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.
As René Descartes (almost) said, "I sink, therefore I am."
Soap bubbles float on a cushion of carbon dioxide gas.
Polarized light reveals stress patterns in clear plastic.
Find order in well-mixed chaos.
Discover the relationship between temperature and volume of a given amount of gas.