Science Sunday: Mixology

We are having a little fun with mixology on Science Sunday this week. Watch as we take one cup and turn the contents into a variety of different drink options. You may think it looks like magic, but the real science is just some simple chemistry. Keep watching to learn more.   The Connecticut Science …

Science At Play: Magic Milk

Have you ever wanted to do a science experiment using colorful dye and sparkles? This milk experiment allows you to do just that! Prepare to be amazed as a chemical reaction occurs right in front of you in seconds and then learn more about the science behind it.  MATERIAL LIST: Whole Milk  Food coloring Glitter …

Science At Play: Homemade Lava Lamp

Materials to Collect Empty clear bottle (any size, but 1 liter works well)  Water  Oil (vegetable or other liquid oil)  Food coloring  Oil-based food coloring (optional)   Glitter (optional)  Alka-Seltzer or other effervescent tablets Small light to place your lamp on (optional) Build it! Fill about 3/4 of your bottle with water (you can always add …

The Bittersweet Science and History of Chocolate

Happy Valentine’s Day, or as I like to call it, One-More-Day-Until-All-the-Chocolate-Goes-On-Sale Day. But seriously, I have no interest in the drek that passes for milk chocolate. Give me something spicy or bitter, or both. Up until recently, the Mayan civilization was credited with gifting chocolate to the world. A 2018 study by Sonia Zarrillo et …