Science Teaching Tips
Science Snacks for the Classroom
Science Teaching Tips is dead. Long live Science Teaching Tips!
March 29, 2009 09:20 PM PDT
The final episode of Science Teaching Tips has been posted. But don't despair! They've been given new life (and a new webhome) over at http://exploratorium.edu/ti/podcasts. Check out the new location, it's all spiffy and snazzy, and listen to all the great episodes of the compiled wisdom of the Exploratorium's Teacher Institute. Enjoy!69. The World's Cheapest Electroscope
March 29, 2009 09:13 PM PDT
Dying to know whether something’s positively or negatively charged? TI staff educator Modesto Tamez explains an easy – and dirt cheap – way to probe the electric charge of the world.
Save Science Teaching Tips!
February 21, 2009 01:38 PM PST
There is only one episode of Science Teaching Tips remaining! There is no more funding to continue producing this podcast. If you're interested in seeing this continue, please let me know (and perhaps I can scrape together some funding). If you have a suggestion of where we might find some dollars to keep producing this, please, do tell! It's been a lot of fun and we have a lot of subscribers, I'd love to keep doing this.68 - Body Metrics
February 21, 2009 01:35 PM PST
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.67. Let's Find Out!
February 09, 2009 08:42 PM PST
Teaching isn’t just work, it’s a lot of fun. Staff scientist Thomas Humphrey quickly figured out he didn’t have the answer to every question in the classroom, and that’s the fun of it.66. That's a good question!
January 23, 2009 09:45 AM PST
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.
January 09, 2009 08:06 PM PST
What is indigo anyway? Staff physicist Paul Doherty tells the story behind ROYGBIV, and how he’d like to change that standard palette.
January 02, 2009 04:03 PM PST
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.63. Teaching abroad
December 19, 2008 03:42 PM PST
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.62. Find that sound!
December 12, 2008 09:14 AM PST
Take a little sound quiz with our host, Stephanie Chasteen, and learn something about how our brains locate sounds.
Find That Sound activity: http://exploratorium.us/listen/activities/dean/localize/lg_dean_localize.php
Stephanie Chasteen’s Web site: www.exo.net/~drsteph
Science Teaching Tips is produced by the Exploratorium's Teacher Institute at http://www.exploratorium.edu/ti.
This podcast is a bite-sized podcast for science teachers, by science teachers. In each 5-minute episode, we give you hands-on activities, science facts, science history, pedagogy tips for new teachers, or other ideas for your science classroom.
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I'm a science communicator and educator currently employed at the University of Colorado at Boulder as a Science Teaching Fellow. Previously I was a postdoctoral fellow in the Teacher Institute of the Exploratorium. I have been a science journalist off and on for the past 7 years, including a summer spent on the science desk at National Public Radio. That's where I got my love of radio, and this podcast is an extension of that. The Teacher Institute has a great wealth of expertise, and I hope to bring it to some teachers who are not able to come to the Exploratorium programs.
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