Dear Science: How Hot is the Sun?

We have received so many amazing questions through our Dear Science campaign, including this one from Gia and Sophia. How hot is the Sun? We all know the sun is responsible for keeping the earth warm but how hot is it really? What powers the sun and what makes it so hot? What is the …

Science at Play: CD Spinners & Rattlebacks

We all know how tops spin equally well whether they’re spinning clockwise or counterclockwise. But is there something that will only spin in one direction? How would that work? Today we are talking about rattlebacks and the interesting physics phenomenon behind them. Watch the full Science At Play segment below to learn more.  Materials …

Science Sunday: Filling Bags with Air

Today on Science Sunday we are talking about a fascinating air phenomenon. Think about how long it would take to fill up a plastic bag with only your lungs, a long time right? How can we use science to make our lungs feel like they’re 10 times the size? The answer is surprisingly simple! Learn …

Science Sunday: Experimenting with Physics to Make Art

Have you ever gone around a corner in a car or on a roller coaster and felt yourself being pushed towards the corner? Have you ever spun your arm around in a circle and felt it pulling away from you? What causes these forces? What are these forces called? Today we will demonstrate how these …