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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.
Not all bubbles are made with soap!
Use your naked egg to experiment with osmosis, the movement of water across a membrane.
Do hot water and cold water mix?
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What's really going on when you bake? Find out.
Explore the ancient knowledge of the Maya, who built sophisticated monuments to the sun.
How can a microscopic organism lift several pounds of dough? Find out with this activity.
Search a geological map of Ethiopia for fossils.
Download desktop wallpaper for your computer.
View the full eclipse visible from China in 2008.
Watch out for stratification of objects—it's nuts.
Bone conduction is another pathway to listening.
Put your mind to tackling these classic engineering problems.
Demonstrations of electric Robo-Cars made by 22 Science Summer students.
A physicist, a scientist, and a musician experiment with sound, music, and acoustics using instruments both real and found.
An introduction to spectra and to the space-based telescopes. The site includes a number of hands-on activities.
Are there meat by-products in makeup? Can you guess where you might find them?
Crabeaters have extraordinary teeth, Weddells are downright cute, and leopards are as fierce as their namesake
Use this handy conversion calculator to convert between the many units found in recipes.
Learn to count like the Maya by studying one of their ancient stone documents.
Stand in the intersection of the traditional and the avant-garde.
Explore new social science exhibits at San Francisco’s Civic Center.
Plants and people alike. We all have a need to feed.
The 18,000-foot Mt. Parinacota presents some fitness challenges for climbers.
The lure of Terra Australis Incognita begins with the Ancient Greeks and ends with modern cruise ships.
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.
Learn how to bridge the digital generation gap
Grow spikes of crystals in the sun.
Read stories and see footage from the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.
Explore the important engineering concepts of yield strength, ultimate strength, and elasticity as they relate to building a better bicycle.
Explore the ideas behind Science of Sharing with these Activities.
Discover the uncommon stories behind the most common fruits and vegetables.
by Eileen Campbell • July 22, 2017
Watch the moon pass through its phases as we count down to the total solar eclipse. Today: a new moon.
White-coated Arctic icons, these supreme hunters are under threat
How do different sounds combine to make the unique audio environments of specific places? Build the soundscapes of a beach and a train station.
by • July 3, 2015
Make your own liquid “fireworks” with this simple and safe activity.
How does ocean acidification affect humans and sea life?
Make a paper model that helps explain the changing tides.
Teeth are the most common fossils found. What can they tell us?
Experience the thrilling improvisations of renowned cellist Okkyung Lee.
Make a simple musical instrument that sounds like a swarm of buzzing bees when you spin it around.
An ordinary metal spoon can make some astounding sounds!
What do you really know about what you see?
Rock out with renowned San Francisco band The Residents.
Follow scientists looking for life in the hot springs of the Russian Far East.
At Black Sand, see the shape of an invisible magnetic field.
Can you reverse ocean acidification in a cup?
Hear from artist and multi-instrumentalist Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe.
Make an observatory to see the amazing colors in bubbles!
Explore the scientific, historical, and cultural context behind a new opera about the first atomic bomb test.
Enjoy the colors and textures of phenomena demonstrated by Exploratorium exhibits.
If you're a patient gardener, you can grow your own hybrid flowers.
The Science of Hockey takes you inside the sport and explains the science behind the world's fastest game. The site contains RealVideo interviews with scientists and NHL players and coaches.
Put on a mask and see how we communicate with our bodies as well as with our faces and words.
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