Tag: #randomactofscience

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…

Grab-and-Go Science Make-up!

We may have missed some of you during our Thursday grab-and-go sessions, so we’ll come back tomorrow: Friday, July 17th, from 11:00-Noon at Bonneville Elementary (490 Gramercy Ave) with extra science kits to hand out. And, remember that we’ll do launch demonstrations with Ott Planetarium on Saturday (July 18th). Live, virtually viewable rocket launch demonstrations will…

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…

Raisins in Soda

For some people in my family, there’s no good use for a raisin. I happen to disagree. I love them mixed in with nuts and candies, and I also discovered that they make for a great science investigation. When someone set aside all of their raisins, I decided to take video of what happens when…

ice melting

We’ve done a few investigations just watching ice melt. By taking some video and speeding it up, you get to see the whole process in just a few seconds.