Tag: #randomactofscience

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.

yard aliens

When we’re in the parks, we often find that there are great critters to look at hiding in the grass or in the bark of trees. It’s great that on See It! days we have lenses and microscopes to see these crawling things up close. Lately, since we’re not in parks, I’ve been paying more…

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: