Category: at-home

Bubble Making

  One feature of Science in the Parks that’s unique is how we have to make things in large volume and in a manner that’s as interactive as possible. So, we have entire tables covered with lenses and sounds that get propagated in long drain pipes; we build towers that are taller than everyone in…

eclipse science

Keep reading to understand more about eclipses and how to view them, but at the very end of this post is the punchline: We’ll have some solar viewing glasses to give out to Science in the Parks participants, each Monday (“See it!” day) of our tour.

bubbles

Hosting this parks program for 10 years, there have been lots of awkward and funny slips and spills. Most of these result from “Feel it!” day and the variety of goos that we create on Fridays. In fact, it was a few years ago that Arts in the Parks started going to parks a week…

science and children (and adults, too)

One of the things we think is unique about Science in the Parks is that it offers children a unique way to engage with scientific ideas.  We offer them the stuff and the space, and for the most part we let kids get their hands into the moving parts, simple patterns, and gooey messes, all on their…

color changes

While we’re hosting Science it the Parks each summer, we also spend some time looking at future activities.  Just yesterday afternoon, the staff were making sure that the bottles of soda (orange, grape, strawberry, and pineapple Fanta) were drunk as quickly as possible so that we could use the empty bottles for new sound experiments.  This…