Science Sunday: Harry Potter and the “Invisible” Spell

Did someone say invisible messages? Taking a look at Harry Potter for inspiration, this week on Science Sunday we bring the magic to, what we commonly now know as, direct messaging. What is the science of Harry Potter? The first way we have lined up for you to cast this “invisible spell” revolves around an …

Science Sunday: Homemade Confetti Launchers

Happy New Year! For the first Science Sunday of 2020, we decided to keep in the festive spirit by showing you how to make your own confetti launchers. The supplies are simple: an empty toilet paper tube, a balloon, and confetti. Leave a little bit of space at the end and stretch the balloon over …

Science Sunday: Experimenting with Heat and Air Pressure

We’ve talked about air pressure before here on Science Sunday, and today we are going to talk about how heat can affect air pressure.  In the first demonstration, we used balloons, a container of hot water, and a container of cold water.  Both balloons are inflated, but what happens to them when one is submerged …

Science Sunday: Science of Snow

This time last week, the state of Connecticut saw the first major winter storm of the 2019 season. Winter Storm Abel inspired us to explore a little bit more of the science behind a common winter occurrence for us here in New England.  The first snow science we explored was the water content in snow, …