5 Non-Volcano Kids’ Science Activities Using Vinegar

Vinegar is a smelly staple of science educators everywhere. The solution of acetic acid is the most often-used, simple acidic solution in the lab, and it’s non-toxic and safe to be handled. It’s no wonder that vinegar is a key component of tons of activities and projects for all sorts of chemically based experiences. What’s that? You only know that classic [...]

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Did you know that there are over 100 original items that you can only purchase from Steve Spangler Science?   I know what you're thinking... and yes, it really is possible! Even though Steve Spangler Science has several items being distributed to retail stores both nationally and internationally,  there are still items that only available through SteveSpanglerScience.com.     Steve Spangler Science has created several original kits, DVD's and digital [...]

The Experiment of the Week Keeps Them Interested in Science!

School has started for most students by now, and many parents are wondering how to keep their kids interested in science - and other subjects - after school and on weekends.  My suggestion to these concerned and interested parents is to subscribe to the Experiment of the Week! Once you subscribe, you'll get a super interesting science experiment in your email once [...]

Back to School with Steve Spangler Science

Do I smell freshly sharpened pencils?  Is that the clicking sound of a brand new protractor?  Are you surrounded by notebooks, fun new pens and markers that you're dying to use? Yes!  It's back to school time! Not ready for back to school?   Wondering who do you turn to for help to start your new school year off right?   Back to School with Steve [...]

5 Viral Science Experiments You Didn’t Know We’ve Done Already

The term “viral” has undergone quite the makeover since the end of the 20th century. A word that used to have a connotation on par with “bacterial” has now become something that is sought after.  Going viral entails that something is spreading like proverbial wildfire. There’s viral marketing, viral memes, viral video, and viral photos. There are even viral science experiments. The [...]

Valentines Science – Frozen Baking Soda and Vinegar Hearts

Baking soda and vinegar experiments begin with the classic science fair volcano and end with homemade rockets. It's not surprising - this reaction creates bubbly, fizzing potions that are fun to create over and over. We decided to put a Valentines twist on the baking soda and vinegar experiment and try it with frozen hearts. The best part? Even though this experiment stinks [...]

Predicting the Super Bowl with Chemistry!

Who will win the Super Bowl on Sunday? The big game is this weekend and everyone has their prediction of the winner. Our Steve Spangler went into the laboratory to find a scientific way to predict the outcome. Steve began his predictions by using a classic Clock Reaction to tell how the Seattle Seahawks will perform - black with doom and destruction. (more…)

The Science Behind the 9News Broncos Clingy Thingy

Kirk Montgomery and our friends at 9News here in Denver have created a whirlwind of excitement over the Broncos amazing season with Clingy Thingys - United in Orange. Fans in Denver can't get their hands on them fast enough. So that left us to answer the question - how does the Clingy Thingy work? The Clingy Thingy does not use adhesive to attach [...]

Science Craft – Water Color Tie Dye Pillows

Tie dye is always fun!  Are you looking for a fun, crafty homemade gift? Or something to do after school or on the weekend? How about making tie dye pillows that use a little science to create a beautiful masterpiece. Materials White pillow made from 100% cotton  Sharpie markers in different colors Rubbing alcohol Dropper bottle Clothes Dryer We used pillows from IKEA for $3.99 each. You can also do [...]

Christmas Science Craft – Insta-Snow Globe Jar

Are you looking for a quick, easy and unique decoration to brighten up your home or give as a gift? Make a festive Insta-Snow Globe jar. Materials 4-5 scoops of Insta-Snow powder (depending on the size of your jar) Jar with a lid (a wider, shorter one works best) Miniature decorations Candle or flameless candle (optional) Ribbon (optional) Water Activity 1. Scoop Insta-Snow powder into a clean jar. 2. Add water until [...]