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12 Days of Smart Toys Starts Today

Today, we celebrate the march toward the holidays with our 12 Days of Smart Toys.Each weekday, we will offer one of our 12 Educational Toys as the Deal of the Day.

We can’t tell you which item will be offered each day or the amount of the discount ahead of time. Deals start each morning at 12:00 a.m. and are in limited quantities.

To be the early bird who gets the science toy, sign up to receive the Deal of the Day emails.They are sent early each morning with all the details of the day’s sale with a link to the Deal of the Day.

And don’t forget…December 17th is the last guaranteed day you can place an order and get it there by Christmas and pay ground shipping.

 

 

Fire Bubbles & Naked Eggs Book Set – 12 Days of Wonder

By Blog Editor Susan Wells

We have reached Day #12, our final day in our 12 Days of Wonder. Today’s spotlight is Steve Spangler Book Set – Fire Bubbles & Exploding Toothpaste and Naked Eggs & Flying Potatoes .

This is our final day of the 12 Days of Wonder, but continue to check the Deal of the Day every day for great savings on science toys and kits. Or, sign up to receive a daily Deal of the Day email.

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 will share my review of each product.

Day 12 of the 12 Days of Wonder features the Steve Spangler Book Set – Fire Bubbles & Exploding Toothpaste and Naked Eggs & Flying Potatoes .

Today only, this kit is our DEAL of the Day for $14.99. Regular price is $24.99.

My Review: 

Steve Spangler published his first book, Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes in 2010 and it was an instant hit for science fans and teachers everywhere. In 2011, his second book, Fire Bubbles and Exploding Toothpaste was published to the delight of his fans.

If you are looking for a book of science experiments to do with your children, Naked Eggs and Fire Bubbles are the perfect books. Each book offers a variety of experiments to do at home or at school with clear instructions, a list of simple materials, and a lesson on the science behind the activity. The experiments are easy to follow with “Let’s Try It,” “What’s Going on Here,” “Real World Applications” and “Take it Further” sections.

Fire Bubbles also offers a special “Teachers Only” section full of science demonstrations for the classroom teacher. And yes, these books make the perfect teacher gift this holiday season.

My favorite part of both books are the color photographs. Who knew science photography could be so captivating and breath-taking?

Here is a short list of experiments available in Naked Eggs:

  • Bubbling Lava Bottle
  • The Incredible Can Crusher
  • Nails for Breakfast
  • The Folding Egg
  • Quicksand Goo
  • Screaming Balloon
  • Burning Money
  • Trash Can Smoke Rings
  • Glacier Gak
  • Flying Toilet Paper

Here is a short list of the experiments in Fire Bubbles:

  • Floating Bowling Balls
  • Pop Bottle Music
  • Bouncing Smoke Bubbles
  • Walking on Eggshells
  • Balancing Nails
  • Fireproof Balloon
  • Skateboard Rocket Car

You can’t beat today’s price for both books. Purchase the set for the Deal of the Day and receive both books for the price of one. They are beautiful coffee table, classroom companion, kitchen science, or homeschooling science lessons books and so much more.

 

Magna-Tiles – 12 Days of Wonder

By Blog Editor Susan Wells

We have reached Day #5 in our 12 Days of Wonder in our quick ascent towards the holidays. Today’s spotlight science toy is Magna-Tiles.

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 will share my review of each product. Steve Spangler Science also found 12 respected, popular mom bloggers to each test and review one of our 12 science gifts. I will include a link to their blogs and their honest reviews of each gift idea at the bottom of this post. Today, Jen from Projects for Preschoolers shares her review. The kit is also the Deal of the Day. So check our blog every day for the next few weeks to learn all about our 12 Days of Wonder.

Day 5 of the 12 Days of Wonder features the Magna-Tiles.

Today only, this kit is our DEAL of the Day for $39.99. Regular price is $49.99.

 

My Review: 

My girls and I have loved Magna-Tiles since we first started carrying them at Steve Spangler Science several years ago. It is the one and only “toy” that we store in our family room.  These aren’t your ordinary building blocks.

There really isn’t a point in putting our box of Magna-Tiles away, because it is pulled out so frequently. Our first set was the colored Magna-Tiles and since then we have added on a few of the Clear Magna-Tiles sets. I had to at least double what we started out with, as my daughters were constantly fighting over who got what to complete their creation.

Even with a few sets, they still argue, but they have more than enough to build super structures if they combine their efforts.

Magna-Tiles are tiles about 1/3 inch thick with magnets around the edges. Stick two edges together and build different shapes. The box also comes with a picture-guide showing how to build three dimensional soccer balls, dogs, cats and geometric shapes. You can build 3-D structures or lay them flat and build 2-D.

Imagination is endless and my kids like to come up with new ways to get the pieces to stick together and hold. Not all designs work. But that’s the nice part. In one mighty crash, the Magna-Tiles come down and you can start over quickly. This can be frustrating for some children, but they quickly learn everything is temporary in the land of Magna-Tiles.

Magna-Tiles also teaches geometric shapes and kids learn which triangles go together to form squares and rectangles. The directions also show you how to build a 3-D soccer ball out of triangles – a round shape made from 3-sided shapes.

When we had cousins visiting this summer, the Magna-Tiles formed a small city around our family room that was modified every day. They took the tiles out every chance they got. I know exactly what I am getting the cousins for Christmas this year. Even our neighbor, who is in middle school, comes over and builds with the Magna-Tiles.

The solid colors are great and add a rainbow to your structure. The clear tiles are also a lot of fun. My girls like to add battery operated tea lights inside for a special effect. They also like to use their Littlest Pet Shop creatures with their Magna-Tile houses because LPS also contains magnets.

One set comes with 32 colorful magnetic tiles that include:

  • 2 large squares
  • 14 small squares
  • 4 right isosceles triangles
  • 8 equilateral triangles
  • 4 acute isosceles triangles
One set is enough to build and have fun with but if you have a serious architect, I recommend more than one set. These are pricey, so take advantage of the discounted price available only today.
I can’t recommend these enough.

Blogger Review: 

 

 

Read the Review from Jen at Projects for Preschoolers >

Many thanks to Jen at Projects for Preschoolers for testing our Magna-Tiles. Visit Projects for Preschoolers. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

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 will share my review of each product. Steve Spangler Science also found 12 respected, popular mom bloggers to each test and review one of our 12 science gifts. I will include a link to their blogs and their honest reviews of each gift idea at the bottom of this post. Today, Cara Scott from Macaroni Kid shares her review. The kit is also the Deal of the Day. So check our blog every day for the next few weeks to learn all about our 12 Days of Wonder.

Day 2 of the 12 Days of Wonder features the Shaker Slime Kit.

Today only, this kit is our DEAL of the Day for $10.79. Regular price is $17.99.

 

My Review: 

 

I have worked for Steve Spangler Science for over six years. I can safely say I’m familiar with making slime  with polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) or Elmer’s Glue and Borax. I understand the science of polymers – they are long strands of molecules that slip around like cooked spaghetti. Add a cross-linker like Borax and it will link all of the strands to make slime. I have made slime during Halloween parties, birthday parties and for science club. It’s always greeted with enthusiasm and excitement.

My children have made slime many times over. They never grow tired of mixing it and then stretching it.

When I took the Be Amazing! Shaker Slime Kit developed by Steve Spangler Science off the shelf, I was confident I could do the review without opening the box. I was wrong.

Although I’ve made slime many, many times, I have never used this specific kit. This kit is the ultimate slime kit for making different slimy recipes and experimenting with a variety of substances. If the child on your list is in fact a child or even a grown child, this slime kit is perfect.

Slime is also perfect for those with special needs with its tactile uses. Even adults like to touch it and play with it. It stretches, it breaks apart and splats on the table.

This kit comes with three bottles of slime mixture and enough cross-linker to make multiple concoctions. It also contains three Shaker Slime cups to mix and store your slime, a wooden stir stick, measuring scoop and measuring cup. You don’t need to add anything to this kit besides your imagination.

Mix up a batch of green slime and then jump over to the clear slime and make it as is or add one of the True Color tablets to make a custom color. Then make rubber slime or half and half slime – two types of slime I had never made before this kit. Even someone experienced in slime mixing found new concoctions and mixtures. We also blew slime bubbles.

My favorite part of all Steve Spangler Science kits and educational toys is the encouragement to take it beyond the directions. This kit comes with eight detailed activities and then sets the scientist off to experiment and discover new recipes and slime mixtures.

 

Blogger Review: 

 

Read the Review from Cara Scott from Lakewood Macaroni Kid >

 

Many thanks to Cara and Macaroni Kid for testing our Shaker Slime Kit. Visit Macaroni Kid for family-kid friendly activities and printables. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Steve Spangler Science Gives You a Deal Everyday

In honor of our most valued customers (you), Steve Spangler Science is now offering a Deal of the Day.

How does it work you ask?
Each night before bed our super secret Deal of the Day committee relies on the guidance of the stars combined with Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion and the flavor of the day at Yogurt World to choose a product to feature. Sometimes, we go to bed early and let the FedEx guy make the decision. Either way, each day a product is featured and offered at a ridiculously low price. Past products offered have been Insta-SnowBaby Soda Bottle Test Tubes and Color Changing UV Beads.

The deal is offered for only one day, and only through our website. No calls or purchase orders to get the deal. You must use the WiFi to grab the deal.

We make a limited amount of each product available for the sale, so the deal is over when the counter reaches zero or the time runs out. Whichever comes first. Once it’s over, it’s over. So get in early and take advantage.

How do I find out about the Deal of the Day?
Visit us at SteveSpanglerScience.com each day or sign up for daily Deal of the Day email alerts. While you’re at it, you can also sign up for our Experiment of the Week email. It comes to your inbox every Wednesday with a science activity to do at home or in your classroom. You’ll also receive 5% off your next purchase. (Deal of the Day excluded.)

So what are you waiting for? Click on over to see today’s Deal of the Day and fill that classroom, project bin or activity center with fun science activities.