Science At Play: Making Bismuth Crystals

We are all familiar with making crystals out of minerals, but have you ever seen a crystal made out of a metal? Today, one of our Teen Innovation Ambassadors is going to demonstrate an experiment making crystals using bismuth. Please do not try what you are about to watch at home. Our staff has been …

Science Sunday: Demonstrating How the Heart Works

We all love science, and today we decided to take that theme literally with a demonstration of how the heart works. Follow along, this is an activity we encourage you to try at home. Gather all of the materials you see listed below and create a partial model of your heart. Materials to Collect: Water …

When Technology Doesn’t Work

All of us have a mental picture, or model of how a piece of technology works when we’re using it, whether we’re consciously thinking about that model or not.  Sometimes that model is completely incorrect.  Consider this water cooler:   One day I was trying to get water out of it, but when I pressed the …

Science Sunday: Making Homemade Ice Cream

September 13 is a very special holiday, it’s National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day! We are here to show you a fun activity the kids can do to help celebrate this holiday. Today, we are going to make some homemade ice cream- with science of course! Watch the full Science Sunday segment below to …

Science At Play: Cartesian Divers

Are you looking for a new use for some recyclables in your home? Need an activity the whole family can participate in? We are here to help! Today we are going to show you how to make a Cartesian diver at home. Don’t worry, we know this sounds fancy, but Cartesian divers are an easy …

Science At Play: Rubber Bones

Hi everyone! Samantha and I are back with another fun experiment you can try at home. Yes, you read the title of this blog post correctly, we are going to show you how to make rubber bones, rubber eggs and more. Still confused? Check out me and Samantha trying this out at our house. Start …

Science Sunday: Polymers

We have talked about polymers before on Science Sunday, can you remember what they were? That’s right! One of our favorite things here at the Science Center, slime, is a polymer. There are so many other polymers that you can find in your everyday life, including a plastic bag. We are doing a fun experiment …

Science At Play: Your At Home Makerspace

We hope you enjoyed yesterday’s lunch bunch with Stanley Black & Decker. Audrey Van de Castle and Elyse Korsyn demonstrated the use of a chainsaw and then deconstructed it right before our eyes. While we don’t recommend taking apart a chainsaw at home, they were on to something, right? It’s fun to take things apart, …