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Wonderful Sounds All Around!

Written by: on April 10, 2020 @ 6:00 am

Sounds are all around us! Your dog barking when the mailman comes, your baby brother crying, or even your favorite music coming out of your headphones are all examples of sound! What is sound made of exactly? Let’s find out! All sound is made of vibrations, or tiny continuous movements! Have you ever jumped off […]

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Do the Moon Walk!

Written by: on April 9, 2020 @ 6:00 am

Ever imagined what it would be like to walk across the Moon’s surface? Only 12 humans have ever walked on the surface of the moon! While we can’t travel to the moon, we can imagine what a visit would be like! The moon has no atmosphere, no air, and 83% less gravity than on planet […]

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Crater Maker

Written by: on April 8, 2020 @ 6:00 am

Ever heard that the moon was made of cheese? That’s not quite true, but it does have holes and indentions like a brick of swiss! If you stare at the moon on a clear night, you may see these gray spots called impact craters. When rocks traveling through space collide with the moon, it may […]

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Helicoptering: A new way to Fly!

Written by: on April 7, 2020 @ 6:00 am

Helicopters are a type of aircraft that use rotating, spinning wings called blades or rotors to fly around! Airplanes unmoving wings glide across the sky, but the helicopter’s rotating blades allow it to do things a plane cannot do! Much like a fan, a helicopter has wings that chop into the air! The rotors create […]

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Light Wave Rainbows

Written by: on April 6, 2020 @ 6:00 am

What is light? Brightness, electricity, light bulbs, fire and energy are all different definitions of light. Sunlight travels 94 million miles to Earth to provide us light! Light travels in waves and moves very quickly, light travels at 186,000 miles per second. That is like walking around the Earth’s circumference 7.5 times in the time […]

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Make your own groovy Lava Lamp!

Written by: on April 5, 2020 @ 6:00 am

Oil and water do not mix and will separate themselves! Even if you try and shake a bottle of them together, the oil will divide into small droplets and begin to float to the water’s surface! This happens because water is denser than oil, meaning that water has more mass in the same amount of […]

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Exploding Colors

Written by: on April 4, 2020 @ 6:00 am

We offer a fun experiment called “Exploding Colors” that represents the relationship between milk and common dish soap that can be found at your home! Milk has fat in it and the food coloring floats on top of the fat. The fat is all connected with bonds. Think of it like the little pieces of […]

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Salt, Ice, and Ice Cream!

Written by: on April 3, 2020 @ 6:00 am

On a cold, snowy winter day, you may notice huge trucks spreading a substance on the roads! These trucks are sprinkling salt to make our roads safer and less slippery! More than 20 million tons of salt is spread on the road each year! Today’s experiment explores the effect that salt has on ice! For […]

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Ice Cube Fishing & Freezing Point Depression

Written by: on April 2, 2020 @ 6:00 am

Sometimes, when we add a compound to water or ice, it can change the freezing temperature of the liquid. The process of lowering the freezing temperature of a liquid is called freezing point depression. This is a concept that those who live in areas with very harsh winters see in action very often. Consider a […]

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