My Pet is How Old!?

Most of us have heard certain equations for converting our favorite animal’s age to an equivalent human age. These equations have mostly been linear conversions with the most popular stating that every human year is equal to seven years for your dog or cat. As it turns out it isn’t that simple, and dogs, cats, …

Science Sunday: Insects and Communication

Did you know the sound that crickets make is caused by them scraping their wings together? Did you know fireflies communicate with flash patterns? Did you know that the sound made by cicadas is them clicking at a rate of 300 to 400 times per second? That’s fast! But how do these insects make these …

Science Sunday: Composting to Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is this week so we are celebrating all week long here at the Science Center. Today we are kicking off with a Science Sunday all about composting. What do you think, does organic matter (food scraps) break down the same way in a landfill as they do in a compost? The answer may …

Science Sunday: Spring-time Animals

We brought out 2 of our friends at the Science Center to help give our PSA- Public Science Announcement. It is spring time here in Connecticut which means you may start to see a few more animals on your outdoor adventures. Animals like our friends Ima the Eastern Box Turtle and Alex the Black Rat …