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Science Sunday: Iron

Post Author: Mark Dixon & Aoife Ryle

We are talking all about iron today. One of the very cool properties of iron is that it is magnetic. (Remember this, it will be important for our experiment later) We also find iron in many of the foods we eat because it has another property that we need to live. Watch the full Science Sunday segment below to learn what this property is. Plus, we will show you an experiment you can try at home to find iron in your food.


The Connecticut Science Center is now open Tuesday-Sunday 10AM-5PM. Timed tickets must be reserved online in advance of your visit. Reserve your tickets by visiting CTScienceCenter.org. 


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.