Science Sunday: Center of Gravity

It is all about balance on Science Sunday today! If someone asked you how you would balance a ruler on your finger, the answer would be fairly simple to figure out. That’s because the weight of a ruler is even across most of the object. Today, we are not going with simple. Today, we are …

Science Sunday: Experimenting with Electricity

It is time for an electrifying Science Sunday! We all use batteries almost every day, but do you know exactly how a battery works? Today we are going to show you the importance of those positive and negatives charges in the battery to power your devices. If you want to see something absolutely shocking, watch …

Science Sunday: Plate Tectonics

Good Morning everyone and welcome to another edition of Science Sunday. Last week we celebrated Earth Day, which is one of our favorite holidays here at the Connecticut Science Center. So, for this Science Sunday we are actually taking a suggestion from one of our viewers to explore more about plate tectonics. How do we …

Science Sunday: Composting to Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is this week so we are celebrating all week long here at the Science Center. Today we are kicking off with a Science Sunday all about composting. What do you think, does organic matter (food scraps) break down the same way in a landfill as they do in a compost? The answer may …

Science Sunday: Spring-time Animals

We brought out 2 of our friends at the Science Center to help give our PSA- Public Science Announcement. It is spring time here in Connecticut which means you may start to see a few more animals on your outdoor adventures. Animals like our friends Ima the Eastern Box Turtle and Alex the Black Rat …

Science Sunday: Writing with Electricity

Yes, you read the title of this Science Sunday correctly, today we are going to be writing with electricity. How is this possible? We will be using the process of electrolysis to create a chemical reaction using electricity. Still confused on how this all works? Watch the full Science Sunday segment below to learn more. …

Science Sunday: Butterflies

You all know and love our Butterfly Encounter here at the Science Center, so today we are going to explore a little more about the butterflies that call the Science Center home. Each pair of butterfly wings are unique in color, complexity and size. Watch the full video below to see exactly what we mean …

Science Sunday: How Daylight Savings Works

Happy Monday everyone! Are you feeling a little extra tired on this Monday morning? That’s probably because we sprung forward over the weekend. Daylight savings time was this past weekend, so you may notice a lot more daylight for a lot longer in the afternoon. How does daylight savings time work? Does it affect the …