February 17,18, 19, 2009
Paul Doherty, Lori Lambertson
Workshops
Tuesday
Perception
Hand Temperature: http://www.exo.net/~pauld/activities/thermodynamics/feeltemperature.htm
Do You Know Where Your Hands Are, Proprioception pdf
Locating Rays: http://www.exo.net/~pauld/summer_institute/summer_day2the_eye/locating_rays.html
Find That Sound: bar graph:Find that Sound pdf
Exhibit Scavenger Hunt
Bird in a Cage: http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/bird_in_cage/index.html
Expanding and Shrinking Afterimages: Expanding and Shrinking Afterimages pdf
5SI 10. Identify the difference between description and explanation (SIMA4)
5SI 11. Construct, use, and interpret appropriate graphical representations to collect, record, and report data (e.g., tables, charts, circle graphs, bar and line graphs, diagrams, scatter plots, symbols)(SIMA4)
5PS 1. Measure a variety of objects in metric system units (PSMA1)
5PS13. Investigate how changes in the position of a light source and an object alter the size and shape of the shadow (PSMC4)
Universe in Time and Space
Personal timeline. LL PD http://www.exo.net/~emuller/activities/Personal%20Time%20Line.pdf
Earth timeline (ASTRO) Universe timeline PD
Earth moon size and scale PD: http://www.exo.net/~pauld/activities/astronomy/playdoughmoon.html
Handy measuring toolLL: http://philo.exploratorium.edu/~loril/activities/Handy%20Measuring%20Tool.pdf
Earth Sun scale (with rounded off approximation) PD: Hole Punch Earth pdf
Lori’s sliderule Powers of ten (exactness of measurement) LL: Powers of Ten pdf
Length of table, accuracy of LIGO PD: http://www.exo.net/~pauld/workshops/measurement/Measurementerrors.html
Balloon Universe: http://www.exo.net/~pauld/activities/astronomy/universalballoon.html
5PS 38. Estimate the range of time over which natural events occur (e.g., lightning in seconds, mountain formation over millions of years) (ESSMB3)
5PS 39. Identify the physical characteristics of the Sun (ESSMC1)
5PS45. Identify Earth’s position in the solar system (ESSMC5)
5PS 3. Describe the structure of atoms and the electrical charge of protons, neutrons, and electrons (PSMA2)
8 PS 30. Interpret a geologic timeline (ESSMB1)
8 PS 32. Interpret a timeline starting with the birth of the solar system to the present day (ESSMB2)
8 PS 33. Use historical data to draw conclusions about the age of Earth (e.g., halflife, rock strata) (ESSMB2)
8 PS 36. Describe the life cycle of a star and predict the next likely stage of the Sun (ESSMC1)
8 PS 37. Use a HertzsprungRussell diagram and other data to compare the approximate mass, size, luminosity, temperature, structure, and composition of the Sun to other stars (ESSMC1)
8 PS 42. Interpret a scale model of the solar system (ESSMC5)
Wednesday
Project spectrum PD: http://www.exo.net/~pauld/summer_institute/summer_day6color/color_diffraction_grating.html
Colored shadows LL: http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/colored_shadows/index.html
Project a spectrum 2 PD
Mr Sketch LL: Mr. Sketch Pigment Addition
CD spectrum (get CDs) PD: http://www.exo.net/~pauld/activities/CDspectrometer/projectrainbowcd/projectrainbowcd.htm
Soap film in a can PD: http://www.exo.net/~pauld/summer_institute/summer_day8interference/soap_film_in_a_can.html
Soap bubble on a black plate
Soap film painting
Permanent oil slick LL: http://www.exo.net/~pauld/activities/light/interference/permanentoilslick.html
Mirrors R L PD: http://www.exo.net/~pauld/activities/mirrors_and_right_left.html
6 PS 31. Compare types of electromagnetic waves (PSMC3)
6PS 32. Identify and illustrate key characteristics of waves (e.g., wavelength, frequency, amplitude) (PSMC4)
6PS 36. Explain the relationship between an object’s color and the wavelength of light reflected or transmitted to the viewer’s eyes (PSMC4)
Resonance, Waves
Pendulums :
Make one PD: http://www.exo.net/~pauld/activities/pendulums/pendulums.html
Lori’s list of pendulum changes LL
Measure string,washers, stopwatches PD
Graph pendulums LL Graph Pendulums pdf Graph Preparation pdf
Exhibits
Pendulum snakehttp://www.exo.net/~pauld/activities/pendulums/pendulumsnake.html,
Pendulum table
Phase pendulum resonance hand model
Resonant rings : http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/resonant_rings/index.html
Waves on a phonecord PD:http://www.exo.net/~pauld/summer_institute/summer_day10waves/slowwavesonaphonecord2.html
http://www.exo.net/~pauld/summer_institute/summer_day10waves/harmonic_phonecord.html
Seismic waves
Waves on a slinky (Giant slinky at LIGO) http://www.exo.net/~pauld/summer_institute/summer_day10waves/Slinky_in_hand.html
Earthquake game: http://www.exo.net/%7Eemuller/activities/whose%20fault3.pdf
Plot IRIS quakes 4 quadrant: http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~braile/edumod/epiplot/epiplot.htm
SI graphing
6PS 32. Identify and illustrate key characteristics of waves (e.g., wavelength, frequency, amplitude) (PSMC4)
Thursday
Motion walking functions LL: http://philo.exploratorium.edu/~loril/activities/Walking%20Functions.pdf
Walking function 2 (different speeds) Velocity and Slope
frictionless airpuck PD: http://www.exo.net/~pauld/activities/frictionless_cd_puck.html
5PS 7. Compare, calculate, and graph the average speeds of objects in motion using both metric system and U.S. system units (PSMB1)
5PS 9. Demonstrate a change in speed or direction of an object’s motion with the use of unbalanced forces (PSMB5)
6PS 14. Construct and analyze graphs that represent onedimensional motion (i.e., motion in a straight line) and predict the future positions and speed of a moving object (PSMB1)
6PS 16. Compare line graphs of acceleration, constant speed, and deceleration (PSMB1)
6PS 20. Draw and label a diagram to represent forces acting on an object (PSMB4)
6PS 22. Demonstrate that an object will remain at rest or move at a constant speed and in a straight line if it is not subjected to an unbalanced force (PSMB5) (PSMB3)
6PS23. Predict the direction of a force applied to an object and how it will change the speed and direction of the object (PSMB5)
8 PS 7. Explain the relationships among force, mass, and acceleration (PSMB5)
Gravity well: http://www.exo.net/~pauld/activities/astronomy/gravitywell.html
Linda’s size of stars (Making gravity waves): Star Lifetimes
5PS 8. Explain that gravity accelerates all falling objects at the same rate in the absence of air resistance (PSMB3)
8 PS 5. Define gravity and describe the relationship among the force of gravity, the mass of objects, and the distance between objects (PSMB2)
8 PS 6. Predict how the gravitational attraction between two masses will increase or decrease when changes are made in the masses or in the distance between the objects (PSMB2)
8 PS 39. Relate Newton’s laws of gravity to the motions of celestial bodies and objects on Earth (ESSMC3)
Where's North? Use magnets to find north: http://www.exo.net/~pauld/summer_institute/summer_day16magnetism/Where's_North.html
Magnetic Globe: Explore the magnetic field of the earth: http://www.exo.net/~pauld/summer_institute/summer_day16magnetism/magnetic_globe.html
Magnetic poles: A study of attraction and repulsion: http://www.exo.net/~pauld/summer_institute/summer_day16magnetism/%20Magnetic_poles_1.html
Magnetic Oscillator: It takes magnetic fields to explain this: http://www.exo.net/~pauld/summer_institute/summer_day16magnetism/MagneticOscillators/MagneticOscillators.html
Silent Collisions: Magnets interact without touching: http://www.exo.net/~pauld/activities/magnetism/SilentCollisions.html
Repel a Grape: Both poles of a strong magnet repel a grape, the grape is diamagnetic: http://www.exo.net/~pauld/activities/magnetism/magnetrepelgrape.html
Grade 1 PSEC5 Identify materials attracted to magnets
Grade 1 PSEC5 Determine through experimentation which poles of a magnet are attracted to each other and which poles repel each other.
Grade 5 PSMA3 Identify the properties of substances (magnetic)
Grade 8 PSMB2 Demonstrate the Earth has a magnetic field by using magnets and compasses
Grade 9 PsHG2 Diagram a magnetic field
Grade 9 PSHG3, G4 Identify the positive and negative effects of electromagnetic/mechanical waves on the humans.
Grade11/12 PSHG2 Describe observed electrostatic phenomena, calculate coulomb's law and test charge pole and electric and magnetic field.
Web Resources
LIGO: http://www.ligo.caltech.edu/
LIGO Livingston Science Education Center: http://www.ligola.caltech.edu/worksheets/SEC/sechome.html
The Exploratorium: http://www.exploratorium.edu/
Teacher Institute: http://www.exploratorium.edu/ti/
Index of activities: http://www.exploratorium.edu/educate/index.html
Iron Science Teacher: http://www.exploratorium.edu/iron_science/index.php
Images and videos for teachers: http://nsdl.exploratorium.edu/nsdl/welcome.do
Exploratorium You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/user/Exploratorium
Paul Doherty: http://www.exo.net/~pauld/
List of activities: http://www.exo.net/~pauld/site_map.html
Lori Lambertson: http://philo.exploratorium.edu/~loril/
Eric Muller: http://www.exo.net/%7Eemuller/
Larry Braile Earth Science: http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~braile/indexlinks/educ.htm
Scientific Explorations with Paul Doherty 

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