? Exploratorium senior staff scientist Thomas Humphrey describes an activity you can use in your classroom to investigate simple optics.

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