Science Sunday: Learning About Liquefaction

During an earthquake, do you know what causes the most damage to structures? It might not be what you think. It’s not the shaking of the ground itself, it is actually this concept called liquefaction. Typically, individual pieces of sand or soil are held together with friction, but this all changes when a lot of …

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 Sunday: Chemical Reactions

Today we are talking all about chemical reactions. There are so many different experiments you can try to explore chemical reactions, and today we are going to show you some of our favorites. Can you think of some classic chemical reactions? How about a baking soda and vinegar volcano? Explore this chemical reaction and more …

Science Sunday: Estimating the Heights of Very Tall Things

Today, we are going to explore how to measure really tall things (like trees or lampposts) without needing a ridiculously long ruler. Remember, these measurements are estimations, so they are not perfectly accurate, but they will give you a good idea about how tall something is.  Measuring with a triangle Take a piece of …

Science Sunday: Checking Out the Rooftop Garden

You may know about our Rooftop Garden on Level 6 of the Science Center, but did you know that the plaza is actually a rooftop garden as well? It is! When you stand on our plaza looking at the beautiful flowers out there, you are actually standing on the rooftop of our parking garage. Today, …

Science Sunday: Pulleys

Today, we are showing you a fun activity you can try at home with your family or friends. Do you think you can pull someone who is much stronger than you? With science, of course you can! We are going to show you how you can create a simple pulley at home, and different ways …

Science Sunday: Water Pressure

Today is the first day of June, meaning summer (and outdoor summer fun) is right around the corner. In the heat of summer, what is one way you can cool yourself off? You got it- with water! Whether it’s running through a sprinkler or jumping in a pool, we all love some fun with water. …

Science Sunday: Making Chalk

Happy Memorial Day! We hope you were able to get outside this weekend and enjoy the nice weather. Summer is just starting here in Connecticut, so we want to show you simple ways you can have fun with science outside. Today, we are making chalk with just 2 ingredients- water and cornstarch.      …