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 …

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, …

Science At Play: Artifact Rubbings

When archaeologists doing fieldwork discover a large artifact that is important to decoding a culture’s way of life, they often take images of carvings or other elaborate details to study until the object can be excavated and transported to research labs. However, instead of taking a picture with a camera, they often create a rubbing …

Science At Play: Magic Milk

Have you ever wanted to do a science experiment using colorful dye and sparkles? This milk experiment allows you to do just that! Prepare to be amazed as a chemical reaction occurs right in front of you in seconds and then learn more about the science behind it.  MATERIAL LIST: Whole Milk  Food coloring Glitter …