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Top 10 Science Stocking Stuffers Under $10

Are you looking for some creative, educational and unique things to stick in their stockings this year?

Did you know science comes in all shapes and sizes?

Do what Santa does…give the gift of science. Our top stocking stuffers are tiny in size but big in discovery.

Top 10 Science Stocking Stuffers Under $10 | Steve Spangler Science

1. Baby Soda Bottle Test Tube Experiments $3.99 each
These small, durable test tubes are made from soda bottles. Soda bottles begin their lives as small “baby” soda bottles before having hot air expand them into their “adult” size. We use the baby soda bottles as test tubes and include a Steve Spangler classic science experiment. Mix and match and give everyone in the family a different science activity.

  • Insta-Snow Test Tube – Includes 7 grams of Insta-Snow Powder
  • Growing Gator Tube – Includes one large growing gator
  • Rainbow Test Tube – Includes 3 grams each of red, yellow and blue Water Jelly Crystals
  • Test Tube Garden – Includes 10 grams of clear Water Jelly Crystals and corn, pea and sunflowers seeds
  • Energy Bead Test Tube – Includes 15 Energy Beads and enough bracelet cord to make one bracelet
  • Magic Sand Test Tube – Includes 24 grams of Magic Sand in assorted colors (red, yellow and blue)

Top 10 Science Stocking Stuffers Under $10 |  Test Tube Experiments $3.99 | Steve Spangler Science

2. More Test Tube Experiments – Just Add Water $3.99 each
Just like the Original Test Tube Experiments, Just Add Water Experiments come in a Baby Soda Bottle. Choose from our popular polymers. Just add water and watch the polymer expand.

  • Spikes Test Tube – Includes 10 polymer Spikes
  • Orbs Test Tube – Includes 15 grams of Orbs polymer in assorted color mixture
  • Water Gel Test Tube – Includes 9 grams of Water Gel powder
  • Jelly Marbles Test Tube – Includes 10 grams of Jelly Marbles polymer
  • Water Cube Test Tube – Includes 10 grams of Water Cube Polymer
  • Insta-Snow Test Tube – Includes 7 grams of Insta-Snow Powder

Top 10 Science Stocking Stuffers Under $10 | Polymer Test Tubes $3.99 | Steve Spangler Science

3. Geyser Tube $4.99
Steve Spangler popularized the Diet Coke and MENTOS® experiment years ago when a video of a newscast personality was drenched in soda on live TV went viral on a brand new network called YouTube. The Geyser Tube™ is a loading tube for MENTOS® . Attach it to the top of a soda bottle, pull the pin and stand back! The MENTOS® drop into the bottle and the powerful soda geyser comes shooting out the top with enough pressure to reach an incredible height of 30 feet.

Top 10 Science Stocking Stuffers Under $10 | Geyser Tube $4.99 | Steve Spangler Science

4. Energy Stick $7.99
The Energy Stick is the newest tool in experimenting with open and closed circuits. Completely safe to touch and handle, the Energy Stick features electrodes on each end of its 7.5″ long tube. When these electrodes are touched simultaneously, long-lasting LED lights inside the tube flash and the tube makes a noise. Release one or both of the electrodes and the flashing lights and noise stop. Do it over and over again… it works every time!

Top 10 Science Stocking Stuffers Under $10 |  Energy Stick $7.99 | Steve Spangler Science

5. Tornado Tube $2.99
Create a tornado in a bottle! This exciting experiment is a hands-on demonstration of “VORTEX ACTION.” Use this experiment to study kinetic and potential energy, as well as the atmospheric conditions needed to create a tornado vortex.

Top 10 Science Stocking Stuffers Under $10 |  Tornado Tube $2.99 | Steve Spangler Science

6. Bernoulli Wind Bag $4.99
How many breaths does it take to inflate an 2 meter (8 ft) Windbag? 70 breaths, maybe? Why even try? With a simple science secret you can amaze your students and friends by blowing up your Windbag in one breath! If you don’t believe it, try this amazing science activity! Windbags are so light and strong that even the smallest scientist can demonstrate the amazing properties of air!

Top 10 Science Stocking Stuffers Under $10 |  Wind Bags $4.99 | Steve Spangler Science

7. Space Age Crystal Growing Kit $9.99
Some crystals can take hundreds or even thousands of years to be formed, but not the crystals in the Space Age Crystal Growing Kit. In this kit, you will see crystals beginning to form in as little as 12 hours! Using the Space Age Crystal Growing Kit, you’ll have full grown crystals in just a few days. And these aren’t tiny little crystals – they will grow to as big as 4″ in diameter.

Top 10 Science Stocking Stuffers Under $10 |  Space Age Crystal Growing Kit $9.99 | Steve Spangler Science

8. Giant Growing Lizard $4.99
It’s the conversation piece in the Spangler Labs… people walk in and say, “Holy Fright! Where did you get that?” This lizard starts out 30 cm (12 in) long and grows to an impressive meter (36 in). We’re not sure just how big he’ll get because he just keeps growing. Of course, you can dry him out and watch him shrink back down over time (just how much time depends on your humid climate).

Top 10 Science Stocking Stuffers Under $10 |  Giant Growing Lizard $4.99 | Steve Spangler Science

9. Giant Growing Frog $4.99
You guessed it… this frog grows to an enormous size when you soak it in water. The frog starts out 8 cm (3 in) long and grows to 23 cm (9 in). Remember, it grows in all directions, so this frog is huge. Dry it out (if you’re patient and careful) and watch it return to its original size.

Top 10 Science Stocking Stuffers Under $10 |  Giant Growing Frog $4.99 | Steve Spangler Science


10. Square Bubble Maker $7.99
Do square bubbles really exist? That’s the question of the day and the answer is yes… if you know the science secret. Square bubbles are easy to make and serve as a great learning tool as students explore the concepts of soap films and surface tension. We’ll provide all the tools you need to build your own “square bubble creator” and even give you the recipe for our favorite bubble solution. Get ready to amaze your friends!

Top 10 Science Stocking Stuffers Under $10 |  Square Bubble Maker $7.99 | Steve Spangler Science

Table Tricks Science Experiment Guide

It’s a mad rush in the kitchen before a holiday meal with family and friends. Once the turkey and potatoes are gone, what do you do to entertain your guests? Science magic table tricks of course!

Table Tricks Activity Guide downloadable pdf $4.99 | Steve Spangler Science

Whether you’re sitting down to a nice dinner with your family or if you’ve just finished an enormous Thanksgiving feast, you can perform some incredible science demonstrations, experiments, and activities with the Table Tricks Science Experiment Guide!

The best part? You don’t need to head to the science store – these table tricks use supplies you have around the house. It’s kitchen science at the dinner table.

Tricks like Balancing Utensils, the Spinning Match, and Newton’s Bottle make for great party pieces, but your guests will be even more impressed when you reveal the science behind the Table Tricks. Don’t forget the encore –

Hands-on science, good company, and great food… what could be better? The Tablecloth Trick!




Best Science Toys for Kids

Are you looking for creative gift ideas that the kids won’t set aside on December 26th? What about the present that gives the gift of discovery and learning? Here are our Top 12 Picks that make great gifts that open minds and keep them engaged for a long time.

The Best Smart Toys for Kids this holiday season | Steve Spangler Science


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Steve Spangler Learning DVD's – A Classroom Resource

Do you love Sick Science!™ as much as we do?

Do you lay awake at night wondering who’s torso is performing the experiments (hint it isn’t Steve).

What about that catchy music? Da da da da. Da da da da. Da ding. Ding.

Sick Science! Steve Spangler Science DVD - Hands-on Science Experiments

Sick Science! is all about bringing science to life through hands-on exploration that uses items found right in your own home or classroom. The series will have young scientists engaging with physics demonstrations, uncovering secret messages, unlocking the baby diaper secret, and mixing colors in brand new ways. This “sick” style of learning will capture the minds and imaginations of everyone involved.

The demonstrations are simple and easy to replicate.

Now, you can watch those videos anywhere with our Sick Science! DVD Collection, Volumes One and Two. Each volume comes with 10 hands-on experiments you can do in your home or classroom without a lot of fancy or expensive materials.

Sick Science! Volume 1 DVD - Hands-on Science Experiments

Sick Science™ Volume 1

  • Why Does Water Rise?
  • American Flag Optical Illusion
  • Ultimate Gooey Slime
  • Spooky Halloween Beverage
  • The Coin Drop
  • Dry Ice Bubbling Acid
  • Dry Ice Smoke Ring Launcher
  • Toothpick Star Table Trick
  • Balancing Utensils Table Trick
  • The Tablecloth Trick

All videos end with a question about the experiment. After you watch the experiments, switch over to the Science Behind section where Steve Spangler explains how each experiment works and answers the question (in case you are stumped). He will also show you how to take it further as a science fair project or in-depth learning tool.

Sick Science! Volume 2 DVD - Hands-on Science Experiments

Sick Science™ Volume 2

  • Magic Traveling Flame
  • Amazing 9 Layer Density Tower
  • Pendulum Catch
  • Secret Message
  • Cork in the Bottle
  • Taco Sauce Penny Cleaner
  • Baby Diaper Secret
  • Color Changing Milk
  • Color Mixing Wheel
  • Color Changing Carnations

The videos are aimed at parents and teachers who want to amaze their children and instill a sense of wonder and discovery.

Sick Science! Spooky Halloween DVD - Hands-on Science Experiments

And in time for Halloween, we have a special edition of Sick Science! The Spooky Halloween Science DVD contains 10 slimy, creepy, glowing activities to celebrate the holiday. Here are the experiments that are included –

  • Ultimate Gooey Slime
  • Dry Ice Floating Bubble
  • Goldenrod Paper Message
  • Boo Bubble – Dry Ice Science
  • Black Light – Secret Message
  • Smoking Bubbles
  • Dry Ice Crystal Ball Bubble
  • Gravi-Goo
  • Ghost Marbles
  • Dry Ice Smoke Ring Launcher

So order our DVD Sick Science! Series today. Then come back and share your experiences in the comments below. What worked best for you and what was a #fail?

White Lightning Stick – A Perfect Companion on Halloween Night

When the lights are on, the White Lightning Stick looks like a plain styrofoam tube. Turn off the lights, and the White Lightning Stick comes alive – strobing with green, red and blue. Change the setting and it will also change through the colors of the rainbow.

White Lightning Stick - A light up the night companion for Halloween Night and trick-or-treating | Steve Spangler Science


The White Lightning Stick will begin strobing its lights with just the push of the button on one end. Press the button again and the light stick will morph through its colors. Press the button again and again to see solid pink lights and strobing red, blue, and green.

White Lightning Stick - A light up the night companion for Halloween Night and trick-or-treating | Steve Spangler Science

The White Lightning Stick is a great addition to any party and can even help you teach about the effects of strobing lights and color mixing. These glowing light sticks are popular in the summer for firefly or Fourth of July fun, but they also are the perfect companion for trick-or-treating.

Carry the Lightning Stick on Halloween night to light up your costume and become visible on the streets.

It’s durable, it’s entertaining, and it’s a hit no matter how you use it.

White Lightning Stick - A light up the night companion for Halloween Night and trick-or-treating | Steve Spangler Science