Science Sunday: Baking Powder vs. Baking Soda

We all know there is a big difference between baking powder and baking soda when it comes to cooking. But why are they so different? Why is baking soda the ingredient of choice for science fair volcanos everywhere? Why do we use baking soda for cleaning purposes? Today we are going to demonstrate and explain …

Science At Play: Composting!

So many people are getting their gardens started for the spring and summer and we are here to help those gardens be successful. Compost is organic matter that can be put into the soil and help your plants grow big and healthy. Composting is not only great for your garden, but it is also a …

Science Sunday: Plate Tectonics

Good Morning everyone and welcome to another edition of Science Sunday. Last week we celebrated Earth Day, which is one of our favorite holidays here at the Connecticut Science Center. So, for this Science Sunday we are actually taking a suggestion from one of our viewers to explore more about plate tectonics. How do we …

Dear Science: Why Does Yeast Rise?

We have received so many amazing questions through our Dear Science campaign, including this one from Oli, age 10. Why does yeast rise? You might know that yeast is used a lot in baking, especially in baking bread. There is something very special about yeast that causes it to rise, do you know what that special …