Science At Play: Red Cabbage Juice Indicator

Join Andrew and Samantha for another Kitchen Science experiment you can try at home. Use red cabbage to create a pH indicator. It can tell you whether something is an acid or a base, as well as how acidic or basic it is, based on how much the color changes. Use your new pH indicator …

Science At Play: Sense Games

So our five senses are touch, sight, smell, sound and taste. We use our senses every day, but how good are your senses? Andrew and Nate are here to show you some simple games you can try with your family and friends at home to test your senses. Let’s get started!  Materials to Collect …

Science At Play: Build A Paper Kite

Have you ever wondered how planes can take flight? Well, the physics that helps them to fly works very similarly for kites. Physics is a branch of science that deals with the interactions between energy and matter! Let’s try our hand at making a kite. Then, we’ll dive into some potential STEM career paths in …

Science At Play: Leaf Chromatography

We are right in the middle of summer, so the trees around us are full of bright green leaves. Explore the colorful pigments leaves have hidden inside of them. Go outside and collect some leaves you find interesting, then come back here and learn how to experiment with leaf chromatography. Materials to Collect Leaves – …

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 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 …