Science Sunday: Air Pressure

You might have heard of air pressure before, but how much have you seen air pressure in action? Air pressure is the force air exerts on any surface that comes into contact with it. So, we have two pieces of paper, identical in every single property, which we expect will allow them to fall at …

Science on the Track: Exploring the Summer Olympic Games

Biomechanical Marvels If you have ever visited our Sports Lab here at the Connecticut Science Center, you have learned about how important science is in sports. Today, we are going to talk about how track runners are biomechanical marvels. First, let’s start out by defining biomechanics, which is the study of the movement of living …

Science Sunday: Fun with Bubbles

We are taking Science Sunday outside this weekend to experiment with some bubbles. The Connecticut Science Center puts a special ingredient in our bubble solution that makes it work so well. Do you know what it is? Watch the full Science Sunday segment below to learn more, plus see us make a GIANT bubble. We …

Science Sunday: Experimenting with Physics to Make Art

Have you ever gone around a corner in a car or on a roller coaster and felt yourself being pushed towards the corner? Have you ever spun your arm around in a circle and felt it pulling away from you? What causes these forces? What are these forces called? Today we will demonstrate how these …