Life in Motion – Movement and Engineering

Motion is a fundamental property of the universe. When an object is in motion, we say it is dynamic, and when it is still, we call it static. How do we distinguish the two? What does motion do, and how does it happen? In what ways do STEM professionals harness the power of motion through …

Science Sunday: Evolution vs. Selective Breeding

Did you ever realize how random evolution really is? Well, a group of our Teen Innovation Ambassadors this summer made it their mission to showcase this exact topic. They soon realized there was no better tool to demonstrate evolution than… Plinko… Hold on, let us explain this will all make a lot more sense in …

Science Sunday: Experimenting with a Fire Extinguisher

So we have included a fire extinguisher in this Science Sunday edition, but this experiment actually has nothing to do with fire at all. In this fire extinguisher, there is a lot of carbon dioxide under an extreme amount of pressure. We are going to use that built-up pressure to push a coloring pencil through …

Kid Inventor Spotlight: Ryan and the Mask Manager 2000

Here at the Connecticut Science Center, we are so proud to partner with Connecticut Invention Convention to highlight kid inventors from around our state. Throughout the year, we spotlight students who have participated in Connecticut Invention Convention in our Invention Dimension gallery. We are so excited that we can highlight these amazing students in a series of inspiring recorded …