Science At Play: Science of Pizza

We have a tasty Science At Play for you today. Did you know that there is a lot of science that goes into making a pizza. From pan to plate, you can find science happening all along the way. This summer one of our students from the Teen Innovations Program put together a video explaining …

Science Sunday: Homemade Calorimeter

So we have all heard of calories, right? They are a measurement almost everyone uses to determine how healthy a food item is. What exactly is a calorie though? Explore that and how you can find the calories of your favorite foods right at home. Keep watching to learn more. S Materials to Collect Empty …

Science At Play: Testing Vinegar

What do ketchup, lemon juice and vinegar have in common? They all can be used as cleaners for objects in our everyday lives. All three of these kitchen staples are acidic which means they can be used to clean objects such as coins. Which do you think will work best? Alex from our Teen Innovations …

Science At Play: Friction Rice

We are just full of tricks this week- and today it is time for another one. It only takes a few materials- and a little science- to completely amaze and stump your friends and family. Friction rice is a great activity for anyone in the family, and is very simple to set up. Keep watching …

Does Turkey Really Make You Sleepy?

With Thanksgiving approaching, my mind often thinks of all the mouthwatering food I soon will consume. If you are like me, you probably find yourself stuffed and tired after dinner. Turkey often gets the blame for why you start to become drowsy, but why do we blame the turkey?  You may have heard that turkey …

Science Sunday: Science Behind Food Photography

Welcome back to another edition of Science Sunday and today we are talking food photography today. Did you know that there are laws surrounding food photography? In the photo, the food you are advertising has to be real, but any food surrounding it does not. Watch the full Science Sunday segment below to learn about …

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 …