How to safely view the sun with a pinhole viewer. Never look directly at the sun!
It’s happened to everyone – you’re making a sandwich and discover a green spot on the bread. What do you do?
What is sweeping up the east coast of the United States, has winds of 115 (!!) miles per hour, and can create waves 12 feet tall? It is Hurricane Irene! Learn more about this powerful and fascinating storm!
The age of the universe is estimated to be 13.7 billion years. The United States national debt is currently just over 14 trillion dollars. What does a trillion really looks like?
Seriously, just watch the video. It is amazing!
It’s hot outside. Really hot. But is it hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk?
This effect is a quite striking, actually it’s kind of disturbing. Check out the video to experience this strange visual effect.
On July 8, 2011 we saw the last launch of a Space Shuttle. At the science center we explored some of the science behind a shuttle launch.
NOVA has some great information about fireworks – how the shells are packed, the elements used for color, and more!
An oceanographer in Hawaii has recently been trying to estimate just how much water the earth has. His conclusion?
Every wonder why dad constantly gets lost while mom always knows where she is?
One of the moons of Saturn could have an ocean deep beneath its surface.
Just this month scientists added two new elements to the periodic table! Tell us what they should be named.
The space bag is a very thin black tube that you fill with air on a sunny day. As the bag warms in the sun the air inside also warms and slightly expands. Just like a hot air balloon, the bag begins to rise.
Can an ordinary egg support the weight of a 30 pound cement block? Nope, we tried that one just for completeness and it made a big mess on the bottom of the brick when it was crushed.
Do you know all the parts of a chicken egg? I had no idea how complex the basic anatomy of an egg is. Check out the details!
What’s inside a baby diaper that allows it to absorb so much liquid? The secret is a super-absorbing polymer called sodium polyacrylate. Watch the video and learn more!
Why explode an egg? Besides the expected “well, just because we can” answer, there’s actually some interesting science of combustion in the process.
Is it possible to build an earthquake-proof building? The answer is yes and no. There are engineering techniques that can be used to create a very sound structure
We love the classic elephants toothpaste demonstration at Imagination Station. Combine a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and dish soap with a catalyst and you get … lots of foam!
The National Science Foundation has teamed up with the NFL and NBC news to create a 10 part video series about the science of football.
Images of one of the largest storms to hit the US since the 1950′s. Check it out and tell us how much snow or ice you got in your location.
It seems the net is abuzz about a “new zodiac” after comments in the Minneapolis StarTribune by Professor Parke Kunkle.
If you are anything like me then you love to watch science fiction thriller movies. In my opinion the best movies are the ones that use creatures that resemble actual animals.
Slime mold is… how can I describe it? It is just plain awesome! It is something that seems to be almost out of this world.
Grab a lawn chair and head outside over the next few nights to watch the Perseid meteor shower. Peak days are August 11-13.
I have been fascinated by animals, fish, insects and anything else I could collect, look at or read about since I was a child. Shark Week feeds my need for information about sharks
One week gone – five to go! This week was an interesting and fun-filled experience not only for our campers, but for our Imagination Station Team as well! Not only are the kids making new friends but they seem to be enjoying every minute and learning new things that should help them in their upcoming [...]
This video shows a Painted Lady wrapping itself in a chrysalis, the protective coating that is home to the caterpillar as it transforms into a butterfly.
A researcher at the University of Bristol has calculated the biting strength using the concept of mechanical advantage.