GeekSpeak for 2003-06-20

Iron Science Teacher

The Exploratorium, in San Fransisco, is the home of
over 600 interactive
exhibits in the areas of science, art, and human perception.
Dr. Paul
Doherty
, Co-Director & Staff Physicist, joins the Geeks to talk about the
exhibits and the popular webcast program " Iron Science Teacher".


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The Exploratorium is a museum of science, art, and human perception founded in 1969 by physicist Frank Oppenheimer. The Exploratorium’s mission is to create a culture of learning through innovative environments, programs, and tools that help people nurture their curiosity about the world around them. Every year 525,000 people visit the Exploratorium to view over 650 original interactive exhibits, displays, and artworks designed, prototyped, and built on site. The Exploratorium is a learning mecha. 10,000 teachers from 37 states annually participate in Exploratorium-designed workshops. It’s 2002-03 budget was $24,882,000. There are curently 418 employees and an international team of 200 volunteers. Our guest, "Paul

Doherty":http://www.exo.net/~pauld/ holds a Ph.D. in solid-state physics from MIT. Was
a tenured professor of physics at Oakland University… is currently the
co-director of the Exploratorium Teacher Institute and was the founding
director of the Center for Teaching and Learning in 1992.

Picture of Dr. Paul Doherty
Durring the 2003 NSTA Convention there was an Iron Science Teacher
compition
. Paul Doherty used his straw
oboe
with a giant bell made from 16 covers of the NSTA convention
catalog to teach the principles of harmonics.