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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.
Design and build a musical instrument that responds to changing light.
Are you spinning in circles, or is it the world that's moving?
What is a gear ratio? And how do gears help make the bicycle so efficient?
A do-it-yourself cartoon kit. It's easy to make pictures move!
Follow our crew as they visit the Dry Valleys and hike the slopes of volcanic Mt. Erebus.
Activities and workshops for playful invention, investigation, and collaboration
Amino acids and corn syrup combine to create new aromas.
Explore the ideas behind Science of Sharing with these Activities.
Build a bridge from a piece of paper and explore ways of making it stronger.
An evening of wine, food, and talk.
See what's on the Curiosity rover's tool belt.
Get down and dirty with the surprising science of soil.
See the light of the exhibit Aurora.
The Antarctic food web is the simplest on the planet, and krill are at its hub.
Our new Shadow Box is made of large phosphor screens which store light from a strobe flash, temporarily freezing the visitor's shadow.
This ancient temple holds a secret...can you reveal the mystery?
Want to understand how to predict when the good waves are coming to your shore? It helps to start with the basics behind the formation of ocean waves.
Go deep with the Oakland-based sound-making duo Black Spirituals.
Learn the details of NASA's 2014 Rosetta Mission.
See the JPL "sandbox" where robotic rovers are tested.
Journey into Chaco Canyon, where ancient people built monuments to the cosmos. Journey to Chichén Itzá, where the Maya built monuments to the sun.
Just how much fat is in ground beef? You may be surprised.
Learn about the giants of the polar seas.
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