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Can you trust your own memory? Find out with this activity.
This card game is a little like a puzzle. You and your opponents all try to find solutions to the puzzle���and the one who finds the most solutions wins!
An artist paints his childhood home from memory.
The anatomy of memory.
In this memory game, a mental journey through your own house helps you remember items on a list.
Enjoy the early memories of some of the visitors to this website.
Introduce students to unique life science activities that let them work with our research-quality microscopic images and videos.
Use printable images from our time-lapse movies to make flipbooks–handheld animations that you can make at home.
Where is the Center of the Universe? Here, there, and everywhere.
Take an animated tour of Antarctica's variety of ice formations, which give it a beauty unrivaled anywhere on Earth.
Control the breakup of Pangaea and explore evidence of the former supercontinent.
Decorate your desktop with some of the most intriguing pattern and perception images from the Exploratorium.
Can a gum wrapper have a story? Discover just how important and meaningful an object can be.
Put on a mask and see how we communicate with our bodies as well as with our faces and words.
Can your eyes fool your nose? Find out with this experiment.
How many objects can you follow at once?
How are emotional expressions built?
Download desktop wallpaper for your computer.
Gather and compare real data about sunspots and solar x-ray activity.
Make a tool that lets you measure how tall a building is or how high a rocket flies.
Launch a rocket with a plastic pop bottle and use Height Site to figure out how high it flies.
Learn how Hubble Telescope scientists put together those lovely pictures.
Find out how a cochlear implant helped one man regain the ability to listen.
See astounding musical instruments made by Bart Hopkin
Find a friend and try this sound localization experiement
Bone conduction is another pathway to listening.
Use the numbers on four cards to make up equations that equal the number on a fifth card.
Do a card trick that's guaranteed to make you look like a mind reader.
Not all bubbles are made with soap!
This stuff can't make up its mind -- is it a liquid or a solid?
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