Science At Play: Make Your Own Lung Model

The lungs are respiratory organs that are vital to the breathing process and necessary to acquire life-giving oxygen. Learn how your lungs work by using simple materials from around your house to build a model lung.  Your family and friends are bound to be amazed by this awesome model and your knowledge of how lungs …

Science At Play: Fun Sensory Play Recipes

It is definitely fun to get messy and play with squishy, moldable sensory items like doughs and slime. The two we have to share with you today are some of the simplest to make and provide hours of enjoyment for all ages. Plus, they can be stored in airtight containers and reused again later! Cloud …

Experiencing Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed- The Maya Calendar

The Maya people had many innovative and defining practices and structures that helped their civilization flourish. The Maya had a numeric system, games, aqueducts, and even a calendar to tell time. The calendar that the Maya used looks very different in comparison to the 12 month Gregorian Calendar that we use. The Mayan Calendar consists …

Science At Play: Coding at Home

Sitting down in front of a computer to embark on your first coding adventure can sound like the beginning of an epic journey to some; to others it’s a terrifying leap into the unknown. I am here to tell you that it’s both. Learning to code is a lot like learning to cook. Sometimes you …

Movie Monday: Dream Big

Feeling guilty about all that Netflix binging? Not to worry! We’re excited to share one of our favorite films that is not only inspirational and educational but also is streaming right now on Netflix. Dream Big is an award-winning film, produced by MacGillivray Freeman in partnership with the American Society of Civil Engineers, which tells …

Science Sunday: Diet Coke and Mentos

 Materials to Collect Unopened diet coke Mentos (any flavor) An outdoor space Old clothes  Try it! Place your new bottle of diet coke in a place you don’t mind soaking in diet coke.  Take the cap off the bottle and drop some mentos in.  Get out of the way! What is the Science?  That …

Science At Play: Strawberry DNA

Materials to Collect Strawberries (fresh or frozen) Resealable sandwich bag Dish soap Water Salt Measuring spoons Cold rubbing alcohol (91% isopropyl alcohol from the drugstore works great) 8-10 oz. clear plastic cup (or any drinking glass) Coffee filter and rubber band OR fine mesh strainer Measuring cup Paper Clip Small cup with a spout to …

Virtual Field Trip: Yellowstone National Park

Why is it Worth Checking this Place Out? The impact Yellowstone’s geology has had on the region, continent, and world for millions of years cannot be overstated.  Yellowstone’s breathtaking beauty exists between pairs of opposites: extreme heat and cold, solid rock and flowing water, explosive life and tragic death, searing sun and frigid night sky.  …