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Aeolian Landscape presents a swirling storm of sand inside a large chamber covered by a plexiglass top. A knob on the top of the exhibit rotates a sturdy fan set in the base of the chamber.
Where: Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery 6, Mezzanine
Does the sand all pile up in the same way?
At this simple but ever-popular exhibit, black sand from nearby beaches make spiky patterns that reveal the invisible magnetic field between the poles of two giant magnets.
Where: Ray and Dagmar Dolby Atrium
Sand scattered on a large metal square vibrates and jumps in response to the sound of your voice. When you hit just the right note(s), the sand spontaneously migrates into elegant geometrical patterns.
Where: Bechtel Gallery 3: Seeing & Listening
Sand reveals vibrations that are normally invisible.
Bubbling sand evokes a geothermal landscape.
Sand traces a pendulum‘s motion.
Where: Crossroads: Getting Started
Sand falling through water creates turbulence and complex patterns.
Use your hands and tools to create unexpected patterns in the sand.
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