Science Sunday: Groundwater Contamination

Did you know that only 0.3% of the world’s water supply is available for us to use? Only 0.3%! That’s not a lot. So it is very important for us to protect that water supply from becoming contaminated. How easily can groundwater get contaminated? And how can we prevent our groundwater from getting contaminated. Today, …

Science Sunday: How Do Astronauts Breathe in Space?

Who doesn’t love space? Astronauts have one of the coolest jobs, because they get to live in and explore space for months at a time. In thinking about this amazing journey astronauts take, we had one very important question. How do astronauts breathe while they are living on the International Space Station? Actually, astronauts get …

Science Sunday: Butterflies vs. Moths

We decided to explore a different, more tropical part of the Science Center today- our Butterfly Encounter. The Butterfly Encounter is a fully living experience, with hundreds of plants and free-flying butterflies. This beautiful greenhouse is not only fully living, but constantly growing and extremely diverse. The newest edition to the Butterfly Encounter looks very …

Science Sunday: Experimenting with the Tesla Coil

The Tesla coil is probably one of the most recognizable science tools around. Today, we are going to have some electrifying fun experimenting with this awesome tool. How exactly does a Tesla coil work? Can it really make a light glow without plugging it in? We are here to answer all those questions and more …