Spangler Science Has Awesome Pinterest Boards!

Do you need ideas for the science fair?  Spangler Science has a board for that! Are you looking for specific grade levels for activities for your students or your own kids?  Spangler Science has a board for every grade level, from kindergarten through high school!  And of course, science doesn't really have an age limit, so be sure to browse all our [...]

The Single Most Important Lesson

*Note: This blog post is the opinion of the author and does not reflect the opinions of Steve Spangler Science or it’s affiliates. Also, keep in mind that this is a humorous column and should be read with a light heart and mind. (more…)

Do You Love or Hate Back to School Supply Shopping?

The smell of 24 newly sharpened pencils is in the air - it must be time for Back to School supply shopping. It's an emotional and expensive time of year for parents. Their babies are taking another step towards adulthood - entering a new grade and sometimes even a new school - be it kindergarten, middle school, high school or college. Don't forget [...]

#SpanglerSelfie Winners!

Well, you've done it! You've allowed yourself to be sucked in by the selfie craze... and we LOVE IT!!  We are ecstatic that you are enjoying Steve Spangler Science product, so much that you have chosen to include them in your #SpangerSelfie! Our Spangler Team definitely had a tough time judging all the wonderful selfies that we have received.  But we finally came up with  the [...]

Little House Science: Greased Paper Windows

Animals and birds are limited  to what kind of house or nest they can build. When we discover an animal’s home, we can almost always tell what sort of animal it belongs to.  Even with birds, no two kinds will build the same sort of nest.  Some nests are tidy and tight and look just like a bird’s nest from a [...]

Avengers, X-Men, Loki, the Culinary Arts and Polymers

As I dug through my briefcase last Friday morning, I discovered some test tubes full of polymers. What. Doesn't everybody carry test tubes of polymers in his/her briefcase? Well, apparently I do. I didn't want to waste an opportunity. Just down the hall from the college office, there is a Culinary Arts department full of high school students earning dual credits for both [...]

Bullying Is Not a Game

Bullying makes the news almost every week. It exists in schools, sports fields, playground and online. We've also recently learned bullying is also present in professional organizations like the NFL. Children who are bullied tend to withdraw and suffer emotional scars. In extreme cases, some become so desperate, they take their own lives. Steve sat down with professional speaker and certified professional [...]

Have You Heard of How to Navigate This & Other Teen Social Networks

By Blog Editor Susan Wells Raising a child today is more complex than dealing with our childhood bullies who teased us and made nasty comments about us to others, but within our own earshot. Some even wrote nasty things about others on the bathroom stall walls. The bullies of our childhoods, as painful as they were, didn't have half as many routes [...]

Test Tube Desk Organizers for a Teacher or Science Fan

The main purpose of all of our products at Steve Spangler Science is to make science fun. It's even our slogan. But not everyone uses our science supplies for their intended purpose. We always enjoy hearing about innovative ways that our customers are using our products. We decided to take a step back from our science focus and look at some of [...]

How to Reduce Homework Stress

By Blog Editor Susan Wells My girls returned to school last week, and although it was nice to return to a regular schedule, I couldn't help the knot in my stomach. A return to school means homework, frustration, missed assignments, confusion and a few tears. In this fast-paced world with a million distractions, it's hard to stay on top of after school [...]