Science Sunday: Making Homemade Ice Cream

September 13 is a very special holiday, it’s National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day! We are here to show you a fun activity the kids can do to help celebrate this holiday. Today, we are going to make some homemade ice cream- with science of course! Watch the full Science Sunday segment below to …

Science Sunday: Polymers

We have talked about polymers before on Science Sunday, can you remember what they were? That’s right! One of our favorite things here at the Science Center, slime, is a polymer. There are so many other polymers that you can find in your everyday life, including a plastic bag. We are doing a fun experiment …

Science Sunday: Making Water Clocks

We are building a water clock with you today on Science Sunday. For most of human history, water clocks were the way we kept time. There are records of water clocks dating back to 400 BC in China, all the way up to about the 17th century when pendulum clocks were invented. Today, we are …

Science At Play: I’ve Got A Crush On You

Let’s start with one of Samantha’s legendary jokes: What did the soda can say when he got all the answers right on his math test? (I’ll give you a hint, it has to do with our experiment today) He said “I CRUSHED it.” Today we are going to show you how you can crush a …

Science At Play: Conductors and Insulators

We are trying to solve a little bit of a mystery today, can you help us? I have brought in two squares that appear to be identical. They are the same shape, the same color, the same thickness, so our initial thought is that they are the same material, correct? Well as scientists, we need …

Science At Play: Ice Cream in a Bag

Ice cream is always a welcome addition to my day, and it’s easy to make with ingredients you may already have in your kitchen. Grab your supplies and get ready to shake, shake, shake your way to a delicious frozen treat, while also learning a little bit of science along the way.    Materials to …

Science At Play: Kitchen Reactions

  Materials to Collect Baking soda  Vinegar  Plastic bags  Film canister Try it Out Put some baking soda into a plastic bag. There is no set amount, but we find that about 1 tablespoon works well in a sandwich sized bag. Put some vinegar into the plastic bag and QUICKLY seal the bag. Watch your …

Science At Play: Homemade Butter

   Materials to Collect Heavy Cream  A container with a tightly sealed lid (like a mason jar)   Try it Out Step 1: Open your container and pour in some heavy cream.  You can choose the amount, just make sure the container is not filled all the way to the top.  Step 2: Close …