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West Oakland BART StationOakland, CA • November 2, 2011

Heading across the Bay? While the train drives through the Transbay Tube, count how many emergency lights you see in 11 seconds. Multiply that number by 3 and you'll get your train's approximate mph!

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Presidio of San FranciscoSan Francisco, CA • November 1, 2011

Did you know that the Presidio was founded in 1776 and is an active archeological site? Imagine how it may have looked nearly 250 years ago! To learn more, here’s a Science in the City video we made: Read more

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AT&T ParkSan Francisco, CA • November 1, 2011

Stand by the Giant Glove, and watch a batter hit the ball. It will take about 0.44 s for the sound to reach your ears, but it takes the light from the batter only 0.0000007 s to reach your eye! Read more

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Ocean BeachSan Francisco, CA • August 16, 2011

Bring a magnet! We love to collect “black sand” or magnetic mineral magnetite at Ocean Beach. Drop a magnet inside your plastic cup & wave bottom of the cup just above sand to attract minerals. Demo: Read more

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BART: Transbay TubeOakland, CA • March 28, 2012

Heading across the Bay? While the train drives through the Transbay Tube, count how many emergency lights you see in 11 seconds. Multiply that number by 3 and you'll get your train's approximate mph!

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