Our #SparkofScience series showcases our favorite science experiments—some you can even do at home!
We see rainbows everywhere - but how do they work?
Calling all future astronauts - do you know what a barany chair is?
Learn how to build your own boat!
Learn why soap is so effective against viruses and the proper way to wash your hands thoroughly.
Have you noticed that when it's really cold outside, you can see your breath? Do you know why?
In this special edition of #SparkofScience, we share a little happiness, cheer and science from some of your favorite holidays.
Around here, we love experimenting with combustion. But how it does actually work?
Happy Halloween! Get ready for for a special and extra spooky edition of #SparkofScience! ⚠️ 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. ⚠️
Explore one of the essential ingredients for hurricanes - air.
Learn about about super conductors and the magic of magnetic levitation. ⚠️ Don't try this at home. ⚠️
Discover just how powerful the sun's energy really is. ⚠️ Adult supervision needed. ⚠️
We're putting the 'spark' is this #sparkofscience video - get ready to learn all about fireworks!
Enjoy this simple experiment that teaches us about kinetic energy.
What do you notice and what DON'T you notice?
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?
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day!
Learn how the ratio between the teeth of the front and back gears affect our ride.
What is it and how does it work?
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?
Do you know how to make a hovercraft?
A theremin can produce music that is both unique and eerie.
Discover the mischievous nature of Liquid Nitrogen. ⚠️ Don't try this at home. ⚠️
Voice & Air
How does the air around us impact our voices? ⚠️ Adult supervision needed. ⚠️
Watch as we use a blowtorch to create music. ⚠️ Adult supervision needed. ⚠️
Learn how kaowool works and how it helps protect astronauts in re-entry. ⚠️ Don't try this at home. ⚠️
Discover how to turn ordinary household items into a musical instrument!
Did you know that you can bend water?
We all know that plants come from seeds. But how does that work? And where can you find them?
Did you know that prolonged staring can cause you to see a colorful after image?
Discover how to make your own crystals! ⚠️ Adult supervision needed. ⚠️
We're going to use water to make a fire. Wait, what? ⚠️ Don't try this at home. ⚠️
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!
Are you ready to talk about air? ⚠️ Adult supervision needed. ⚠️
What happens when you add hydrogen to soap and water and then light it on fire? ⚠️ Don't try this at home. ⚠️
Ever wonder how lasers work or how strong they really are? ⚠️ Adult supervision needed. ⚠️
Our team has a pretty cool way of making music using electricity.
Learn about sound waves using one of Benjamin Franklin's inventions.
Learn how to make Alka-Rockets in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing! ⚠️ Adult supervision needed. ⚠️
Get ready for the heat! ⚠️ Don't try this at home. ⚠️