Osher Gallery 1 Closing Early | Exploratorium
Osher Gallery 1 will be closing at 2:00 p.m. today for a private event.
Actived: Thursday Jan 1, 1970
Education | Exploratorium
Posted: (53 years ago) We believe that learning is joyful and lifelong. By creating inquiry-based experiences and tools that spark wonder; offer hands-on experiences; and encourage questions, explorations, and individual discovery, we're transforming the way people learn. Learning this way empowers people to figure things out for themselves—about science, but also about any topic, claim, or …
Basic Brine Recipe - Food Science | Exploratorium
Posted: (53 years ago) Brining is the process of salt and water diffusing into meat before cooking to add flavor and moisture. The time diffusion takes depends on salt concentration and the thickness of the meat it has to penetrate. Feel free to play around with higher concentrations of salt if you’re short on time, and lower concentrations if you’re prepping far in advance.
Blind Spot: Perception & Life Science Activity - Exploratorium
Posted: (53 years ago) The eye’s retina receives and reacts to incoming light and sends signals to the brain, allowing you to see. One part of the retina, however, doesn't give you visual information—this is your eye’s “blind spot.”
Explore, Play, Discover: Websites, Activities, and More
Posted: (53 years ago) Feb 11, 2011 · Dive into websites, activities, apps, and more. Experience the thrill of Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen. Quake Basics: Measurements. Richter and beyond. Cancer. Cells behaving badly. Solar Images. The more astronomy changes, the more it stays the same. This series of images juxtaposes ancient and modern study of the celestial ...
Science Snacks: Projects and Activities You Can Do! | Exploratorium
Posted: (53 years ago) What is a Science Snack? Science Snacks are hands-on, teacher-tested activities that bring explorations of natural phenomena into the classroom and home. Each activity uses inexpensive, easily-available materials, offers detailed instructions and images, provides a clear explanation of what's going on, and is adaptable to a wide range of curricula, content areas, grade levels,
Constructivist Learning Theory | Exploratorium
Posted: (53 years ago) The Museum and the Needs of People CECA (International Committee of Museum Educators) Conference Jerusalem Israel, 15-22 October 1991 Prof. George E. Hein Lesley College. Massachusetts USA Introduction The latest catchword in educational circles is "constructivism, " applied both to learning theory and to epistemology---both to how people learn, and to the …
What Is Inquiry? | Exploratorium
Posted: (53 years ago) Good science education requires both learning scientific concepts and developing scientific thinking skills. Inquiry is an approach to learning that involves a process of exploring the natural or material world, and that leads to asking questions, making discoveries, and testing those discoveries in the search for new understanding. Inquiry, as it relates to science education,
Science Activities Online | Exploratorium
Posted: (53 years ago) Get hands-on with activities on the Exploratorium website! For 40-plus years, we’ve offered creative, thought-provoking exhibits, experiences, tools, and projects that ignite curiosity, encourage exploration, and lead to profound learning.
Pi Day: History of Pi | Exploratorium
Posted: (53 years ago) A Brief History of Pi (π)Pi (π) has been known for almost 4000 years—but even if we calculated the number of seconds in those 4000 years and calculated π to that number of places, we would still only be approximating its actual value.Here’s a brief history of finding π.. The ancient Babylonians calculated the area of a circle by taking 3 times the square of its radius, which …
Output of a Solar Cell - Exploratorium
Posted: (53 years ago) An important engineering challenge is to try to maximize the power delivered to the motor using solar power. One way to do this is to combine two solar cells in series or in parallel to see if one combination provides more efficient power conversion than the other (see photos below for ideas).
Agar Cell Diffusion: Biology & Chemistry Science Activity ...
Posted: (53 years ago) All biological cells require the transport of materials across the plasma membrane into and out of the cell. By infusing cubes of agar with a pH indicator, and then soaking the treated cubes in vinegar, you can model how diffusion occurs in cells. Then, by observing cubes of different sizes, you can discover why larger cells might need extra help to transport materials.
Magnetic Shielding: Physics & Magnetism Science Activity ...
Posted: (53 years ago) The magnetic-field lines from the magnet pass through the cardboard, the air, and other materials like the craft stick and straw. Materials that allow magnetic lines of force to pass through them are called nonpermeable because magnetic fields do not form within them.. In contrast, the metal knife acts as a magnetic shield, meaning the force lines coming from the pole of the magnet …
Visit us at Pier 15 - Hours, Tickets & More | Exploratorium
Posted: (53 years ago) Visit the Exploratorium at Pier 15 Now open! Buy Tickets. Not a member yet? Join us and get free admission all year long! General FAQ Member FAQ Donor & Corporate Member FAQ. The Exploratorium is more than a museum—it’s a gateway to exploring science, art, and human perception with every visit.
Cooking Equivalents and Measures - Science of Food
Posted: (53 years ago) From cups to grams to eggs, in cooking and in science, numbers need units to be measurements. Different countries use different volume and mass measurements, and converting between them when you’re up to your elbows in a recipe can be a challenge—but we’re here to help. Try the Conversion Calculator for a specific value or use the tables below.
Pupil: Light, Perception & Life Science Activity | Exploratorium ...
Posted: (53 years ago) The pupil is an opening that lets light into your eye. Since most of the light entering your eye does not escape, your pupil appears black. In dim light, your pupil expands to allow more light to enter your eye.
Soaking Pasta - Food Science | Exploratorium
Posted: (53 years ago) Reduce the carbon footprint of cooking pasta. Cooking instructions on a typical package of dry spaghetti read as follows: Bring 4 quarts of water to a rolling boil. Add 1 pound of dry spaghetti. Cook 10–12 minutes, stirring frequently. Drain. This method is straightforward and relatively foolproof. However, it uses large amounts of both water and energy.