hands-on

Stringing us along…

April 18, 2008

I’ve got a new podcast episode… In this episode one of the teachers in our teacher workshops showed us one of his favorite activities, using the sound of paperclips (attached at intervals on a string) to estimate the rate of free fall. It’s a really elegant little experiment! Click this link to check it out: […]

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Carbon Dioxide… It’s a Gas!

March 7, 2008

Hi everyone, I posted an episode to my podcast, Science Teaching Tips. Click this link to check it out: 31. Carbon dioxide – Its a gas! TI staff educator Eric Muller shows me how to carbonate my tongue. Blech! More of Eric Muller’s activities: www.exo.net/~emuller – Stephanie

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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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Hands-on Science

January 18, 2008

Hey, I’ve posted a new episode on my podcast. Check it out; I think you’ll like it! Title: Science Teaching Tips Episode: Hands-on Science 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 […]

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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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