Junior Scientists

Junior Scientists

Become a Junior Scientist at The Corning Museum of Glass.

Explore the role of a scientist through hands-on investigation. Students in Grades 7 through 9 are invited to join museum educators, local scientists, and glassworking experts to discover glass properties and processes and to conduct scientific experiments within the realm of glass.

This after-school program meets one afternoon each week, March through mid-June. There is no cost to participate.

Application Deadline: January 31     Download an Application Form

Contact: The Education Department at jrscientists@cmog.org or 607.438.5119 

The Junior Scientists investigate the causes of stress in glass and how it breaks. They also investigate color in glass.
Raw Materials of Glass - Video
Solder vs. Glass Rod - Video
Glassbreaking Demo - Page
200-inch Disk - Artwork
Practical Applications of Tension in Glass - Video
Annealing and Tension in Glass - Video
Prince Rupert's Drop - Video
Glass Chemistry Game - Page
Rakow Research Library - Page
Coloring Glass - Video