Spangler Passion Project – the Winner!

Congratulations to our winner, Mr. Cookson from Kings Glen Elementary! You are our grand prize winner. For Mr. Cookson all of our finalists - we will be in touch with you (or the people who nominated you) by the end of the week.  Thank you to everyone who nominated and voted for your favorite teacher. Our Spangler community is passionate about its teachers!  [...]

5 Non-Volcano Kids’ Science Activities Using Vinegar

Vinegar is a smelly staple of science educators everywhere. The solution of acetic acid is the most often-used, simple acidic solution in the lab, and it’s non-toxic and safe to be handled. It’s no wonder that vinegar is a key component of tons of activities and projects for all sorts of chemically based experiences. What’s that? You only know that classic [...]

Kitchen Scientists: Let's Make Jam!

Hello kitchen scientists.  Whenever you mix two or more things together, you're doing science - specifically, chemistry.  In the kitchen, chemists are at work every day!  Kitchen science is something we can all do, and usually the results are yummy.  So, let's be chemists,  and create something new (and yummy)  by mixing a few simple things together!  Let's start with some [...]

Insta-Snow Steals The Show!

Ordinarily, I talk about how students and young people of all types and sizes adore Insta-Snow and other products and experiments featured here.  However, don't think for even a second that you have to be a child to have fun with science.  It's not just children who are fascinated by Insta-Snow. Polymer science has the power to fascinate grown men and [...]

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 [...]

5 Food Science Ideas for Your Kitchen or Classroom

There’s a saying in my head that food is the essence of life. And since science is the understanding of life, it only makes sense that when you can involve food in your science demonstrations, projects, and experiments, you most definitely should involve food in your science demonstrations. Whether you call it kitchen science or delicious science or any number of cute [...]

A Matter of Balance

One of my many "parlor tricks" is to leave a restaurant with the salt shaker balanced on a single grain of salt. My kids just sigh and take it for granted now. It might look like a magic trick, but the the salt shaker balancing act is really a feat of science, plain and simple. The beveled edge of most [...]

The Spangler Demo Team Does the Reverse #ALSIceBucketChallenge

Steve Spangler and his demo team was challenged by a few of our fans and customers to join into the #ALSIceBucketChallenge. We are a science company after all, so we had to add a science spin to the challenge. Liquid Nitrogen  is 323 degrees below zero (translation - extremely icy liquid.) We didn't dump the liquid nitrogen over our heads. It is so cold, it [...]

The Experiment of the Week Keeps Them Interested in Science!

School has started for most students by now, and many parents are wondering how to keep their kids interested in science - and other subjects - after school and on weekends.  My suggestion to these concerned and interested parents is to subscribe to the Experiment of the Week! Once you subscribe, you'll get a super interesting science experiment in your email once [...]

The 4 Elements of a Memorable Science Demonstration

Since starting at Steve Spangler Science in 2009, there’s one question that gets asked of our team more than any other: how do you create a memorable science demonstration? And the truth is, from our customer service team to our production team to Steve Spangler himself, we’ll all give you a different answer. So which answer is right? All of them! No [...]