Science At Play: Make Your Own Crystals

If you have ever seen a geode, you will marvel at the beauty inside the seemingly plain exterior. Geodes are empty rocks filled with crystals and today, one of Teen Innovation Ambassadors is going to show you how to create your own crystals at home. Follow along and you can have your very own crystal …

Petit Family Foundation Women In Science Leadership Award Honoree Interview: Jacquelynn Garofano, Ph.D

The Connecticut Science Center celebrates the achievements of professionals, groups, advocates, businesses, and leaders who share our mission to inspire lifelong learning through interactive and innovative experiences that explore our changing world through science. We honor these individuals and organizations in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields at our annual STEM Awards Breakfast, …

Science At Play: Making Bismuth Crystals

We are all familiar with making crystals out of minerals, but have you ever seen a crystal made out of a metal? Today, one of our Teen Innovation Ambassadors is going to demonstrate an experiment making crystals using bismuth. Please do not try what you are about to watch at home. Our staff has been …

When Technology Doesn’t Work

All of us have a mental picture, or model of how a piece of technology works when we’re using it, whether we’re consciously thinking about that model or not.  Sometimes that model is completely incorrect.  Consider this water cooler:   One day I was trying to get water out of it, but when I pressed the …

Science Sunday: Answering Your COVID-19 Questions

We are here again for Science Sunday, and today we wanted to answer your questions. The Science Center has received a lot of questions regarding COVID-19 and how the virus is transmitted. We wanted to answer those questions with a few simple demonstrations. Watch the full Science Sunday segment below to learn more.    …

Science At Play: Cartesian Divers

Are you looking for a new use for some recyclables in your home? Need an activity the whole family can participate in? We are here to help! Today we are going to show you how to make a Cartesian diver at home. Don’t worry, we know this sounds fancy, but Cartesian divers are an easy …

Linking STEM and the Next Generation Science Standards

By now everyone involved in K-12 education is well aware of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). NGSS was developed out of concern for science education in the United States and the ability of our students to compete in a world with an ever-increasing demand on STEM careers and people to fill them. Incorporating STEM …

Science At Play: Rubber Bones

Hi everyone! Samantha and I are back with another fun experiment you can try at home. Yes, you read the title of this blog post correctly, we are going to show you how to make rubber bones, rubber eggs and more. Still confused? Check out me and Samantha trying this out at our house. Start …