An Amazing Encounter!

In the course of an ordinary day, it's amazing how many cool people we encounter!  Just last week, I was in Best Buy trading my old cell phone in for a newer model and the guy helping me looked at my Steve Spangler Science shirt and said, "I love that website, and I have a YouTube channel showing people how to [...]

Greystone Elementary's Science Week Goes Beyond the Classroom

Each year, Greystone Elementary in Birmingham, Alabama chooses a topic for a school-wide enrichment week dedicated to help all students learn something they may not learn in the classroom. This year, teacher Mandy Fox decided to make the week dedicated to science after watching experiment videos from Steve Spangler. Mandy and her co-teacher put together a schedule full of science activities and [...]

11-Year-Old Invents Sandless Sandbags That Use Polymer Similar to Insta-Snow

Fort Lauderdale, Florida sixth grader Peyton Robertson may revolutionize how we protect ourselves and property from flooding. Earlier this month, he won the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for his sandless sandbag. The Young Scientist Challenge is sponsored by 3M and the Discovery Channel Education and is open to students in grades 5 - 8. The 2014 challenge opens in late [...]

Dr. Mad Science Featured in New York Daily News Keeps Kids Learning Over the Summer

One of our favorite kid scientists, Doctor Mad Science, was featured last week in the New York Daily News. His science videos share DIY science experiments and activities to an audience of kids and their parents. We were introduced to 11-year-old Jordan Hilkowitz a few years ago. He is an amazing online video star who shares his versions of kid-friendly science experiments [...]

Isabella the Science Girl Shows Teachers and Students That Science Knows No Age Limit

Isabella is a 5-year-old super science kid who lives in Caguas, Puerto Rico. She has been conducting science experiments since she was two years old. Isabella is a very curious child. She wants to know how things work, she’s very interested in nature, animals, the weather all those things fascinate her. When she was a toddler we took her to a children’s [...]

What Is It Like to Share the Spotlight with Steve Spangler?

By Blog Editor Susan Wells Earlier this week I had the extreme pleasure of shadowing some students from Rooney Ranch Elementary who came to our office before appearing on the Denver NBC affiliate 4:00 news program. The students' were chosen to appear for their creative science fair projects and speaking abilities. The students arrived with their parents at our offices around 3:00p.m. A [...]

Just Add Water – A Summer Exhibit at the Denver Children's Museum

The Denver Children's Museum offers fun activities right outside their doors this summer in an exhibit called Just Add Water. Kids will get wet, drip and splash in this hands-on exhibit. It's learning through play and there are even a few water geysers throw in. This is a summer-only event and only goes for a little while longer before closing for the season. [...]

Teacher Makes It Snow for Kids in Haiti

Kim Hill, a first grade teacher at Hayes Elementary School in Ada, Oklahoma, brought her love of science to the Cap Haitien Children's Home in Cap Haitien, Haiti, this past February. The Cap Haitien Children’s home is a Christian orphanage housing over 60 children. Its mission is to provide a loving and engaging atmosphere to help each child grow to become an educated [...]