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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.
Make a paper model that helps explain the changing tides.
Stories about science, art, and human perception—from 1998.
What is a gear ratio? And how do gears help make the bicycle so efficient?
Most paper airplanes are flat, but these paper hoops can really fly!
Check in on the fifth annual Science of Cocktails event.
How do first responders rescue whales tangled in debris?
Listen to bird songs and try to figure out which are songs, which are companion calls, and which are alarms.
Recycle some cans to make after-dinner music!
Use live data to make your own wave predictions, wherever you are.
This simple paper toy spins through the air like a mini-helicopter!
by Eclipse Field Crew • March 5, 2016
Day-by-day dispatches from our eclipse crew in Micronesia.
Join us for an interview with musician and composer Dan Deacon.
Senior Scientist Paul Doherty explains what forms a wave.
See how 3D printing can be used to make art.
Pi Day isn't just a day—it's a way of life.
Discover 150+ ways to investigate the science around you.
Si mira fijamente este punto por algunos momentos, éste desaparece.
Use dominoes to model a nerve cell's transmission of a signal
Activities and History
Make a crowd-pleasing noisemaker called a sound sandwich, which you can adjust to raise or lower its pitch.
A trash-filled median blossoms into a community oasis.
Meet Bart Hopkin, who listens closely to the subtle sonic qualities of wood, water, and pipes as he creates new instruments.
by Eileen Campbell • February 22, 2016
What does it take to broadcast a live eclipse from remote locations?
Get a behind-the-scenes look at activities and ideas we’re exploring.
Amino acids and corn syrup combine to create new aromas.
Explore Saturn, its rings and moons, and see the latest images.
Is it just a glorified plank with roller skate wheels on it? Or is it a highly engineered device through which kids have reclaimed the urban landscape, bringing creativity and style back to the sterile asphalt spaces of sprawl?
Kid-friendly explorations and experiments for curious minds.
Learn about the body's vital defense force.
Ensure a successful ocean acidification experiment with these teaching tips.
Check out footage of a 2001 eclipse recorded from Zambia.
The majority of Barrow residents are indigenous people who live both traditional and modern lives
Explore the scientific, historical, and cultural context behind a new opera about the first atomic bomb test.
by Eileen Campbell • July 8, 2017
Watch the moon pass through its phases as we count down to the total solar eclipse. Tonight: a full moon.
A collection of auditory illusions found in indigenous folk practices, popular music, and scientific research.
Explore the science behind food and cooking with recipes, activities, and archived Webcasts.
Tune in for a 2001 total solar eclipse in Zambia.
Get to know the grandfather of all instruments: the pipe organ.
The more astronomy changes, the more it stays the same. This series of images juxtaposes ancient and modern study of the celestial bodies.
Make a fantastic toy that shimmers when you shake it.
by Jackie Clay • August 13, 2015
What is love? The Really Big Questions explores that question.
What happens when two hockey players collide? Try our hockey collision calculator!
How good is your friend's driving? You be the seismometer, and find out whether your pal is a smooth sailor or a mover and shaker.
Make yourself giant or tiny with a snip of the scissors.
Find out why biodiversity benefits plants and people alike.
Watch live coverage of the InSight Lander plunge through the Martian atmosphere.
Explore an interactive map.
A model for heart development
A little physics can go a long way on that shortboard.
Get a taste of how the earth's plates move.
Not all bubbles are made with soap!
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