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 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 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 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 …

Science Sunday: The Science Behind Sparklers

Happy Independence Day! We hope everyone had a happy and safe 4th of July weekend. Maybe one of the ways you celebrated was with sparklers or by watching a firework display. Today, we are going to explore the science behind sparklers and why it is so important to be careful with them. Please note: This …

Science Sunday: Estimating the Heights of Very Tall Things

Today, we are going to explore how to measure really tall things (like trees or lampposts) without needing a ridiculously long ruler. Remember, these measurements are estimations, so they are not perfectly accurate, but they will give you a good idea about how tall something is.  Measuring with a triangle Take a piece of …

Science Sunday: Checking Out the Rooftop Garden

You may know about our Rooftop Garden on Level 6 of the Science Center, but did you know that the plaza is actually a rooftop garden as well? It is! When you stand on our plaza looking at the beautiful flowers out there, you are actually standing on the rooftop of our parking garage. Today, …

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. …