Science Sunday: Learning About Liquefaction

During an earthquake, do you know what causes the most damage to structures? It might not be what you think. It’s not the shaking of the ground itself, it is actually this concept called liquefaction. Typically, individual pieces of sand or soil are held together with friction, but this all changes when a lot of …

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 Sunday: Cloud in a Bottle

We were inspired today by some of our favorite meteorologists for a weather themed science experiment. Today, we are going to make a cloud inside of a bottle. For this activity, you need just a few simple supplies, so we encourage you to try this along with us at home. Follow along by watching the …

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: Chemical Reactions

Today we are talking all about chemical reactions. There are so many different experiments you can try to explore chemical reactions, and today we are going to show you some of our favorites. Can you think of some classic chemical reactions? How about a baking soda and vinegar volcano? Explore this chemical reaction and more …

Science At Play: Static Electricity

We are starting with an experiment I’m sure many of you have tried before. What happens to your hair when you rub a balloon on your head? That’s right, your hair sticks to the balloon and you might get a kinda crazy hairstyle. That is an example of static electricity. Today we are going to …

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 …