Science Sunday: Experimenting with Thermodynamics

Did you know how some of those deep-space probes such as Voyager and Cassini are supplied power while millions of miles away in space? The answer- thermodynamics. Wow, that’s a big word- sounds complicated right? Well, once you break it down, thermodynamics is actually very simple- it is all about a difference in temperature. We …

Science Sunday: How Do Astronauts Breathe in Space?

Who doesn’t love space? Astronauts have one of the coolest jobs, because they get to live in and explore space for months at a time. In thinking about this amazing journey astronauts take, we had one very important question. How do astronauts breathe while they are living on the International Space Station? Actually, astronauts get …

Dear Science: Meteors

We have received so many amazing questions through our Dear Science campaign, including this one from Ben, age 7. Why do meteors sometimes burn up? Surprisingly, we can actually see meteors burning from right here on Earth. Keep watching to learn what special occurrence this is and how meteors end up here on Earth.    …

The Great Scott Moon Rock

At the Connecticut Science Center, you can learn a lot about the moon. You can find out how its craters were formed-and make some yourself. You can see where humans landed on its surface and follow the history of lunar exploration. Your kids can even play in a miniature lunar lander.  But did you know …