experiments
Shadows

Shadows

The Exploratorium helps us not only move our bodies to create shadows, but to observe how many objects surrounding us create amazing and unique shadows as well!

Vibrations

Vibrations

Learn about the different low and high sound frequencies with our friend Rosa Catala -Steidle from Liberty Science Center. Explore the many sound waves of musical instruments and create a model of a vocal cord.

Sail Boat

Sail Boat

Mister C shows you how to make your very own boat to sail at home. Learn about the parts of a sailboat and then build them out of construction paper, straws, and popsicle sticks. Experiment with shapes and sizes to see how different kinds of sailboats sail!

How Sound Works

How Sound Works

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it does it make a sound? Let’s find out with the help of Alejandro Melendez from Liberty Science Center. In this clip you will learn that sound travels through many vibrations. With the help of a Chladni Plate, we can see the pattern structures of sound movements. Let’s create our own Chladni Plate!

Optical Illusion

Optical Illusion

Optical illusions have to do with visual perception. Explore the concept of “motion induced blindness” with Jason Latimer in this clip from Impossible Science.

Freeze by Touch

Freeze by Touch

Learn how water freezes with Jason Latimer from Impossible Science and make ice instantly with super cooling!

DIY Square Bubbles

DIY Square Bubbles

Learn about surface tension and have fun with bubbles as Mister C shows how to make cube shaped bubbles out of straws and crafting stems. What kinds of shapes will you make?

Telephone Cups

Telephone Cups

Mister C turns cups and string into a telephone in this clip. Learn about vibrations and sound, then talk in your friend’s ear from across the room!

Candy Diffusion

See how dye in candy diffuses in water and experiment with different patterns and candy.