A huge thank you to everyone who joined us today for our live Spangler Effect where Steve shared his best science demos for Halloween. They are perfect for a Halloween party, haunted house, classroom, birthday party or just some October fun. For those of you who missed our broadcast or are looking for more information, here are the experiments and activities Steve covered today.
Watch the Halloween Science Spangler Effect Special on YouTube -
Ooey, gooey gross slime, brains and worms go hand-in-hand with Halloween. If you are a room mom or parent planning any type of Halloween party this October, we have the best Halloween party favor for your guests.
The best part of this party favor? It isn’t more candy.
Kids love tactile materials – things that squish between their fingers and make all kinds of sounds. After a smashing Halloween party, send the kids home with Jack-o-Lantern slime.
We used our Atomic Slime Kit but you can also make your own slime with this simple slime recipe -
Elmers Glue (8 oz bottle of Elmers Glue-All or Glue Gel)
Borax (a powdered soap found in the grocery store)
This recipe is based on using a brand new 8 ounce bottle of Elmer’s Glue. Empty the entire bottle of glue into a mixing bowl. Fill the empty bottle with warm water and shake (okay, put the lid on first and then shake). Pour the glue-water mixture into the mixing bowl and use the spoon to mix well.
Go ahead… add a drop or two of food coloring or several drops of Atomic Glow to color or make it glow.
Adding the food coloring
Measure 1/2 cup of warm water into the plastic cup and add a teaspoon of Borax powder to the water. Stir the solution – don’t worry if all of the powder dissolves. This Borax solution is the secret linking agent that causes the Elmer’s Glue molecules to turn into slime.
While stirring the glue in the mixing bowl, slowly add a little of the Borax solution. Immediately you’ll feel the long strands of molecules starting to connect. It’s time to abandon the spoon and use your hands to do the serious mixing. Keep adding the Borax solution to the glue mixture (don’t stop mixing) until you get a perfect batch of Elmer’s slime.
We are proud to announce a new resource for teachers looking to keep their teaching credentials up to date while learning hands-on science experiments and lessons to bring into their classrooms.
Our new online Virtual Science Workshop brings teacher training and development into the comfort of your own home. No need to travel and spend nights away from home. Put on those comfy clothes and invite Steve Spangler into your living room. We will even ship workshop materials right to your front door.
This is not your typical webinar – no headless voice endlessly talking over slides. The Spangler Online Learning platform incorporates high definition video, interactive learning prompts, downloadable handouts, online assessments and even a certificate of completion.
“Going virtual requires the trainer to use new strategies and instructional methods to keep the long-distance learner constantly engaged and committed to the learning experience.” – Steve Spangler
Our teacher training captures more than five hours of high energy content organized into easy-to-manage learning segments that make it convenient to learn at your own pace. Start, stop and rewind to make sure you capture every aspect of this learning experience.
Participate in more than 30 ready-to-use science activities that are inquiry-based, standard-related, and kid-tested
Develop inquiry-based activities that strengthen critical thinking skills and challenge students to ask the important “Why?” questions
Use elements of the story line in popular pieces of children’s literature to teach and reinforce fundamental building blocks of your science curriculum
Discover ways to use attention-grabbing science experiments as daily writing prompts
Gain a deeper understanding of the real science behind all the fun activities
Use the “Failure Model” to teach the scientific method
Develop classroom safety procedures to protect yourself and students against common accidents
Turn ordinary science activities into unforgettable learning experiences
Learn how to become a more effective science teacher without spending more money
The main purpose of all of our products at Steve Spangler Science is to make science fun. It’s even our slogan. But not everyone uses our science supplies for their intended purpose. We always enjoy hearing about innovative ways that our customers are using our products.
We decided to take a step back from our science focus and look at some of our products more creatively. Our Baby Soda Bottle Test Tubes and Rackare purchased for so much more than lab supplies. Some use them to store beads and buttons and other sewing items, fishing lures and hooks, jewelry kit accessories, earrings, travel products like shampoo and anything and everything that should stay dry and fit into the tube. A woodworker even recommended Baby Soda Bottles for safe small saw blade storage.
Here’s a new idea we came up with for the science fan or teacher in your life – use Baby Soda Bottles and a Rack for a desk organizer. The test tubes will hold all of your small pushpins, staples, paperclips, rubber bands and anything else you want to stuff into them. It’s also a safe place to store scissors.
The Baby Soda Bottle Desk Organizer is an inexpensive and creative gift or organizing solution for disorganized teachers, students and science fans.