Science At Play: Testing Vinegar

What do ketchup, lemon juice and vinegar have in common? They all can be used as cleaners for objects in our everyday lives. All three of these kitchen staples are acidic which means they can be used to clean objects such as coins. Which do you think will work best? Alex from our Teen Innovations …

Science At Play: Friction Rice

We are just full of tricks this week- and today it is time for another one. It only takes a few materials- and a little science- to completely amaze and stump your friends and family. Friction rice is a great activity for anyone in the family, and is very simple to set up. Keep watching …

Science At Play: Smell & Taste

Does your sense of taste and smell based on if you can see the food or not? That is exactly what some of our teens from the Teen Innovations program are testing out today. They are testing out three different fruits, how does the smell and taste differ when one of the participants is blindfolded? …

Science At Play: Sound Science

Sound is all around us, but what exactly is it? Simply, sound is just vibrations in the air. There are so many fun activities you can try to experiment with sound, so we are here to show you just a few of them. Go ahead, grab you materials and follow along with us below.  …

Science At Play: Instant Rust

I’m sure this is something we have all experienced before- you go outside and find a tool or other metal item completely discolored. You may already know, this discoloration is called rust. We typically expect something to take weeks or months to rust, but today I am going to show you a way you can …

Science At Play: DIY Barometer

If you watched our Lunch Bunch: Science of Weather Facebook Live today, Aoife showed a few different weather tools you can make at home. Here, a few of our Teen Innovation Ambassadors will show you another weather tool you can make at home- a barometer. Teen Innovation at the Connecticut Science Center provides youth, primarily …

Science At Play: Fall Scavenger Hunt

Ok, we know it snowed a few days ago, but we are still right in the middle of fall- one of the most colorful times of year in New England. Fall is one of my favorite seasons. It is warm enough during the day to go on outside adventures, but cool enough at night that …

Science At Play: Spooky Glowing Science

Halloween is tomorrow, can you tell we are excited? Halloween is great because there are so many spooky experiments you can try at home to get in the spirit- including these spooky glowing experiments. Can you think of something that glows under blacklight? We have just a few you can find around your house- some …