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Balloon Hovercrafts

Every now and again I like to try out an altogether new project with my Science Explorers, and this is one I’ve been wanting to test out for a while:  BALLOON HOVERCRAFTS. But before we get into the details of how our balloon hovercrafts were built (and how they work), let’s touch on a brief […] Read more >

Zap! Static Electricity…

Static electricity is always a popular topic with my scientists. Why? In part, I think it’s fun to learn about something that we all experience pretty much on a daily basis. When you walk across the floor in your socks and then get a shock when you touch the TV – that’s static electricity. When […] Read more >

artbots

Arts + Robots = Crazy Fun!…

The SEC scientists and I LOVED this most recent program that tested our skills on the gadget/gizmo end of the spectrum. With a few simple items from the dollar store, we repurposed battery-operated toothbrushes into some nifty “robots” that created art!  Read more >

Spy Science with Codes Galore!…

For the final SEC program before our summer events, I thought it would be fun to focus on spies, all of the cool gadgets they use, and especially some nifty code making/breaking techniques. As always, we began with a presentation that introduced a lot of really interesting history about spies and the tools they have […] Read more >

sound

Science Explorers Club does SOUND!

In anticipation of April’s visit from Mystic Aquarium to talk about how Beluga Whales communicate, I thought a program where our scientists learned a little about “sound” was in order. And besides, what is more fun than creating a lot of really obnoxiously loud noises?… Read more >