Hi everyone and welcome back to another edition of Science Sunday. Today we are talking about how we can change the effects of air once we change the temperature of the air. What do you think happens when the temperature of the air gets warmer or colder? Specifically, we are talking about air molecules. When the temperature of the air gets colder, the air molecules slow down and start to clump together. On the reverse side, when the temperature of the air gets warmer, the air molecules start moving faster and spread out more. Now onto the fun part, there is an experiment you can try at home (with some adult supervision) that includes a soda can, some water, and heat. Watch the full Science Sunday segment below and check out our Science At Play: I’ve Got a Crush on You blog post to learn more.
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Aoife Ryle is a STEM Educator at the Connecticut Science Center. In addition to working with school groups, she works with our Teen Program, Overnights department, and shoots weekly science segments for WFSB. She has a degree in Bioengineering from the University of Maine and has a personal interest in the life sciences and engineering which makes bioengineering a perfect crossover.
Mark Dixon is a meteorologist on WFSB Channel 3 Eyewitness News and a host of the weekly Science Sunday segments with the Connecticut Science Center. He has been nominated for several Emmy awards for weather anchoring and has won awards from the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcaster’s Association and the American Meteorological Society.