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Tinkering is an active, hands-on approach to learning about the world. Try this collection of prompts for tinkering at home using everyday materials and accessible tools to explore and create.
Learn about the exciting and beautiful physics of the natural world, from the structure of time to the inner workings of fireworks, in the series Full-Spectrum Science with Ron Hipschman.
Join us for Storytime Science—a storybook read aloud followed by a simple related activity geared toward very young children.
Hungry for Science is a video series that explores the science behind tips and tricks in the kitchen.
Keep students inspired, connected, and supported with science resources and activities that leverage everyday experiences and real-world phenomena—everything you need to support science learning from home.
Find low-cost, teacher-tested activities for the classroom and the curious.
See for yourself which face coverings work best.
Thursday, December 3, 2020 • 7:00 p.m. PST
Learn about king tides and the future of the Bay.
Thursday, December 10, 2020 • 7:00 p.m. PST
Get ready for Earth's next total solar eclipse.
Saturday, December 12, 2020 • 10:00–11:00 a.m.
Perform hands-on activities that illuminate the science behind the light that surrounds you.
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 • 1:00 p.m. PST
Enjoy a science-themed storybook and a simple activity for kids.
Thursday, December 17, 2020 • 7:00 p.m. PST
Celebrate the light with the last After Dark Online of 2020.
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