Glowing Snow Monsters

JoAnna Cobb is a math teacher in southern Indiana by day, but by night, she creates glowing snow monsters! Mrs. Cobb is an excellent teacher who likes to make her math classes as interesting as possible - she's been known to use some Spangler Science, in fact! But during this long snow day after snow day week, Mrs. Cobb and her mom decided to [...]

Vivipary and the Tomato

A few days ago, I bought some tomatoes at the grocery store.  They were on-the-vine tomatoes, so it's safe to assume that all of them were about the same age. Mom told me to never keep tomatoes in the refrigerator. She said cold tomatoes lost their flavor quickly, and that tomatoes should be kept on the windowsill or on the kitchen counter. [...]

Connections in Education

Sometimes I feel like several different people when I talk or think about education.  Most of me can't even begin to comprehend how anyone could not want to learn as much as possible, every passing moment.  Some of me can understand how a person can be too exhausted from the labor and stress of a typical day to even think about [...]

Presley Loves the Spangler Science Club

One of our very favorite fellow YouTubers, ActOutGames, has reviewed several hot toys and kit of the month subscription boxes. They have even honored us with several reviews of Sick Science kits and Spangler Science Club. We always look forward to every video that Presley and her dad produce and really enjoy their reviews. Here's Presley's review of the January Spangler Science Club [...]

Don't Miss Your Best Chance to Study Electrostatics

By Christy McGuire, For those of us who live in the United States it is winter time right now.  Most people think about snow as the main scientific aspect of winter.  Some may even think about the increase in darkness.  However, for most of us, winter also means your best chance to do electrostatics and have your demonstration actually work. Electrostatics are all those [...]

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 [...]

College Students & Screaming Balloons

I love to watch actual students doing actual experiments, and my college students and their screaming balloons turned an ordinary writing lab into a writing AND science lab! Starting at the Stonegate Arts and Education Center in Bedford, Indiana, my Ivy Tech students and I ended our writing lab by discussing how writers sometimes have to describe something in an unusual way. [...]

Spangler Science Club – Making Science Fun Every Month

It's a big day around the Spangler Labs - we are shipping hundreds of our Spangler Science Club kits to our new members. To those of you who have gifted or joined as a member, we welcome you with open arms to the first kit of the month club that not only delivers more than a dozen experiments to your door each month, [...]

Holiday Science: Gravy

What's so scientific about your holiday gravy?  Isn't gravy just, well, food?  Food we put on mashed potatoes and turkey at Thanksgiving and Christmas and Sunday and, well, pretty much any time?   How could gravy have anything to do with science? Here's the thing, drooling holiday turkey & gravy lovers:  gravy-making is all about the science of starch. Starch?  That white powdery stuff Great-Grandma used [...]

Not Everyone Hates The Science Fair!

Science Fairs get a lot of bad press these days, and I don't like it. Honestly? I think the only bad science fair is a science fair that a child is FORCED to enter every year. You heard me. The science fair should be 100% voluntary, most of the time.   Maybe it would be better if fifth grade, for example, was a [...]