Our #SparkofScience series showcases our favorite science experiments—some you can even do at home!
We see rainbows everywhere - but how do they work?
What do you notice and what DON'T you notice?
Did you know that you can bend water?
Calling all future astronauts - do you know what a barany chair is?
We know that going into space affects the bodies of astronauts. So how does it affect their hearts? And how can you listen to your own?
We all know that plants come from seeds. But how does that work? And where can you find them?
Learn how to build your own boat!
Enjoy this simple experiment that teaches us about kinetic energy.
Did you know that prolonged staring can cause you to see a colorful after image?
Learn why soap is so effective against viruses and the proper way to wash your hands thoroughly.
Learn how the ratio between the teeth of the front and back gears affect our ride.
Discover how to make your own crystals! ⚠️ Adult supervision needed. ⚠️
Have you noticed that when it's really cold outside, you can see your breath? Do you know why?
What is it and how does it work?
We're going to use water to make a fire. Wait, what? ⚠️ Don't try this at home. ⚠️
In this special edition of #SparkofScience, we share a little happiness, cheer and science from some of your favorite holidays.
You know how, when you take a photo, sometimes your eyes might glow red? While there are plenty of apps that can fix it, do you know WHY it happens?
Have you ever seen an ultrasound picture, but had no idea what you were looking at? Want to learn more? Stop by our Giant Heart exhibit!
Around here, we love experimenting with combustion. But how it does actually work?
Do you know how to make a hovercraft?
Are you ready to talk about air? ⚠️ Adult supervision needed. ⚠️
Happy Halloween! Get ready for for a special and extra spooky edition of #SparkofScience! ⚠️ Don't try this at home. ⚠️
A theremin can produce music that is both unique and eerie.
What happens when you add hydrogen to soap and water and then light it on fire? ⚠️ Don't try this at home. ⚠️
Genie in a Bottle
Ever wondered why hydrogen peroxide is stored in dark bottles? ⚠️ Don't try this at home. ⚠️
Discover the mischievous nature of Liquid Nitrogen. ⚠️ Don't try this at home. ⚠️
Ever wonder how lasers work or how strong they really are? ⚠️ Adult supervision needed. ⚠️
Explore one of the essential ingredients for hurricanes - air.
Voice & Air
How does the air around us impact our voices? ⚠️ Adult supervision needed. ⚠️
Our team has a pretty cool way of making music using electricity.
Learn about about super conductors and the magic of magnetic levitation. ⚠️ Don't try this at home. ⚠️
Watch as we use a blowtorch to create music. ⚠️ Adult supervision needed. ⚠️
Learn about sound waves using one of Benjamin Franklin's inventions.
Discover just how powerful the sun's energy really is. ⚠️ Adult supervision needed. ⚠️
Learn how kaowool works and how it helps protect astronauts in re-entry. ⚠️ Don't try this at home. ⚠️
Learn how to make Alka-Rockets in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing! ⚠️ Adult supervision needed. ⚠️
We're putting the 'spark' is this #sparkofscience video - get ready to learn all about fireworks!
Discover how to turn ordinary household items into a musical instrument!
Get ready for the heat! ⚠️ Don't try this at home. ⚠️