Build a Trap, Catch a Leprechaun for St. Patrick’s Day

It’s St. Patrick’s Day eve. The day when children and adults alike put the finishing touches on their leprechaun traps. Catching a leprechaun is tricky business. They are very sneaky and don’t play fair, so no one has ever caught a leprechaun. Yet. My boys and I build a leprechaun trap every year to try and catch these dastardly creatures. In building a leprechaun trap, [...]

Science Secrets of Leprechauns Revealed

Next to Halloween, St. Patrick’s Day is a favorite holiday of mine. From the first year the leprechauns turned our water green, I have worked hard to uncover the secrets of the leprechauns. My crack team of Leprechaun Specialists have discovered how the sneaky little guys turn water and snow green, lay eggs and uncover hidden rainbows. The leprechaun science doesn’t end there. [...]

It Turned Green! Cool Science Tricks for St. Patrick's Day

We never miss an opportunity to teach a little science... even on St. Patrick's Day. From Leprechaun traps, to green water, to Leprechaun eggs, we know how to celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the Spangler Science offices... and trust that none of us will ever forget the day the toilet and faucet water turned green. Sometimes your creativity spikes and you [...]

Leprechauns Strike Again with Green Water

I will never forget St. Patrick's Day 2006. This morning I woke to the screams of our almost four year old twins, Mark and Scott. "Daddy, wake up! Look at what those Leprechauns did," yelled Scott. I jumped out of bed to find the twins picking up green and gold coins that peppered the living room floor. Traces of gold dust [...]