Late Summer Scavenger Hunt

It’s hard to believe but we are quickly approaching the end of summer here in Connecticut. There is so much you can explore in your backyard during this time of year. Take it outside with this Late Summer Scavenger Hunt (Download your own copy below). See how many items you can find in your very own …

Science At Play: Build A Paper Kite

Have you ever wondered how planes can take flight? Well, the physics that helps them to fly works very similarly for kites. Physics is a branch of science that deals with the interactions between energy and matter! Let’s try our hand at making a kite. Then, we’ll dive into some potential STEM career paths in …

Science Sunday: Cloud in a Bottle

We were inspired today by some of our favorite meteorologists for a weather themed science experiment. Today, we are going to make a cloud inside of a bottle. For this activity, you need just a few simple supplies, so we encourage you to try this along with us at home. Follow along by watching the …

Science At Play: Leaf Chromatography

We are right in the middle of summer, so the trees around us are full of bright green leaves. Explore the colorful pigments leaves have hidden inside of them. Go outside and collect some leaves you find interesting, then come back here and learn how to experiment with leaf chromatography. Materials to Collect Leaves – …

Potions Recipes Revealed

Watch below as our Potions Professor taught her Muggle Magic Potions Class. Now, we can’t get dragon’s blood or mermaid spit here in the muggle world, but our Potions Professor wrote this blog post to help you create these potions. She has done her research and shared with us the best substitute for all of …

Science Sunday: The Science Behind Sparklers

Happy Independence Day! We hope everyone had a happy and safe 4th of July weekend. Maybe one of the ways you celebrated was with sparklers or by watching a firework display. Today, we are going to explore the science behind sparklers and why it is so important to be careful with them. Please note: This …

Science At Play: Make A Parachute

It’s something we’ve all seen- whether on TV or in real life. A skydiver jumps out of an airplane 10,000 feet in the air, and is able to land safely on the ground with the help of their parachute. How do parachutes work to gently float our skydiver back down to the ground? I am …

The Sneakin’ Up on Summer Scavenger Hunt

Summer is finally here! The weather is warming up, plants are flowering, trees are putting out new leaves, and all of the critters are busy preparing for the rest of summer. Now is a great time to go outside and enjoy the beautiful weather! It’s also a great time to check out all of the …