Science At Play: Kitchen Reactions

  Materials to Collect Baking soda  Vinegar  Plastic bags  Film canister Try it Out Put some baking soda into a plastic bag. There is no set amount, but we find that about 1 tablespoon works well in a sandwich sized bag. Put some vinegar into the plastic bag and QUICKLY seal the bag. Watch your …

Science Sunday: Water Pressure

Today is the first day of June, meaning summer (and outdoor summer fun) is right around the corner. In the heat of summer, what is one way you can cool yourself off? You got it- with water! Whether it’s running through a sprinkler or jumping in a pool, we all love some fun with water. …

Virtual Field Trip: Museum of Flight

If you could have just one superpower, what would it be? For a lot of people, flight or invisibility would be at the top of their list. Good news for you- we humans have made the superpower of “heavier-than-air travel” a reality! Today, we are exploring the Museum of Flight in Seattle and tipping our …

Science At Play: Air Pressure Pranks

 Materials to Collect Playing card Empty plastic bottles Cup with a mouth smaller than a playing card  Thumbtack  Mesh or screen material  Rubber band   Try it Out Prank 1: Fill your small cup ¾ of the way full with water and place the playing card flat over the mouth. While holding the card …

Science Sunday: Making Chalk

Happy Memorial Day! We hope you were able to get outside this weekend and enjoy the nice weather. Summer is just starting here in Connecticut, so we want to show you simple ways you can have fun with science outside. Today, we are making chalk with just 2 ingredients- water and cornstarch.      …

Science At Play: Pen Chromatography

 Materials to Collect Tall cups  Coffee filters  Tape   Different black markers   Pencil   Water or rubbing alcohol   Try it Out Cut your coffee filters into long strips about 2 inches wide. Take your markers and color a black dot about 1 inch from the bottom of the coffee filter strip. Use a different coffee …