Gift Giving Made Easy

The season of giving is upon us, so  I know you are wondering who you can turn to when looking for the perfect gift for your little scientists, right?   Steve Spangler Science, of course!  And who better to answer all of your questions about what kits will work best for your budding professor, than your friendly Customer Service Team? Um.. no [...]

How to Study Density with Popcorn

by Christy McGuire, Contributor Thanksgiving is almost here! You can use one of the original foods from the first Thanksgiving to discuss density with your students. Popcorn is fascinating because it changes so drastically during the cooking process. The color, shape and texture of a popped kernel are all different than those of an unpopped kernel. If you can spare the day [...]

Preparing for Halloween Parties

The temperature is getting cooler and it's starting to get dark earlier.  Leaves are changing on the trees and pumpkin flavored items are starting to arrive in the super markets.    It's a great time to drink cider and shop for new science gear. (wink, wink) Yes, it's officially becoming fall! What else do we enjoy during the fall?  Oh yeah, that autumnal celebration with [...]

Brought to you only by Steve Spangler Science

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     Steve Spangler Science has created several original kits, DVD's and digital [...]

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 [...]

Coolest Yule Log Video Ever! A New Science Twist on an Old Favorite

YouTube recently challenged our Spangler Effect team to create a new twist on an old favorite - come up with a Yule Log video that breaks the mold of the old, outdated looping fire in the fireplace. This is not your mama's yule log video. It's by far the coolest science yule log video ever. Steve and his team came up with different [...]

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 [...]

Christmas Science Craft – Pearl Swirl Reindeers

By Blog Editor Susan Wells My favorite part of my job as Social Media Manager at Steve Spangler Science is seeing all the amazing experiments and lessons teachers share with us on Twitter. Some of our nation's best teachers share how they make science come alive in their classrooms. This week, we received a tweet from Zachary Champagne, a district facilitator for the [...]

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. 1. Baby Soda Bottle Test Tube Experiments $3.99 each These small, durable test tubes are made from soda bottles. [...]

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! 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 [...]