Instant Snow Day – 12 Days of Wonder

We have reached Day #3 in our 12 Days of Wonder in our quick ascent towards the holidays. Today's spotlight science toy is Instant Snow Day. Steve Spangler Science is celebrating the 12 Days of Wonder and highlighting our top 12 science toys and kits that are perfect to put under the tree. As blog editor, social media coordinator and mom of two [...]

Shaker Slime – 12 Days of Wonder

By Blog Editor Susan Wells We are featuring Shaker Slime on our second day of wonder. As we march full steam into December, Steve Spangler Science is celebrating the 12 Days of Wonder and highlighting our top 12 science toys and kits that are perfect to put under the tree. As blog editor, social media coordinator and mom of two budding scientists, I [...]

6 in 1 Solar Kit – 12 Days of Wonder

By Blog Editor Susan Wells Starting today and continuing into December, we will celebrate 12 Days of Wonder highlighting our top 12 science toys and kits that are perfect to put under the tree. As blog editor, social media coordinator and mom of two budding scientists, I will share my review of each product. Steve Spangler Science also found 12 respected, popular [...]

Non-Newtonian Glop – Making Cornstarch Monsters

What do you get when you combine water, cornstarch, an amplifier and a speaker? (Besides a mess.)  You make cornstarch monsters. Depending on the frequency played through the speaker and the vibrations it makes, the cornstarch will move and dance. Cornstarch is a non-Newtonian fluid which means it becomes a solid when it is under stress and a liquid when it flows. [...]

12 Days of Wonder – 12 Days of Deep Savings & Cool Toys

By Blog Editor Susan Wells If you are like me, your inbox is packed full of deals and offers to entice and kick off the holiday online shopping season. I'm a little overwhelmed and I actually shopped over the weekend to almost complete my list. If you are overwhelmed with all of the emails and offers, I have an easy solution to finish [...]

Take the Thanksgiving Table Trick Challenge

While the turkey is cooking and everyone is standing around waiting for the meal to start, take out a few kitchen items and entertain your guests. Make sure you practice the challenge beforehand so you can amaze and baffle your audience. Don't forget to reveal your tricks and your science knowledge. Make your big finish the Table Trick Challenge. The Amazing Egg [...]

Steve Makes His 12th Appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show

Steve makes his 12th appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show as Ellen's Science Guy. The show airs today, so check local listings for exact times (it airs at 3pm in Denver on Channel 9) or click the link below to watch a sneak preview of the segment on the Ellen Show's website. Steve showed Ellen how to release the sugar energy in gummy [...]

Steve Visits Dom and Jane Charity Marathon

After returning from taping the Ellen DeGeneres Show in Burbank, California, Steve brought some sounds of science to the Dom and Jane Charity Marathon for the Food Bank of the Rockies Friday. Steve shared a few of his favorite science sounds including the Musical Saw, Screaming Cup, Thunder Tube and water whistle, on the radio show. Click here to listen to his [...]

The Science Behind the Sounds You Hear

There is science behind every sound we hear. Sound is made from vibrations in the air. Different materials making different vibrations make different sounds based on the amplification and speed of the sound wave. Here are some of our favorite materials and experiments with sound - Screaming Cup (the stick and slide method), a Thunder Tube, Space Phone, Talking Strips, Singing Rod and [...]

Staff Spotlight on Our Beloved Mae (and Steve's Mother-in-Law)

Q: Tell us a little about who you are… A: I am a wife of 46 years, mother of three, and grandmother of eight.  And . . . I happen to be Steve’s mother-in-law so there are lots of stories I can tell you about him!!  I can still very vividly remember Steve and our daughter, Renée, sitting at our kitchen table discussing whether or [...]