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The Exploratorium Science Snackbook

The Exploratorium Science Snackbook Author Exploratorium Teacher Institute
ISBN-10 0470541636
Release 2009-10-13
Pages 300
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Kids and teachers can build their own science projects based on exhibits from San Francisco's premiere science museum This revised and updated edition offers instructions for building junior versions, or "snacks," of the famed Exploratorium's exhibits. The snacks, designed by science teachers, can be used as demonstrations, labs, or as student science projects and all 100 projects are easy to build from common materials. The Exploratorium, a renowned hands-on science museum founded by physicist and educator Frank Oppenheimer, is noted for its interactive exhibits that richly illustrate scientific concepts and stimulate learning. Offers a step-by-step guide for building dynamic science projects and exhibits Includes tips for creating projects made from easy-to-assembly items Thoroughly revised and updated, including new "snacks," images, and references



Something Incredibly Wonderful Happens

Something Incredibly Wonderful Happens Author K. C. Cole
ISBN-10 9780226009360
Release 2012-09-01
Pages 416
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How do we reclaim our innate enchantment with the world? And how can we turn our natural curiosity into a deep, abiding love for knowledge? Frank Oppenheimer, the younger brother of the physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, was captivated by these questions, and used his own intellectual inquisitiveness to found the Exploratorium, a powerfully influential museum of human awareness in San Francisco, that encourages play, creativity, and discovery—all in the name of understanding. In this elegant biography, K. C. Cole investigates the man behind the museum with sharp insight and deep sympathy. The Oppenheimers were a family with great wealth and education, and Frank, like his older brother, pursued a career in physics. But while Robert was unceasingly ambitious, and eventually came to be known for his work on the atomic bomb, Frank’s path as a scientist was much less conventional. His brief fling with the Communist Party cost him his position at the University of Minnesota, and he subsequently spent a decade ranching in Colorado before returning to teaching. Once back in the lab, however, Frank found himself moved to create something to make the world meaningful after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He was inspired by European science museums, and he developed a dream of teaching Americans about science through participatory museums. Thus was born the magical world of the Exploratorium, forever revolutionizing not only the way we experience museums, but also science education for years to come. Cole has brought this charismatic and dynamic figure to life with vibrant prose and rich insight into Oppenheimer as both a scientist and an individual.



Exploratopia

Exploratopia Author Pat Murphy
ISBN-10 0316612812
Release 2006-10-04
Pages 373
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Offers young adults an illustrated collection of four hundred kid-friendly explorations and experiments that take a special look at everyday items, such as eggs and paper clips, to the process for mummifying a hot dog and breaking secret codes.



Exploralab

Exploralab Author Lucie Parker
ISBN-10 0992625432
Release 2013
Pages 128
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Exploralab has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Exploralab also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Exploralab book for free.



Exploralab

Exploralab Author The Exploratorium
ISBN-10 1616284919
Release 2013-09-24
Pages 128
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Let science blow your mind with the Exploratorium! Take a good look around: The ho-hum spots you inhabit every day are actually secret laboratories full of fascinating and eye-popping wonder—from the instant you wake up to the time you nod off at night! Discover these awe-inspiring scientific playgrounds with Exploralab—the hands-on, action-packed activity guide from the world’s most beloved and fun-filled laboratory of all, the Exploratorium in San Francisco. Exploralab contains tons of way-cool tools of inquiry to help kids get in on the science fun, including: • a magnifier • reflective paper • fabric swatches • an erasable whiteboard • textured paper • a spinning disc • polarizing filters • colored acetate sheets • and glow-in-the-dark ink!



The Exploratorium science snackbook

The Exploratorium science snackbook Author Paul Doherty
ISBN-10 0943451256
Release 1991-10
Pages 225
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The Exploratorium science snackbook has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Exploratorium science snackbook also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Exploratorium science snackbook book for free.



The Science Explorer

The Science Explorer Author Pat Murphy
ISBN-10 0943451566
Release 2002
Pages 127
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How to Bake Pi

How to Bake Pi Author Eugenia Cheng
ISBN-10 9780465051694
Release 2015-05-05
Pages 304
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"Whimsical...rigorous and insightful." -- New York Times Book Review What is math? How exactly does it work? And what do three siblings trying to share a cake have to do with it? In How to Bake Pi, math professor Eugenia Cheng provides an accessible introduction to the logic and beauty of mathematics, powered, unexpectedly, by insights from the kitchen. We learn how the béchamel in a lasagna can be a lot like the number five, and why making a good custard proves that math is easy but life is hard. At the heart of it all is Cheng's work on category theory, a cutting-edge "mathematics of mathematics," that is about figuring out how math works. Combined with her infectious enthusiasm for cooking and true zest for life, Cheng's perspective on math is a funny journey through a vast territory no popular book on math has explored before. So, what is math? Let's look for the answer in the kitchen.



Best STEM Resources for NextGen Scientists The Essential Selection and User s Guide

Best STEM Resources for NextGen Scientists  The Essential Selection and User s Guide Author Jennifer L. Hopwood
ISBN-10 9781610697224
Release 2015-06-30
Pages 279
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Intended to support the national initiative to strengthen learning in areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, this book helps librarians who work with youth in school and public libraries to build better collections and more effectively use these collections through readers' advisory and programming. • Introduces more than 500 STEM resource suggestions for toddlers to young adults • Highlights more than 25 detailed library program or activity suggestions to be paired with STEM book titles • Provides resource suggestions for professional development • Contains bonus sections on STEM-related graphic novels, apps, and other media



The Nature of Science in Science Education

The Nature of Science in Science Education Author W.F. McComas
ISBN-10 9780306472152
Release 2006-04-11
Pages 368
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This is the first book to blend a justification for the inclusion of the history and philosophy of science in science teaching with methods by which this vital content can be shared with a variety of learners. It contains a complete analysis of the variety of tools developed thus far to assess learning in this domain. This book is relevant to science methods instructors, science education graduate students and science teachers.



Exploratorium Cookbook I

Exploratorium Cookbook I Author Raymond Bruman
ISBN-10 0943451027
Release 1987-01
Pages 316
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A collection of "recipes" or instructions for projects designed to demonstrate aspects of topics such as the physics of sound and plant behavior.



Exploring the Science of Light

Exploring the Science of Light Author The Exploratorium
ISBN-10 1616287993
Release 2015-01-06
Pages 128
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Ever look at the sky and wonder what makes it so blue? Or watch shadows shrink and grow as the day goes on? Find out the answers to these questions (plus 38 more!) with a book that explores color and light. Shine a Light on Light Itself! From mesmerizing colored shadows to groovy glow-stick dissections, from totally cool laser play to DIY kaleidoscopic reflections, Exploring the Science of Light is a kid-friendly, hands-on discovery guide for investigating light, color, and optics. Brought to you by the world’s most beloved and fun-filled laboratory of all, the Exploratorium in San Francisco.



Argument Driven Inquiry in Physical Science

Argument Driven Inquiry in Physical Science Author Jonathon Grooms
ISBN-10 9781681403724
Release 2016-10-01
Pages 464
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Are you interested in using argument-driven inquiry for middle school lab instruction but just aren’t sure how to do it? Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physical Science will provide you with both the information and instructional materials you need to start using this method right away. The book is a one-stop source of expertise, advice, and investigations to help physical science students work the way scientists do. The book is divided into two basic parts: 1. An introduction to the stages of argument-driven inquiry—from question identification, data analysis, and argument development and evaluation to double-blind peer review and report revision. 2. A well-organized series of 22 field-tested labs designed to be much more authentic for instruction than traditional laboratory activities. The labs cover four core ideas in physical science: matter, motion and forces, energy, and waves. Students dig into important content and learn scientific practices as they figure out everything from how thermal energy works to what could make an action figure jump higher. The authors are veteran teachers who know your time constraints, so they designed the book with easy-to-use reproducible student pages, teacher notes, and checkout questions. The labs also support today’s standards and will help your students learn the core ideas, crosscutting concepts, and scientific practices found in the Next Generation Science Standards. In addition, the authors offer ways for students to develop the disciplinary skills outlined in the Common Core State Standards. Many of today’s middle school teachers—like you—want to find new ways to engage students in scientific practices and help students learn more from lab activities. Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physical Science does all of this while also giving students the chance to practice reading, writing, speaking, and using math in the context of science.



Fostering Active Prolonged Engagement

Fostering Active Prolonged Engagement Author Thomas Humphrey
ISBN-10 1138404314
Release 2017-06-29
Pages
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A must for exhibit developers, researchers, educators, and other museum professionals looking for ways to engage visitors more deeply with interactive science exhibits, this book documents the exploration and findings of the Exploratorium�s Active Prolonged Engagement project, funded by the National Science Foundation. Both a significant contribution to visitor research and a nuts-and-bolts guide to exhibit development, Fostering Active Prolonged Engagement includes 15 APE Tales (exhibit recipes with photos, drawings, and detailed construction specifications); discussions of setting explicit goals for visitors� exhibit experiences; research and evaluation methods and results; and lessons learned for building constructivist-style exhibits.



Statistical Principles of Research Design and Analysis

Statistical Principles of Research Design and Analysis Author R. O. Kuehl
ISBN-10 0534188044
Release 1994
Pages 686
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By emphasizing how research hypotheses relate to treatment design, this text provides an overall research design strategy. The author offers as realistic a setting as possible for conducting an actual research project.Examples, often based on actual research studies, describe the research venue and establish a specific problem; then the corresponding research hypothesis is identified with a treatment design that addresses it. The examples provide practical pointers relating the treatment design to the experiment design. The author includes: -- Recurrent emphasis on the following ideas: controlling variation, randomization, the "why" of replication, and the structure of the research design process-- Examples, based whenever possible on actual research studies, organized in a problem-solving fashion-- Numerous exercises also based on actual research studies and real data, whenever possible-- Consistent emphasis on data analysis of the design-- Strong computer orientation with computer outputs in SAS, SPSS, Minitab "RM", and BMDP-- A large array of real data sets from a broad spectrum of scientific and technological fields.



Animal Architecture

Animal Architecture Author Ingo Arndt
ISBN-10 1419711652
Release 2014-04-22
Pages 160
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Collects photographs of structures created by animals, from the six-foot-high hills of tiny red ants to the colorfully decorated courtship arenas of the bowerbird, showcasing the connections between human and animal architecture.



The Art of Tinkering

The Art of Tinkering Author Karen Wilkinson
ISBN-10 1616286091
Release 2014-02-04
Pages 224
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This Is Not Your Average Art Book Brought to you by the Exploratorium's Tinkering Studio, The Art of Tinkering is an unprecedented celebration of what it means to tinker: to take things apart, explore tools and materials, and build wondrous, wild art that’s part science and part technology. Join 150+ makers as they share the stories behind their beautiful and bold work and use this book to do some tinkering yourself. We do mean “use this book” in a literal sense… you won’t even be able to reach the first page before using it. The Art of Tinkering is a collection of exhibits, artwork, and projects that celebrate a whole new way to learn, in which people create their own knowledge through making and doing, working with readily available materials, getting their hands dirty, collaborating with others, problem-solving in the most fun sense of the word, and, yes, oftentimes failing and bouncing back from getting stuck. Each artist featured in The Art of Tinkering goes through this process, and lovingly shares the backstory behind their own work so that readers can feel invited to join in on the whimsy. Whether it’s sharing their favorite tools (who knew toenail clippers could be so handy?) or offering a glimpse of their workspaces (you’d be amazed how many electronics tools you can pack into one pantry!), the stories, lessons, and tips in The Art of Tinkering offer a fascinating portrait of today’s maker scene. Artists include: Learn from greats like Scott Weaver, Arthur Ganson, Moxie, Tim Hunkin, AnnMarie Thomas, Ranjit Bhatnajar and Jie Qi.