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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.
These tricky pictures shift and change as you look at them.
Do hot water and cold water mix?
Join us for an interview with UK-based artist Jem Finer.
Dig into the succulent science of making things grow.
Not all bubbles are made with soap!
What's really going on when you bake? Find out.
Wind tubes are a playful and inventive way to explore the effect that moving air has on objects.
Add a magnet to your solution and see what happens.
Take to the skies with Virgin America's flight simulator.
Can your eyes fool your nose? Find out with this experiment.
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When you pick up a baseball, it immediately suggests its purpose: to be thrown fast and with considerable accuracy.
Grow spikes of crystals in the sun.
Join us for the music/cinema duo The Freddy McGuire Show.
Why do teens take risks, and what do our notions of risk tell us about the dangers of growing up?
Make a fantastic toy that shimmers when you shake it.
Tour a hydroponic greenhouse in frozen Antarctica.
Close your eyes and listen to tell where the paddle is when you play this all-listening version of the classic game Pong.
An evening of wine, food, and talk.
A Scribbling Machine is a motorized contraption that moves in unusual ways and leaves a mark to trace it's path.
by Sebastian • August 16, 2019
About Anaglyphs. How do I make 3-D glasses?
Explore the ideas behind Science of Sharing with these Activities.
Los movimientos del ojo hacen parecer que el dise�o brilla.
Polarized light passing through sugar, water "rotates" to reveal beautiful colors.
Scratch Film, also known as Direct Animation, is the process of drawing and scratching designs directly onto film.
Meteor, meteorite, meteoroid – what's the difference?
Why do road bikes have thin tires, while mountain bikes have fat tires?
Explore gluten, the substance that gives bread its structure.
How are emotional expressions built?
Exploring the diversity, distribution, and abundance of life in the oceans
Join us as we visit the Hubble Space Telescope, and see what's happening at Mission Control.
Learn about the body's vital defense force.
Oren Ambarchi shares his sound-world of visceral guitar abstraction and fragile textures.
Learn how to bridge the digital generation gap
Explore the science behind food and cooking with recipes, activities, and archived Webcasts.
Pickling is the art of manipulating the microbial garden in foods.
Find links relevant to research at the poles.
Music, fear, sadness all can cause goosebumps. But why?
Watch a magnet repel a grape and consider different types of magnetism.
Follow the process of revitalizing the Buchanan Mall in the Western Addition.
Go back to the roots of Resonance, our evening music series.
This stuff can't make up its mind -- is it a liquid or a solid?
Learn about origami, make your own paper, and find out the best way to fold a paper airplane.
They're a menace to ships, but life thrives in these frozen oases.
Lisa Mezzacappa presents ORGANELLE, a musical exploration of time.
A series of talks celebrating both the historical and contemporary dimensions of the Eames design legacy.
See what plankton live under and around the Exploratorium.
Try these low-cost, teacher-tested activities for the classroom and the curious.
This ancient temple holds a secret...can you reveal the mystery?
Learn about common techniques for peering inside the body in order to diagnose disease and injury.
What is a gear ratio? And how do gears help make the bicycle so efficient?
In Silhouette invites you to experience remarkably complex and inventive works of shadow play.
Learn about the most important piece of equipment-- your feet!
Bike builder David Folch makes supersized bikes for supersized riders.
Lisa Miller is a mechanic and teacher who shows her auto shop students how to use their listening skills to fix cars.
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