Science Sunday: Water Pressure

Today is the first day of June, meaning summer (and outdoor summer fun) is right around the corner. In the heat of summer, what is one way you can cool yourself off? You got it- with water! Whether it’s running through a sprinkler or jumping in a pool, we all love some fun with water. …

Science Sunday: Making Chalk

Happy Memorial Day! We hope you were able to get outside this weekend and enjoy the nice weather. Summer is just starting here in Connecticut, so we want to show you simple ways you can have fun with science outside. Today, we are making chalk with just 2 ingredients- water and cornstarch.      …

Science Sunday: Experimenting with Torque

Torque is an interesting force that we don’t talk about very often, so we decided to make it our topic on this Science Sunday. We are showing you some simple machines that you can try at home that demonstrate torque. Simple machines help us to magnify forces, making some tasks easier. The simple machine we …

Science Sunday: Citizen Science

In this week’s Science Sunday segment, Mark and I shared some ways that you can get involved in citizen science. Let’s take a step back and talk about what citizen science is and why it’s important. Simply, it is a collaboration between scientists and the public. You help scientists by gathering data or helping solve …

Science Sunday: Homemade Bath Bombs

 Materials to Collect 1 cup baking soda ½ cup citric acid ½ cup Epsom salt 1 tsp water 3 tsp oil (olive oil, coconut oil, whatever oil you prefer) 2 mixing bowls Molds (cookie cutters, plastic eggs, whatever you can think of!) Optional: essential oils, food coloring   Make it! Mix the baking soda, …

Science Sunday: Diet Coke and Mentos

 Materials to Collect Unopened diet coke Mentos (any flavor) An outdoor space Old clothes  Try it! Place your new bottle of diet coke in a place you don’t mind soaking in diet coke.  Take the cap off the bottle and drop some mentos in.  Get out of the way! What is the Science?  That …

Science Sunday: Using Gloves Properly

Ok, so we all know that wearing gloves and facial covering is aiding us in stopping the spread of germs and illnesses in our communities. Are we all using gloves in the proper way to truly use them effectively? Today, Mark and Aoife will share with you some tips on what to do when you …

Science Sunday: Experiments to Try At Home, Outside

Happy Monday! Spring is a great time to get outside and enjoy some fun science activities. We all know the sun is powerful, right? Today we want to show you just how powerful it can be, with two simple activities using materials you have in your home already. Watch the full Science Sunday video to …