Julie Yu
Exploratorium Teacher Institute

You've landed on the personal website of an Exploratorium Teacher Institute teacher. All rights are reserved.
While there's lots of cool content here, you may also see occasional errors, typos, or design issues.


Physical Science
aluminum-air battery - power a motor with a homemade battery
boil an egg - eggsplore gas properties while making a snack
carbon configurations - use geometry to predict the shape of carbon
column chromatography - deconstructing gatorade
dye like a natural - stain your clothes on purpose
earth's energy budget - the temperature of the earth hangs in the balance
energy of color - a simple way to do this activity by Paul Doherty
exploring chirality - experience mirror symmetry in nature by rotating light
eyedropper hydrometer - buoy your understanding of density
flash pickling - low pressure cooking
floating fahrenheit - make a Galilean thermometer
glow up - different kinds of light can be used to study life
inflate-a-mole - finding the volume of a mole of gas can be sublime
klutz-proof density column - gravity doesn't care if you trip
light wind - build a simple wind generator
mold mole molds - make different shapes that hold a mole of gas
penny battery - light an LED for five cents
shell shifts - discover how ocean acidification can give some sea critters shell shock
sizing up temperature - explore Charles' Law in a syringe
tiny tubes - make totally tubular forms of carbon

Life Science
breakfast proteins - construct a protein through cereal additions
evolution in plane sight - evolving with your involvement
game of life: stem cell edition - it takes a few decisions to go from 1 to 10 trillion
gel electrophoresis - biotechnology on a budget to dye for
glow up - different kinds of light can be used to study life
life size - explore the size and scale of microscopic biology
macro-microarray - explore the nuts and bolts of gene chips
salty pits - how hospitable is your armpit?
secret codon - write a message in DNA
souring milk - make yogurt from yogurt
sweat spot - visualize where and when you sweat
viral packaging - getting the most bang for your genomic buck
working worms - your guide to having a thousand pets

General Science
3D glasses - make your own 3D glasses
make your own pop-ups - cut, glue, pop

conical mirrors - out is in and in is out
pi graph - use a straight line to learn about circles
solidly platonic - discovering the platonic solids
throwing pi - needle your way through a pi toss

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. NSF 0610238 and 0925383.