Science At Play: Homemade Lava Lamp

Materials to Collect Empty clear bottle (any size, but 1 liter works well)  Water  Oil (vegetable or other liquid oil)  Food coloring  Oil-based food coloring (optional)   Glitter (optional)  Alka-Seltzer or other effervescent tablets Small light to place your lamp on (optional) Build it! Fill about 3/4 of your bottle with water (you can always add …

Science Sunday: Outdoor Experiments

We are continuing to provide experiments you can do at home with the whole family. Since it is starting to get a little warmer outside, we want to show you an activity that will get you outside.  Disclaimer here: you may want some protective eyewear, and please be careful of what you are wearing – …

Science At Play: Change the Color of the World Around You

The world around us is full of amazing colors. Whether your favorite is red, blue, green, orange, or somewhere in between, you can always find something that suits your taste. But did you know that light plays a big role in the colors that we see? In this video, watch us explore how changing the …

Science At Play: Make Your Own DoodleBot

Materials to Collect Cup  Markers  Tape/Hot Glue  DC Hobby motor 1 x AA Battery Holder   AA battery Sheet of Paper Wirecutters  Build Your Own Gather all of your materials. Some things like the DC motor and the battery holder can be recycled form toys that no longer work. If you do not have one readily …

Science Sunday: Crafting A Homemade Bird Feeder

Happy Monday everyone! We hope everyone had a great weekend enjoying the sunny spring weather here in Connecticut. Now that we are officially into spring, we are coming up with some great spring activities to do at home with the entire family. Watch the latest edition of Science Sunday to learn how to make seed …

Science At Play: Homemade Playdough

Materials to Collect 2 cups of flour  ½ cup of salt  2 tablespoons of vegetable oil (or whatever oil you have)  1 cup of boiling water  Food coloring (optional)  2 tablespoons of cream of tartar Make Your Own Mix the flour, salt, vegetable oil, and cream of tartar together. In a separate bowl, mix the …

Spring is Here Scavenger Hunt

Spring in New England is one of the most magical times anywhere.  From gray bitter cold, through wet slush, Spring emerges right when we need it to.  Often we get a surprise beautiful day here and there when everyone just has to get outside for a walk.  That walk can become so much more than …