Today I watched my very first episode of Iron Science Teacher - a show filmed live at the Exploratorium and webcast from their website. The instructors from the Teacher Institute competed to design brief science demonstrations involving a "secret ingredient" - carbohydrates, in this case. Steve set up a maze to see whether rats prefer carbs to protein, Don performed ballistics experiments using donut-holes, Kathy modeled the digestive system, Paul performed peep science, and Eric demonstrated what happens when you eat carbohydrates while parachuting through the atmosphere of Venus.
I have been very busy building stuff - a microbalance, an automaton, a model of a finger's bones and tendons, a cd air puck, a squeeze box, and more. I have pictures of many of these things and if I ever get more consistently on-line will post those plus links to plans for these items whenever possible.
More to come, hopefully!