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Recent Teacher Institute Podcasts from the Exploratorium

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Recent Teacher Institute Podcasts from the Exploratorium

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Rank #1: Scaling Up Barbie

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Size and scale can be difficult concepts to teach. TI staff educator Lori Lambertson talks us through one of her favorite activities, using one of her favorite dolls-Barbie.

Jun 02 2010

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Rank #2: Body Metrics

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Students really struggle with the metric system. TI staff educator Lori Lambertson tells us how she helps students get a handle on what the units really mean.

May 26 2010

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Rank #3: Let's Find Out!

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Teaching isn't just work, it's a lot of fun. Staff physicist Thomas Humphrey quickly figured out that he didn't have the answer to every question in the classroom-and that's the fun of it.

May 19 2010

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Rank #4: That's a Good Question

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TI staff biologist Karen Kalumuck describes how she tries not to answer every question that's asked during a class. Instead, she guides her students to discover ideas for themselves.

May 12 2010

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Rank #5: Teaching Abroad

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A veteran teacher describes her first year of teaching-in Guatamala. She faced many, many challenges, but she stuck it out and has been teaching for 20 years.

May 05 2010

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Rank #6: Revising the Rainbow

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What is indigo anyway? Staff physicist Paul Doherty tells the story behind ROYGBIV, and how he'd like to change that standard palette.

Apr 28 2010

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Rank #7: When the Moon Hits Your Eye

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What coin would just barely cover the full moon? You may be surprised. TI director (and recovering astrophysicist) Linda Shore explains how our brains distort the actual size of the moon.

Apr 21 2010

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Rank #8: Find That Sound

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Take a little sound quiz with our host, Stephanie Chasteen, and learn something about how our brains locate sounds.

Apr 14 2010

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Rank #9: Follow the Bouncing Ball

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Have you ever really listened to a ball bounce? Exploratorium staff physicist Thomas Humphrey describes the elegant mathematics of a bouncing ball.

Apr 07 2010

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Rank #10: The Last Straw

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Despite my better judgment, I invite TI staff educator Eric Muller to do one more set of activities—several things you can do with soda straws.

Mar 24 2010

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