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Discover the history and uses of zinc.
Getting a drink of water would be very different if you were the size of a doll.
Nickel from meteorites and Earth's core finds its strength in alloys.
Noodle around with elemental properties and how they’re organized.
Visualize air pressure with the help of a self-rolling pet toy.
Explore the history and mystery of iron with a master blacksmith.
Explore iron, Earth’s most common element by mass.
Catch the momentary beauty of a water drop falling into a pool.
Ionized water swirls in pH-indicating dye.
Small chunks of dry ice jet and swirl across a liquid surface.
Wispy lines show the path of tiny, high-energy particles generated by cosmic rays.
Make a simple battery that will light an LED.
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