Experiencing Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed- Maya Weapons & Warfare

Initially, anthropologists thought the Maya were peaceful, focusing their energy only on agriculture, building, and astronomy. Despite these previous beliefs, further research on architecture and carvings suggests that the Maya Civilization was a militarized, often warring society. Warfare was important to the Maya way of life because of disputes over resources between nation-states, and because …

STEM Award Nominee Interview: Leticia Colón de Mejias

The Connecticut Science Center celebrates the achievements of professionals, groups, advocates, businesses, and leaders who share our mission to inspire lifelong learning through interactive and innovative experiences that explore our changing world through science. We honor these individuals and organizations in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields at our annual STEM Awards Breakfast, …

Science At Play: Pond Water Critters

Four of our Connecticut Science Center campers looking for critters in their bowl of pond water.   Materials to Gather: -A Net -A Bucket -Boots or shoes that can get wet! -Shallow trays/white bowls for observing in -Spoons for scooping -Magnifying glass for observing (optional) -Paper and pencil for drawing the critters you find (optional) …

Movie Monday: The Search For Life In Space

Narrated by Malcolm McDowell  If you’re like me you’ve spent a lot of time thinking about one thing lately. Aliens. Where are they, how long have they been here, and who has already been replaced by shapeshifting invaders? This Movie Monday, join us in the Netflix Queue for The Search For Life In Space. The …

Science At Play: Gardening from Food Scraps

Have you ever wanted to grow your own vegetables, but been unsure of where to start? This guide will give you some ways to reuse your kitchen scraps to grow your own vegetables at home! It is a great way to repurpose produce that might be wilting or starting to sprout – those fruits and …

Science At Play: Rube Goldberg Machines

You stand staring at a complex contraption of your own design. Hands shaking with excitement, you question if all your hard work calculating, designing, testing, building, and redesigning will pay off. You take a deep breath to calm yourself, and slowly move your hand to set off the first reaction in your highly complicated Rube …

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 …

Virtual Field Trip: Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

Hawai’i Volcanoes Virtual Tour I have wanted to travel to Hawaii for as long as I can remember. I still haven’t made it all the way out to those beautiful islands, but this virtual tour of the Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park is helping me explore the world from my couch! Join me on this tour …