Hands on Science Activities for the Whole Family

Participate in activities, experiments, and demonstrations on most Saturdays, Sundays and select school release days. Engage the whole family in hands-on exploration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math! New activities each month.

Each weekend join us for an unique opportunity to:

  • Try fun, family friendly activities.
  • Enjoy new activities each month.
  • Explore intriguing ideas and learn skills used by innovators.

AUGUST THEME

SEPTEMBER: Air

Air is a tasteless, odorless and invisible mix of gases that is primarily made up of oxygen and nitrogen. There are layers of air that cover the earth, which is known as the atmosphere. All over the world, there are large and small bodies of air called air masses that remain about the same temperature and moisture. Learn all about various applications that are affected by air in this month’s Science Studio!

Activities:

Ping-Pong Pressure – Make ping pong balls levitate with this lofty demonstration. How does it stay up? Why doesn’t it fall down? It all has to do with an effect discovered by the scientist Daniel Bernoulli. How long can you keep your ping pong ball suspended in the air?

Paper Lungs – Did you know that your lungs are the same size as a tennis court if they were laid out flat, or that our left lung is slightly smaller to account for our heart? Craft a functioning pair of your own and breathe easy!

Guaranteed Glider – You’ve never made a paper airplane this reliable! Due to its abnormal construction and low degree of lift, this glider sails across the room with ease. Give it a spin and see how far your glider can go.

Maple Seed Spinners – You see them everywhere this time of year; small, propeller-shaped maple seeds fall from the trees in droves, spinning as they descend. Fold up your own paper Maple Seed Spinner with this dizzying activity.

Stomp Rockets – 3…2…1… STOMP! The principles of rocketry were first tested more than 2,000 years ago, but it's really only been in the past 70 years or so that these machines have been used for applications in space exploration. Wrap up your own and send it soaring!

Air Pressure Magic - Watch water defy gravity!  In this fun trick, air pressure plays a role in helping water stay in a cup even when it is upside-down.

Science Studio September Dates:

  • Saturday, September 7 | 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 8 | 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 14 | 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 15 | 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 22 | 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 28 | 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 29 | 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
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