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Science of Water: Food Explore water's crucial role in food and cooking.
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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
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A trash-filled median blossoms into a community oasis.
Amino acids and corn syrup combine to create new aromas.
Humpbacks, minkes, and orcas are often sighted in the nutrient-rich Antarctic waters.
The lure of Terra Australis Incognita begins with the Ancient Greeks and ends with modern cruise ships.
Explore the creative process behind Theo Jansen's extraordinary strandbeests.
Break water into hydrogen and oxygen using a homemade electrolysis device.
Go deep into the development of our Give Heart Cells a Beat exhibit.
Try your hand at explaining symbols both modern and ancient, and then make your own.
Use the Science Journal mobile app to investigate the light around you.
Learn about the giants of the polar seas.
Stories about science, art, and human perception—from 1998.
The fact and fiction behind some bizarre gardening remedies.
Explore the process of extracting DNA from Neanderthal bones.
Find out what's inside a floppy disk.
The nearly ice-free Dry Valleys are an Antarctic anomaly, and Earth's closest equivalent to Mars.
The Turbulent Orb flows like the surface of Jupiter.
Measure the brightness of the sun using cooking oil and a white card.
Imaginative Designs in Digital and Analog Clothing
Vsit a quirky kitchen where you can compose music with ordinary (and not-so-ordinary) objects.
Why do wintergreen LifeSavers spark in the dark?
Produce some pretty mixed-up music with this online interactive.
Crabeaters have extraordinary teeth, Weddells are downright cute, and leopards are as fierce as their namesake
Explore the ideas behind Science of Sharing with these Activities.
A Scribbling Machine is a motorized contraption that moves in unusual ways and leaves a mark to trace it's path.
How do scientific discoveries become practical inventions?
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.
Interact with the Cafe Wall Illusion.
Consider decision-making for an aging population and its implications.
Cells behaving badly
Polarized light passing through sugar, water "rotates" to reveal beautiful colors.
Share some secret sounds with a friend.
Try these low-cost, teacher-tested activities for the classroom and the curious.
An introduction to the concepts and theories that contribute to contemporary complexity research.
Use live data to make your own wave predictions, wherever you are.
Can you cover your kitchen tracks?
Get your antennae ready for what's on the airwaves.
Do hot water and cold water mix?
Learn to throw a curveball, a slider, or even a screwball by throwing a Styrofoam ball.
Explore the afterimages your eyes and your brain create.
You can measure your reaction time with just a yardstick and some help from a friend.
Find out how this extreme sport is governed by the principles of momentum, gravity, friction, and centripetal force. Learn skateboarding history, technology, and more!
Dig into the succulent science of making things grow.
The Exploratorium wasn't built in a day—watch it go up in a minute.
La famosa modelo de Leonardo es usada en un interesante experimento de percepci�_n.
Using baking soda and vinegar, you can pop a plastic bag with the power of fizz.
Saving seeds helps preserve the culture of Native American farmers in the American Southwest and northern Mexico.
The more astronomy changes, the more it stays the same. This series of images juxtaposes ancient and modern study of the celestial bodies.
With polarized light, you can make a stained glass window without gla
Hear vocal tract models transform the squawk of a duck call into vowel sounds.
Pickling is the art of manipulating the microbial garden in foods.
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