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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.
Explore the Traits of Life exhibition space using this 360˚ panorama.
Make an observatory to see the amazing colors in bubbles!
Tour the Breads of the World
Check out efforts to restore California’s native steelhead and salmon.
Explore the ideas behind Science of Sharing with these Activities.
Learn how Hubble Telescope scientists put together those lovely pictures.
Make a bird appear in a cage using only your eyes.
See a map of recent earthquakes in the United States, and learn why earthquakes happen so frequently on the West Coast.
Explore webcasts, stories, dispatches, photos, and articles of total and annular solar eclipses and transits.
What is a gear ratio? And how do gears help make the bicycle so efficient?
Listen to bird songs and try to figure out which are songs, which are companion calls, and which are alarms.
Make a "water sandwich" and see how it interacts with light.
Explore Saturn, its rings and moons, and see the latest images.
A profile of frog researcher Dr. Tyrone Hayes.
Watch old pennies turn bright and shiny right before your eyes!
Make a spinning disc called a stroboscope, which lets you create your own animated cartoon.
Visit Las Cuevas Research Station in Belize and the Natural History Museum in London to learn about the study of biodiversity.
Humpbacks, minkes, and orcas are often sighted in the nutrient-rich Antarctic waters.
Explore our app and measure the time of your life.
Explore the places, people, tools, and ideas behind the origins of matter, the universe, and life itself.
Make a simple rocket and a rocket launcher, and watch a demonstration of how the finished rocket will fly.
Peter Whitehead is an instrument builder, performer, and composer.
A drop of water makes a fine magnifying lens.
Download a PDF file with step-by-step instructions for doing your own cow's eye dissection.
How can forensic science become more scientific?
When you ride a bike in a straight line, you must make many minor corrections in order to stay upright.
Grow spikes of crystals in the sun.
Explore cantilevers and other structures by building with skewers.
Use the Science Journal mobile app to investigate the light around you.
Explore the creative process behind Theo Jansen's extraordinary strandbeests.
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