Geology - Materials
Learn about geology and materials through hands-on activities, videos, and websites on the Exploratorium website. For 40-plus years, we’ve offered creative, thought-provoking exhibits, experiences, tools, and projects that ignite curiosity, encourage exploration, and lead to profound learning.
by Mary Miller • August 20, 2016
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Polarized light passing through sugar water reveals beautiful colors.
A balloon acts as a lens to focus sound.
Explore resonance to discover how objects vibrate at certain frequencies.
Demonstrate how different objects vibrate at different frequencies.
Substitute coins for radiation.
Polarized light reveals stress patterns in clear plastic.
Find order in well-mixed chaos.
This density column always returns to its original three layers.
Visualize the spectacular fluid motion of convection cells.
Create clouds in a bottle by rapidly expanding the air.