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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 does it take to block gamma radiation?
Recycle some cans to make after-dinner music!
Grain by grain, color by color—experience an elaborate Rangoli sand painting.
To understand how skaters turn in midair, try this little experiment.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at activities and ideas we’re exploring.
Listen to the 21 calls of Tim Hawkinson's "Bosun's Bass."
Think you have a lot in common with a kiwi fruit? Genetically speaking, you do.
Experience the thrilling improvisations of renowned cellist Okkyung Lee.
Meditate on claiming what is truly ours in this world.
Explore graphing, angles, and storytelling by building a seesaw for your smartphone.
Close your eyes and listen to tell where the paddle is when you play this all-listening version of the classic game Pong.
Learn how wind energy is generated and stored at Altamont Pass.
The brightest buds get all the glory – but they're not just for show.
What can you do with a frozen water balloon? Plenty!
Learn about the body's vital defense force.
Get your antennae ready for what's on the airwaves.
Jimmy Kuehnle’s inflated artworks engage his audiences with the unexpected.
Identify misalignments in your body by looking at your feet.
Learn about common techniques for peering inside the body in order to diagnose disease and injury.
Watch Reggie Watts improvise a song about visiting Mars (or not).
See recent articles on polar science.
Use live data to make your own wave predictions, wherever you are.
Find your rhythm—or bring to life the music in your head.
Grow marshmallows to monstrous proportions!
Find a friend and try this sound localization experiement
Make your own refracting telescope from a pair of reading glasses.
Make a scale model of the Solar System and learn the REAL definition of "space."
See the light of the exhibit Aurora.
See living stem cells and find out why they are the "stem" from which all other cells develop.
Consider the possible effects of early Alzheimer's diagnosis.
A bicycle, masking tape, paper, pencil, and a little curiosity are all you need to find out how the gears of a bicycle work.
Explore the important engineering concepts of yield strength, ultimate strength, and elasticity as they relate to building a better bicycle.
by Sebastian • August 16, 2019
Get your ringing questions about sound answered here.
Explore the unknown world inside your brain with these fun activities.
Learn about bike gears using thread spools and a rubber band.
Learn about the giants of the polar seas.
Open a celestial and technological time capsule—watch this eclipse webcast.
Take an animated tour of Antarctica's variety of ice formations, which give it a beauty unrivaled anywhere on Earth.
Have you ever wondered what makes blue cheese blue, or why some cheeses are hard and others soft?
Find out how far Curiosity has traveled: read its tire tracks.
Find out why biodiversity benefits plants and people alike.
Explore the ideas behind Science of Sharing with these Activities.
Celebrate musical experimentation with innovator, musician, and composer Roscoe Mitchell.
Learn about the most important piece of equipment-- your feet!
What is the value of something lost—then found again?
Discover the secret colors hidden in black ink. With a paper towel, a black marker, and a cup of water, create a rainbow of colors while exploring capillary action and chromatography.
Get a lesson in listening from Doniga Markegard, an expert wildlife tracker.
Meet the robotic explorers that landed on Mars in 2004, and check out their tools and instruments.
From May 20 to June 5 1997, we presented a webcast series exploring the art and science of severe storm visualization.
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