In Science News

People have a love-hate relationship with plastics. We love the convenience of plastics, but are realizing the disastrous consequences of a material that doesn’t easily break down into natural compounds. Even when plastic does break down, we are often left with...

Earth Week at Imagine That

This week, we were celebrating Earth Day all week with science activities to care for the Earth. First, we did a two day project – recycled paper. The first day, the students tore up scrap paper into small pieces then we allowed the paper scraps to soak...

Spring Break Ideas in Action

This week we put to the test some of those fun activities we mentioned to try at home. We microwaved Peeps and Cadbury eggs to observe the effect of heat on different substances. The air in the marshmallow moves faster, and therefore tries to take up more space,...

Science In the News

Since we celebrated the landing of the Mars Rover Perseverance, we wanted to share the news of the preparations for Ingenuity’s flight. Ingenuity had been planning on beginning its month of flying on Sunday April 11, but has pushed it back until Wednesday. We...
10 Spring Break Activities to Try at Home

10 Spring Break Activities to Try at Home

We may be taking the week off but that doesn’t mean the science fun has to end. Here’s a list of some of our favorite egg and Easter themed experiments to try at home. 1. Candy Science Peeps are a popular Easter treat, but my favorite thing about them is...
Women in Science Week

Women in Science Week

This week at Imagine That, we have been focusing on some of the different contributions women have made to science.We started with a continuation of our slime class.  After making slime and reminding the students how the boric acid helps to create longer, stronger...
Rainbows Across the Museum

Rainbows Across the Museum

With St. Patrick’s Day this month, we’ve spent a lot of time doing colorful experiments and building leprechaun traps. We had lots of cardboard and various making supplies to create our leprechaun traps. Several students found ways to create ladders for...
Earth Science at Imagine That

Earth Science at Imagine That

We have been exploring some fun ideas in Earth Science over a few weeks here at Imagine That. We concentrated more on geology one week, and then moved into weather the following week. We learned that rocks are made out of different minerals, and certain minerals...
Happy Pi Day

Happy Pi Day

We celebrated March 14, or Pi Day, a little early at Vacaville’s Imagine That so that our students would know a little about pi for this weekend. Pi is an important number in geometry, used in calculating the area and perimeter of a circle. Pi is a number that...