Science At Play: Confetti Launchers

Happy New Year! This New Year’s Eve is probably going to look different for a lot of us, but there are still a lot of fun ways you can celebrate at home. What is a New Year’s celebration with out confetti launchers? Plus, it is so much more fun when you make the launchers yourself …

Science Sunday: Misconceptions of Wearing Gloves

Winter is officially upon us and that means it is time to break out the layers, including our gloves. Have you ever heard a child say “I wear gloves because they make my hands warm”, or “Gloves give my hands heat.” Well, those statements are not exactly true, and we have a simple experiment you …

Science Sunday: How Batteries Work

We are bringing you an activity today you can try at home… and maybe something similar to what you will find in our STEM in a Box. Today, we are making a battery out of a lemon, yeah you heard us right- a lemon. Through this activity we will also learn just how batteries work. …

Science Sunday: Hydrogen Bonds

Did you do some laundry this weekend? Maybe left the clothes in the dryer a little too long once the dryer was finished? It can be so frustrating when you take that shirt out of the dryer and it is all wrinkly. Of course there is science that causes this to happen. Yes, you have …

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 At Play: Frosted Window Paint

We have a great activity you can do at home this holiday season to create a wonderful keepsake to display. You know how beautiful it looks when a window has a layer of frost on it. The bummer is that once it gets warm that frost melts away. What if we told you there was …

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: 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 …