Science At Play: Turing Test

June is Pride Month so we wanted to highlight the work of an LGBTQ+ scientist for this edition of Science At Play. Alan Turing was a computer scientist and mathematician in the early 1900s. He came up with a lot of the things we still use in computer science today. Alan Turing’s legacy shows the …

Science Sunday: Baking Powder vs. Baking Soda

We all know there is a big difference between baking powder and baking soda when it comes to cooking. But why are they so different? Why is baking soda the ingredient of choice for science fair volcanos everywhere? Why do we use baking soda for cleaning purposes? Today we are going to demonstrate and explain …

Science Sunday: How Do Astronauts Breathe in Space?

Who doesn’t love space? Astronauts have one of the coolest jobs, because they get to live in and explore space for months at a time. In thinking about this amazing journey astronauts take, we had one very important question. How do astronauts breathe while they are living on the International Space Station? Actually, astronauts get …

Science Sunday: Experimenting with the Tesla Coil

The Tesla coil is probably one of the most recognizable science tools around. Today, we are going to have some electrifying fun experimenting with this awesome tool. How exactly does a Tesla coil work? Can it really make a light glow without plugging it in? We are here to answer all those questions and more …