Science At Play: Centripetal Force Fun

   Materials to Collect Bucket with a handle  Marble  Big bowl   Try it! Place your marble into your big bowl. Keep the bottom of the bowl on the table while moving the bowl quickly in a big circle. Imagine you are drawing a circle on your table using the bottom of the bowl. …

Science At Play: Ice Cream in a Bag

Ice cream is always a welcome addition to my day, and it’s easy to make with ingredients you may already have in your kitchen. Grab your supplies and get ready to shake, shake, shake your way to a delicious frozen treat, while also learning a little bit of science along the way.    Materials to …

Science Sunday: Pulleys

Today, we are showing you a fun activity you can try at home with your family or friends. Do you think you can pull someone who is much stronger than you? With science, of course you can! We are going to show you how you can create a simple pulley at home, and different ways …

Science At Play: Animal Communications

Materials to Collect A trusted animal companion (dog, cat, bearded dragon, rabbit, etc.)  Your pet’s favorite treats  Two identical cups that you cannot see through  Try it Out *Note: Feel free to adjust this procedure for you and your pet. You know your pet and your training techniques best. Be sure to keep your procedure …

Science At Play: Make Your Own Sound Toys

 Materials to Collect Plastic cups  String  Rubber bands  Stapler  Paperclips  Popsicle sticks  Index cards or cardstock Build it! Laughing Cup: Poke a small hole in the bottom of your plastic cup. Feed a length of string (about 1 ft long) through the bottom of the cup and secure it in place by tying the …

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. …

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 …