Spring Scavenger Hunt

The weather is finally starting to warm up and it is the perfect time to get outdoors and watch the landscape change from winter to spring! Here are some interesting things to keep an eye out for next time you go for a walk! Flowers: The flowers are starting to come up! Look for some …

Dear Science: Why Does Yeast Rise?

We have received so many amazing questions through our Dear Science campaign, including this one from Oli, age 10. Why does yeast rise? You might know that yeast is used a lot in baking, especially in baking bread. There is something very special about yeast that causes it to rise, do you know what that special …

Science At Play: Color Mixing

 Materials to Collect Various colors of paint or food coloring A jar to mix in Different colored lights, or lights with colored filters over them Try it! Mix your paints or food colorings together in your jar In a dark room, shine your colored lights at a white background. Overlap the lights and see …

Dear Science: Evolution

We have received so many amazing questions through our Dear Science campaign, including this one from Malarhy, age 6. Do animals evolve anymore? Evolution is something we have all learned about it science class as a process that occurs over multiple generations of a species. Is this something that stills happens, do animals still evolve today? …

Science At Play: Upside Down Water

One day I found my daughter Samantha drinking her juice in a very unusual way, the straw was not even in the cup of juice. I thought to myself, how is this possible and of course I found the answer in science. Keep watching to learn exactly how this trick works and how you can …

Science Sunday: Fun with Polymers

For this final Science Sunday of January, we are going back to something we have talked about a few times in the past, polymers. If you want to learn more about what polymers are and how they work, check out some of our other Science Sunday segments. Today, we are talking about some applications of …

Dear Science: Meteors

We have received so many amazing questions through our Dear Science campaign, including this one from Ben, age 7. Why do meteors sometimes burn up? Surprisingly, we can actually see meteors burning from right here on Earth. Keep watching to learn what special occurrence this is and how meteors end up here on Earth.    …

Science At Play: Fiber Optics

Light is a really cool piece of science that has so many applications in our everyday lives. We are so used to light being all around us, but do you know what light truly is? What are the properties of light? How does light behave? We are going to answer all those questions and so …