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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.
The nearly ice-free Dry Valleys are an Antarctic anomaly, and Earth's closest equivalent to Mars.
Make it grow . . . bigger, lusher, juicier.
Explore the ideas behind Science of Sharing with these Activities.
Darkening polar skies often bring beautiful light displays.
Richter and beyond
Watch a magnet repel a grape and consider different types of magnetism.
Measure the brightness of the sun using cooking oil and a white card.
Grow spikes of crystals in the sun.
Meet a kinetic sculptor.
Meet Paul Spooner, an automata artist showcased at Curious Contraptions.
Contemplate the continuum of cinema at After Dark.
A series of talks celebrating both the historical and contemporary dimensions of the Eames design legacy.
An evening of wine, food, and talk.
Catch a wave—then measure it, reflect it, and see what happens.
Explore the mythological significance of frogs in cultures around the world.
by Liz Ball • July 13, 2017
Join the Kronos Quartet for a performance like no other.
An incubator for innovative public space ideas, projects and news
A drop of water makes a fine magnifying lens.
Wind tubes are a playful and inventive way to explore the effect that moving air has on objects.
Watch old pennies turn bright and shiny right before your eyes!
About Anaglyphs. How do I make 3-D glasses?
Explore gluten, the substance that gives bread its structure.
See a map of recent earthquakes in the United States, and learn why earthquakes happen so frequently on the West Coast.
The more astronomy changes, the more it stays the same. This series of images juxtaposes ancient and modern study of the celestial bodies.
For most of us, science arrives in our lives packaged neatly as fact. But how did it get that way?
Get a taste of how the earth's plates move.
Observe Theo Jansen and a strandbeest strolling on a sunny beach.
Interact with the Cafe Wall Illusion.
Can making up stories improve your memory? Try it!
Where is the Center of the Universe? Here, there, and everywhere.
Listen to bird songs and try to figure out which are songs, which are companion calls, and which are alarms.
Find out why biodiversity benefits plants and people alike.
Come along as we explore the cool, dark world of cheese.
fat, proteins, collagen, and more
Get messy with ExploraGoo and Outrageous Ooze! Get airborne with the Fabulous Foam Flyer! Get loud with the Water Gong or Straw Oboe!
Play with the stuff that makes dough stretchy.
Go behind the scenes of Self, Made with its curators and advisors.
Explore the process of extracting DNA from Neanderthal bones.
Attivita per le classi Elementari e Medie.
Do hot water and cold water mix?
Break water into hydrogen and oxygen using a homemade electrolysis device.
Experiment with water, temperature, and light to see what makes a seed come out of its shell.
In this memory game, a mental journey through your own house helps you remember items on a list.
Stand outside on a sunny day with a watch in your hand, and you can tell which way is north.
by Sebastian • August 16, 2019
Ever notice how noisy people are?
Test your memory - and learn how to improve it!
An artist paints his childhood home from memory.
Build a stripped-down motor, a simple, easy-to-make version of the electric motors found in toys, tools, and appliances.
Make a photographic image without a camera!
Learn how wind energy is generated and stored at Altamont Pass.
Explore the surprising side of color.
Remote sensing allows geologists to peek under the ice – and find a big surprise.
by Rob Rothfarb • January 22, 2009
A screening of a machinima--a film made entirely in a virtual world, shown both in the real world and in Second Life.
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