CMSESMC Keynote lecture, 7 March 2004
get 200 balloons
Doing science with simple materials.
I'm Paul Doherty, a Senior Scientist with the Exploratorium Teacher Institute.
I love to do science, to discover fun ways to explore the world using inexpensive materials.
Iron Science Teacher
Coins and balloons
Model radioactive decay with coins, Snackbook
Save coins that come up heads 5 times in a row
Model Solids Liquids Gasses radioactive decay with Balloons
Orbit coin inside balloon, model detection of extra solar planets
Exploratorium Science Snackbook, www.exploratorium.edu/snacks
Scotch Magic Tape as electrostatic charge detector
comb and hair as a charge standard
flying tinsel with wool rubbed PVC or blue foam.
Bill Clinton Story
Square Wheels by Don Rathjen and Paul Doherty
Magnetic recording tape
3 x 5 card, tape, magnet
Science Explorer, Linda Shore
Head Harp Stretch a string around your head and over your ears. Hold the ends in front of you and pluck the string as you change the tension. (What to do if the batteries fail in your MP3 player.)
This book's website was banned by the US Airforce because it contained a recipe for a bubble bomb using baking soda and vinegar inside a ziploc bag.Bubble Bomb and the Airforce.
balloon in 2L bottle
What to do While you're Waiting for the food to Come, Eric Muller
Do Science! Eric's website. www.doscience.com
Soy sauce cartesian divers in 2 Liter Bottles
You pay the price for being a science teacher (Sf humorist and Theresa Trejillo-Mejia)
Lori Lambertson Math Explorer
Exponential folding, how many times can you fold a sheet of newspaper in half?
Karen Kalumuck Human Body Explorations
Proprioception, Do you know where your fingers are?
Modesto Tamez, Math and Science Across Cultures.
Airplane activity, stability and arrows. Center of mass and center of pressure.
Discovery in the classroom.
Drop a slinky
spin a koosh
Tennis ball on basketball
Size distance person 2x as many seats away
one eye is better than 2
phone cord resonance
spin a slinky
slinky on string
magnets on a pencil
compact disks (soon DVD's)
different light sources
Make a spectrascope.
On overhead projector
Bright point of light (Don't look at the sun!)
Scientific Explorations with Paul Doherty
11 February 2004