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Try this collection of prompts for tinkering at home.
Learning Toolbox: Engage in activities about the science of coronavirus and explore our online resources for learning at home.
Science of Water: Food Explore water's crucial role in food and cooking.
Browse our growing online collection of interactive exhibits.
Global Climate Change Explorer • Discover how researchers study climate change and examine the latest scientific data.
Low-cost, teacher-tested activities for the classroom and the curious.
Wired Pier Environmental Field Station • Explore weather, air quality, and water conditions from San Francisco Bay
Dive into websites, activities, apps, and more.
See for yourself how the tilt of the earth's axis results in what we experience as the seasons.
Hear vocal tract models transform the squawk of a duck call into vowel sounds.
by Mary Miller • October 18, 2017
Fall is fire season in California, worse this year than ever before.
Make your own refracting telescope from a pair of reading glasses.
See how TV screens create images from many tiny colored dots of light.
The only continent without any countries or government . . .
Meet the robotic explorers that landed on Mars in 2004, and check out their tools and instruments.
Get down and dirty with the surprising science of soil.
Get up close and personal with a sucrose molecule.
Meet a kinetic sculptor.
See a map of recent earthquakes in the United States, and learn why earthquakes happen so frequently on the West Coast.
The untold stories behind scientific discovery.
Make a paper model that helps explain the changing tides.
Learn how sparkling wine is made, what makes it different from still wine, and where all those little bubbles come from!
What geometric shapes can you find on the playground?
Get to know Pier 15, one of the greenest buildings around.
Join us as we crunch our way through everything from our San Francisco sourdough to Injera and Pugliese.
Want to see where the biggest quakes have been this week? Follow a few of the links below to see what's shaking in your neighborhood and around the world.
Teeth are the most common fossils found. What can they tell us?
Download a PDF file with step-by-step instructions for doing your own cow's eye dissection.
Demonstrations of electric Robo-Cars made by 22 Science Summer students.
Looking at the night sky can help you see how your eyes and brain make sense out of moonlight.
What happens when two hockey players collide? Try our hockey collision calculator!
Get in the loop with Greg Brown's improvisational piece Dynamic Feedback Loops.
Learn how to bridge the digital generation gap
Not all bubbles are made with soap!
Students become Internet researchers and learn about NASA satellites.
Are you quick enough to hit a 90 mph fastball?
What do plants know about numbers? Paul Dancstep investigates.
Study ultraviolet radiation from the sun and other sources using UV beads.
Explore graphing, angles, and storytelling by building a seesaw for your smartphone.
On Saturday, May 6th, 2000 we hosted a live panel discussion and webcast to explore the amazing phenomena of Star Trek.
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