Author: Amanda

Science Saturday – Rocket Science!

Welcome to the Rocket Science themed Science Saturday! As we have our eyes toward the sky trying to glimpse the International Space Station and the Dragon capsule that brought astronauts up on May 30th, or the NEOWISE comet that has been gracing the horizon for the past few days, we are reminded of how awesome…

As Easy As Rocket Science

It’s a bird…..it’s a plane…..it’s a….rocket?!?!?!?! Science in the Parks is gearing up for a rocket themed Science Saturday with Ott Planetrium! A rocket is a cylindrical device that harnesses a controlled explosion to propel itself into the atmosphere (and even past Earth’s atmosphere and in to space!). To help you experience the awesomeness of…

Grab-and-Go Science Kits

Today we are going to try a grab-and-go science kit as part of a small demonstration for a local group of kids. Below are instruction videos to use the experiments provided in those kits. Each kit should include: 10 UV beads 1 film canister 2 alka seltzer packets 2 helicopter templates 2 paper clips Instructions:

Earthquakes and phonebooks #randomactofscience

Sometimes you get to try a science experiment at home by collecting different household items, putting them together in unique ways and watching science happen (Check out the hot chocolate experiment for more details). Sometimes science takes you by surprise, all you have to do is sit there and watch it happen. This morning the…