Science Sunday: How Thunder and Lightning Work

We have received so many amazing questions through our Dear Science campaign, we wanted to answer one special here on Science Sunday. Camile and Eva in Glastonbury asked us a great question for Mark to help us answer: How does thunder work? To understand thunder, we first have to talk about lightning- you can’t have …

Science Sunday: Weight Dispersion

A nail meets a balloon, what happens? Well, you’re right, most of the time we would expect to hear a pop, and the balloon is deflated. What if we told you, there was a way to make it so the balloon doesn’t pop? You might think we’re crazy, but we can prove it can be …

Science Sunday: Egg in a Bottle

We’re sure you have heard of a ship in a bottle, but we always want to put a special Science Sunday twist on these activities. So, today we are making an egg in a bottle, with the help of science. All you are going to need for this experiment is a glass bottle, a hard …

Science Sunday: Learning About Reptiles

Welcome back to another edition of Science Sunday! Today, we have a few friends that are joining us- Roz our Bearded Dragon and Ima our Eastern Box Turtle. Who do you think is native to Connecticut and who is not? Can you identify all the cool adaptations each reptile has? See if you answered correctly …

Science Sunday: Demonstrating How the Heart Works

We all love science, and today we decided to take that theme literally with a demonstration of how the heart works. Follow along, this is an activity we encourage you to try at home. Gather all of the materials you see listed below and create a partial model of your heart. Materials to Collect: Water …

Science Sunday: Making Homemade Ice Cream

September 13 is a very special holiday, it’s National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day! We are here to show you a fun activity the kids can do to help celebrate this holiday. Today, we are going to make some homemade ice cream- with science of course! Watch the full Science Sunday segment below to …

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 Sunday: Density of Gases

We are using one of our favorite items at the Science Center (dry ice)  to talk about the density of different gases. Simply, dry ice is solid carbon dioxide and when we add hot water to it, we release that carbon dioxide gas. So what happens when we compare the carbon dioxide gas released by …