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Exploratorium: Iron Science Teacher
A competition among science teachers for the coolest demonstrations.
Grade Level: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

This competition from San Franciscos Exploratorium showcases science teachers as they devise demonstrations that can be used in the classroom around an everyday item. The Web site is an archive of the best Iron Science Teacher competitions.
The page is a simple index of titles grouped by topic. Real Player and Windows Media Player are required.

The Iron Science Teacher site is not only interesting and entertaining but it offers science teachers some fun and engaging ideas for the classroom. The demonstrations are created around a particular ingredient such as a plastic bag, a milk carton, or a nail. The archive of competitions is grouped by topic such as household items, holidays, kitchen items, desk items and the recycling bin. Some of the particular items used include candles, chocolate, pumpkins, corks, Jello and water bottles. Included is a link to the entire archive that goes all the way back to 1999.


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