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Science of Cooking • Explore the science behind food and cooking with recipes, activities, and Webcasts.
Grow spikes of crystals in the sun.
Explore the scientific, historical, and cultural context behind a new opera about the first atomic bomb test.
Why is your shadow longer in winter than in summer? Grab a basketball and some paperclips and find out!
fat, proteins, collagen, and more
What happens to sandy or fine-grained soils when an earthquake shakes them up? Try this simple activity to find out.
What can you do with a frozen water balloon? Plenty!
The fruit flies in this exhibit show just a few of the mutations that occur in natural fruit fly populations.
Make a paper model that helps explain the changing tides.
The three most densely populated cities on the planet where seismologists expect major earthquakes are San Francisco, Tokyo, and Istanbul. Find out why the effects in each city will be very different.
Use printable images from our time-lapse movies to make flipbooks–handheld animations that you can make at home.
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