Potions Recipes Revealed

Watch below as our Potions Professor taught her Muggle Magic Potions Class. Now, we can’t get dragon’s blood or mermaid spit here in the muggle world, but our Potions Professor wrote this blog post to help you create these potions. She has done her research and shared with us the best substitute for all of …

Science At Play: Static Electricity

We are starting with an experiment I’m sure many of you have tried before. What happens to your hair when you rub a balloon on your head? That’s right, your hair sticks to the balloon and you might get a kinda crazy hairstyle. That is an example of static electricity. Today we are going to …

Science Sunday: Making Water Clocks

We are building a water clock with you today on Science Sunday. For most of human history, water clocks were the way we kept time. There are records of water clocks dating back to 400 BC in China, all the way up to about the 17th century when pendulum clocks were invented. Today, we are …

Science At Play: I’ve Got A Crush On You

Let’s start with one of Samantha’s legendary jokes: What did the soda can say when he got all the answers right on his math test? (I’ll give you a hint, it has to do with our experiment today) He said “I CRUSHED it.” Today we are going to show you how you can crush a …

Science At Play: Conductors and Insulators

We are trying to solve a little bit of a mystery today, can you help us? I have brought in two squares that appear to be identical. They are the same shape, the same color, the same thickness, so our initial thought is that they are the same material, correct? Well as scientists, we need …

Science At Play: Make A Parachute

It’s something we’ve all seen- whether on TV or in real life. A skydiver jumps out of an airplane 10,000 feet in the air, and is able to land safely on the ground with the help of their parachute. How do parachutes work to gently float our skydiver back down to the ground? I am …

The Sneakin’ Up on Summer Scavenger Hunt

Summer is finally here! The weather is warming up, plants are flowering, trees are putting out new leaves, and all of the critters are busy preparing for the rest of summer. Now is a great time to go outside and enjoy the beautiful weather! It’s also a great time to check out all of the …

At Home With the Stars

As a boy, I fell hard for almost anything space.  My whole allowance went towards buying LEGO bricks so I could build ever bigger space stations.  On visits to the Miami Museum of Science, I’d hunch over in the darkness of the space gallery like a caveman, reading and rereading every information panel about the …