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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.
What's really going on when you bake? Find out.
Think you have a lot in common with a kiwi fruit? Genetically speaking, you do.
This stuff can't make up its mind -- is it a liquid or a solid?
by Eileen Campbell • July 29, 2017
Watch the moon pass through its phases as we count down to the total solar eclipse. Today: a quarter moon (waxing).
Can you see pictures in the air?
A trash-filled median blossoms into a community oasis.
The nearly ice-free Dry Valleys are an Antarctic anomaly, and Earth's closest equivalent to Mars.
Follow the process of designing and casting our new bell.
Find out what it takes to monitor climate change.
Can stem cells treat Alzheimer's disease?
Using baking soda and vinegar, you can pop a plastic bag with the power of fizz.
What do you really know about what you see?
Get down and dirty with the surprising science of soil.
What's the difference between white meat and dark meat? Which animals have which and why?
by Steve Gennrich • April 3, 2015
The Studio for Public Spaces team is leading the way at the Market Street Prortyping Fesitval.
Tour the Breads of the World
Search a geological map of Ethiopia for fossils.
A collection of auditory illusions found in indigenous folk practices, popular music, and scientific research.
Build a bridge from a piece of paper and explore ways of making it stronger.
Activities and workshops for playful invention, investigation, and collaboration
by Eileen Campbell • December 29, 2016
Read our picks for the Unsung Science stories of 2016.
What is a gear ratio? And how do gears help make the bicycle so efficient?
by Liz Ball • July 13, 2017
Join the Kronos Quartet for a performance like no other.
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