Science At Play: Make Your Own Crystals

If you have ever seen a geode, you will marvel at the beauty inside the seemingly plain exterior. Geodes are empty rocks filled with crystals and today, one of Teen Innovation Ambassadors is going to show you how to create your own crystals at home. Follow along and you can have your very own crystal …

Science At Play: Day Length Detectives

You may be noticing that the days are starting to get shorter as the weather begins to cool and the leaves begin to change. While they have technically been shortening since the solstice, which fell on June 20 this year, we often don’t notice the change until this time of year. As a massive summer …

Science At Play: Stand Castles?! Stabilized Earth

Welcome to Earth Science week at the Connecticut Science Center. If you have ever made a sand castle at the beach, you know that sand can be great for building, but not too strong when weight is added. What if there was a way to make the structure stronger, strong enough for me to stand …

Science Sunday: Egg in a Bottle

We’re sure you have heard of a ship in a bottle, but we always want to put a special Science Sunday twist on these activities. So, today we are making an egg in a bottle, with the help of science. All you are going to need for this experiment is a glass bottle, a hard …

Science At Play: Making Bismuth Crystals

We are all familiar with making crystals out of minerals, but have you ever seen a crystal made out of a metal? Today, one of our Teen Innovation Ambassadors is going to demonstrate an experiment making crystals using bismuth. Please do not try what you are about to watch at home. Our staff has been …

Science Sunday: Demonstrating How the Heart Works

We all love science, and today we decided to take that theme literally with a demonstration of how the heart works. Follow along, this is an activity we encourage you to try at home. Gather all of the materials you see listed below and create a partial model of your heart. Materials to Collect: Water …

When Technology Doesn’t Work

All of us have a mental picture, or model of how a piece of technology works when we’re using it, whether we’re consciously thinking about that model or not.  Sometimes that model is completely incorrect.  Consider this water cooler:   One day I was trying to get water out of it, but when I pressed the …

Science Sunday: Making Homemade Ice Cream

September 13 is a very special holiday, it’s National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day! We are here to show you a fun activity the kids can do to help celebrate this holiday. Today, we are going to make some homemade ice cream- with science of course! Watch the full Science Sunday segment below to …