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Science of Water: Food Explore water's crucial role in food and cooking.
Browse our growing online collection of hands-on 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.
Search a geological map of Ethiopia for fossils.
Prove to yourself that Galileo was right.
Create your own fish mummy using common baking soda!
Explore the colorful past of the transition metal chromium.
Learn about the inner workings of a cell through this interactive exhibit.
Does the sun rise in the east? Not exactly.
A drop of water makes a fine magnifying lens.
by Eileen Campbell • December 29, 2016
Read our picks for the Unsung Science stories of 2016.
Sometimes we can learn about outer space when space objects come to us.
Join Resonance host Sarah Cahill in interviewing the Kronos Quartet.
An introduction to spectra and to the space-based telescopes. The site includes a number of hands-on activities.
See the JPL "sandbox" where robotic rovers are tested.
An incubator for innovative public space ideas, projects and news
Explore the important engineering concepts of yield strength, ultimate strength, and elasticity as they relate to building a better bicycle.
Consider the ethics and legal ramifications of physician aid in dying.
Can your eyes fool your nose? Find out with this experiment.
See why these beautiful flowers have attracted generations of admirers.
Enjoy the colors and textures of phenomena demonstrated by Exploratorium exhibits.
Bike builder David Folch makes supersized bikes for supersized riders.
Add and subtract colors to learn about human perception.
Bike builder David Folch builds supersized bikes for supersized riders.
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