Density and Shipbuilding

The Connecticut Science Center will host its next MakeFest on Saturday, September 18. In celebration of our state’s history of innovation and ingenuity, we will feature local makers, artisans, and tech whizzes to inspire visitors to build and create with their own hands. This time around, the Amistad will dock for its month-long stay in …

Science At Play: Cartesian Divers

Are you looking for a new use for some recyclables in your home? Need an activity the whole family can participate in? We are here to help! Today we are going to show you how to make a Cartesian diver at home. Don’t worry, we know this sounds fancy, but Cartesian divers are an easy …

Science Sunday: Density of Gases

We are using one of our favorite items at the Science Center (dry ice)  to talk about the density of different gases. Simply, dry ice is solid carbon dioxide and when we add hot water to it, we release that carbon dioxide gas. So what happens when we compare the carbon dioxide gas released by …