Virtual Field Trip: Gardens

Happy spring everyone! I hope you are as thrilled about all the beautiful plants and flowers cropping up as I am (though hopefully you don’t also have pollen allergies like I do, I feel so sneezy!). An awesome way to explore the gorgeous outdoors and incredible landscapes around the world is by checking out virtual …

Science At Play: Make Your Own Sound Toys

 Materials to Collect Plastic cups  String  Rubber bands  Stapler  Paperclips  Popsicle sticks  Index cards or cardstock Build it! Laughing Cup: Poke a small hole in the bottom of your plastic cup. Feed a length of string (about 1 ft long) through the bottom of the cup and secure it in place by tying the …

Movie Monday: The Day the Dinosaurs Died

Narrated by Craig Sechler 66 million years ago something amazing happened. Something terrible and amazing. The dinosaurs had been the dominant species on planet Earth for the past 175 million years but on this day everything would change. They would have turned their heads to the heavens and seen an asteroid barreling toward them. The …

Virtual Field Trip: Museum of Flight

If you could have just one superpower, what would it be? For a lot of people, flight or invisibility would be at the top of their list. Good news for you- we humans have made the superpower of “heavier-than-air travel” a reality! Today, we are exploring the Museum of Flight in Seattle and tipping our …

Science At Play: Air Pressure Pranks

 Materials to Collect Playing card Empty plastic bottles Cup with a mouth smaller than a playing card  Thumbtack  Mesh or screen material  Rubber band   Try it Out Prank 1: Fill your small cup ¾ of the way full with water and place the playing card flat over the mouth. While holding the card …

Science Sunday: Making Chalk

Happy Memorial Day! We hope you were able to get outside this weekend and enjoy the nice weather. Summer is just starting here in Connecticut, so we want to show you simple ways you can have fun with science outside. Today, we are making chalk with just 2 ingredients- water and cornstarch.      …

Movie Monday: Black Hole Apocalypse

Happy Memorial Day! Thank you for joining us again for Movie Monday. Today we are excited to share the two hour NOVA special Black Hole Apocalypse. Black holes are holes in the fabric of the universe where gravity is so powerful not even light can escape. Once believed to be the stuff of science fiction, …

Virtual Field Trip: Mars

In July 2020, a rover named Perseverance will blast off towards Mars to hunt for evidence of extraterrestrial life. This is just the latest in a series of missions stretching back decades to probe the mysteries of the Red Planet. NASA scientists share images and data from these missions with the public so that we …