How to Extract Strawberry DNA

In this easy science experiment, Lauren shows us how to extract DNA from a strawberry using common household materials. Connect with curiosity!

Saint Louis Science Center Collections A to Z

The Science Center’s Collections Department cares for and preserves a wide variety of artifacts, some of which may surprise you! From animals to fossils, ancient pottery to meteorites, space toys to medical tools, here you can discover a selection of wonderful things from A-Z. Connect with curiosity!

Potato and Mint – Youth Exploring Science (YES) Community Science

Now is the perfect time to plant potatoes and mint in your garden. They are both quick to grow and are very hearty. Our Supervisor for the Agriscience Component of the Youth Exploring Science Program, Kerry, shows us what we need to know and how easy this is to try at home! Connect with curiosity!

Science Uncorked: How to Enjoy your Wine

Let’s face it, you love your wine – but what is the rule of thumb for properly enjoying it? Check out these three helpful tips on how you should be enjoying yours. Tip 1: “Swirling” a glass of wine before tasting it will aerate the wine and release its aromas. Aeration is the infusion of… Continue reading

Science Uncorked: The Wine Production Process

You know you love it, but do you know how it’s made? Checkout the science behind wine and winemaking in these 5 steps of the wine production process. STEP ONE: Harvesting The first step in the wine production process is to harvest the grapes. Did you know that grapes are the only fruit that contain… Continue reading

How to Be A Better Wine Taster, According to Scientists

With the Science Center’s annual Science Uncorked special event fast approaching, it’s nearly time to bust out the tasting glasses and get to sampling. But what do you do when you aren’t confident in your ability to tell what distinguishes a cabernet from a merlot, or a chardonnay from a riesling? The world of wine… Continue reading

GROW: Kohlrabi—What’s that?

In GROW we are often asked about the funny looking and hard to pronounce vegetable called “kohlrabi”. Kohlrabi is from the German word “kohl” which means cabbage and “rabi” which means turnip. That’s pretty descriptive for this plant that is thought to have developed from a wild form of cabbage and has the taste of… Continue reading