STEM Career Connections: Analyzing Big Storms

We experience big storms of all types here in Connecticut, blizzards, nor’easters, hurricane, tropical storms, and so on. Over this past summer, students from our Teen Innovations program sat down with Meteorologist Mark Dixon to learn more about analyzing these big storms. How does STEM fit into storm tracking? What’s it like working during these …

Predicting the Weather

We have all watched the weather on the news, but do you know everything that goes into creating that forecast? Complex scientific models, changing variables, and technology are just some of what impacts accurate predictions of weather. Some of our Teen Innovation Students sat down with Mark Dixon of Channel 3 Eyewitness News to talk …

It’s Raining Cats and…Frogs?

Of the many crazy, weird weather phenomena, my favorite has to be the accounts of unexpected objects and animals raining from the sky. Frogs have been reported falling from the sky in Kansas City in 1873, and then again in Serbia in 2005. In 1947 in Louisiana, it rained fish. Fish also fell out of …

Science At Play: DIY Barometer

If you watched our Lunch Bunch: Science of Weather Facebook Live today, Aoife showed a few different weather tools you can make at home. Here, a few of our Teen Innovation Ambassadors will show you another weather tool you can make at home- a barometer. Teen Innovation at the Connecticut Science Center provides youth, primarily …