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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.
Imaginative Designs in Digital and Analog Clothing
Get up close to the Mars Science Laboratory mission at JPL.
See why these beautiful flowers have attracted generations of admirers.
The lure of Terra Australis Incognita begins with the Ancient Greeks and ends with modern cruise ships.
Get caught up on the rover Curiosity's exciting exploration of Mars.
Wind tubes are a playful and inventive way to explore the effect that moving air has on objects.
How do you decide to share, help, and collaborate with others?
Explore the afterimages your eyes and your brain create.
An incubator for innovative public space ideas, projects and news
Your guide to the Northern and Southern Lights (also in 'Observatory')
Celebrate musical experimentation with innovator, musician, and composer Roscoe Mitchell.
Find out how far Curiosity has traveled: read its tire tracks.
Learn about origami, make your own paper, and find out the best way to fold a paper airplane.
Take an animated tour of Antarctica's variety of ice formations, which give it a beauty unrivaled anywhere on Earth.
by Steve Gennrich • April 3, 2015
The Studio for Public Spaces team is leading the way at the Market Street Prortyping Fesitval.
Sperimenta interattivamente l'illusione del muro del caffé.
What happens to sandy or fine-grained soils when an earthquake shakes them up? Try this simple activity to find out.
Richter and beyond
Do hot water and cold water mix?
Pickling is the art of manipulating the microbial garden in foods.
Use your naked egg to experiment with osmosis, the movement of water across a membrane.
See the JPL "sandbox" where robotic rovers are tested.
Take a virtual journey to the frog capital of the world, Rayne, Louisiana.
Join the search for extraterrestrial life in the universe.
Darkening polar skies often bring beautiful light displays.
Make a simple musical instrument that sounds like a swarm of buzzing bees when you spin it around.
The earth moves in mysterious ways
Zoom into a fossil chimp tooth.
How can something as light as air slow down a hit?
How good is your friend's driving? You be the seismometer, and find out whether your pal is a smooth sailor or a mover and shaker.
Touch supercooled water drops with an ice crystal and trigger them to freeze instantly.
Rube Goldberg-inspired cause and effect contraptions using everyday materials and found objects.
There are about 500 dispatches from scientists working in the Arctic and Antarctica, along with original videos, photos, webcasts, and articles.
by Mary Miller • February 24, 2016
The world's oceans are losing oxygen, thanks to climate changes.
Take an exclusive tour of the Hetch Hetchy water system.
When you ride a bike in a straight line, you must make many minor corrections in order to stay upright.
Learn how living things get energy from dead ones in this interactive exhibit.
This is an easy grafting project for beginners.
How do first responders rescue whales tangled in debris?
Contemplate the continuum of cinema at After Dark.
What happens to meat when you cook it?
White-coated Arctic icons, these supreme hunters are under threat
Living along the continental coastline of Antarctica are the emperors and the Adélies.
Discover how researchers study climate change and examine the latest scientific data.
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.
Listen to bird songs and try to figure out which are songs, which are companion calls, and which are alarms.
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