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Science of Water: Food Explore water's crucial role in food and cooking.
Browse our growing online collection of hands-on 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.
Here's how you can model the use of X rays for medical examinations with some sand and a piece of screen.
A Scribbling Machine is a motorized contraption that moves in unusual ways and leaves a mark to trace it's path.
Visit an organic egg farm, and see the science behind raising those eggs.
Explore the places, people, tools, and ideas behind the origins of matter, the universe, and life itself.
The more astronomy changes, the more it stays the same. This series of images juxtaposes ancient and modern study of the celestial bodies.
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.
See how sea squirts accumulate the toxic metal vanadium.
Time is time wherever you are...right?
Learn to count like the Maya by studying one of their ancient stone documents.
Richter and beyond
Test your memory–and learn how to improve it!
by Kevin Boyd • November 10, 2015
A giant blob of warm water means no crab for Christmas.
With polarized light, you can make a stained glass window without gla
Grow spikes of crystals in the sun.
Shred like Jimi or twang like Johnny? Find out how.
A behind the scenes look at activities and ideas we’re exploring
Launch a rocket with a plastic pop bottle and use Height Site to figure out how high it flies.
Ever notice how noisy people are?
Most people abhor the sound of their own recorded voice. So what are these recording devices doing to our voices to make them sound so awful?
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