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Strips of plastic on a globe model our atmosphere.
Discover why the sky is blue and the sunset is red.
Create a convection cell inside a CD case.
Give flight a spin with the Magnus effect.
Feel atmospheric pressure changes by stepping into a garbage bag.
Create clouds in a bottle by rapidly expanding the air.
Model the carbon cycle and its principal reservoirs and flow rates using rice.
Why is the sky blue? That's a sticky question.
Watch the rise and fall of hot and cold fluids.
Levitating magnets show how the Earth’s atmosphere stacks up.
Explore a famous environmental data set to learn about climate change.
Put a new twist on pressure changes.
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