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Science Sunday: Christmas Tree Lights

Good Morning everyone and Merry Christmas! We hope you all had an amazing day celebrating with friends and family.  In our opinion, one of the best parts of this time of year are all of the amazing lights used to decorate. Something we have probably all experienced before is when we go to turn on the lights on our tree and they do not work. What a bummer! Today, we are going to explore why this happens by exploring circuits.

There is so much more Science Sunday to explore. Check out the full gallery of segments on our blog:

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Aoife Ryle is the Education Programs Manager 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.

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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.