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Discover how researchers study climate change and examine the latest scientific data.
by Mary Miller • June 8, 2020
The Exploratorium is inviting people to upload their shoreline photos.
A collection of remarkable geological artifacts that invite and inspire us to see rocks in new ways.
Discover the history and uses of zinc.
Bubbling sand evokes a geothermal landscape.
Air—not water—erupts through fine powder to sculpt these roiling streams.
Swirling sand evokes a desert landscape.
Compare how gravel, sand, and fine silt settle out of swirling waters.
Freezing water forms a spiky kaleidoscope of colorful crystals.
Compress layers of sediment to see geologic features in real time.
Hanging magnets reveal the earth’s magnetic field.
Make and eat an intrusive snack.
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