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 …

Late Summer Scavenger Hunt

It’s hard to believe but we are quickly approaching the end of summer here in Connecticut. There is so much you can explore in your backyard during this time of year. Take it outside with this Late Summer Scavenger Hunt (Download your own copy below). See how many items you can find in your very own …

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 Sunday: Density of Gases

We are using one of our favorite items at the Science Center (dry ice)  to talk about the density of different gases. Simply, dry ice is solid carbon dioxide and when we add hot water to it, we release that carbon dioxide gas. So what happens when we compare the carbon dioxide gas released by …

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 …