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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 your online shopping this season. Steve Spangler Science offers a variety of science toys, science kits and cool science stuff for all of the little kids and big kids in your life.

The holidays are just getting warmed up in our offices. On Wednesday, November 30th we kicked off the 12 Days of Wonder. The elves in our workshop picked the top 12 products for this holiday season. Budding young scientists have these science kits and toys at the top of their wish lists. Each day we will highlight one of these top science toys on our blog with a review written by me and my children and a review from a top blogger. We may also offer some as our Deal of the Day but we aren’t promising anything. You must check back every day to see what we are featuring and if there is a deal attached to it.

We will link each top toy from this post so you can bookmark it if you’d like. You can also track the 12 Days of Wonder through our RSS feed, Deal of the Day email, @SpanglerScience Twitter or Facebook pages.

12 Days of Wonder: 

 

 

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 bear candy (you will be surprised at how much energy there is in a gummy bear). He also demonstrated the clean burning power of ethanol and then turned an audience member into a human conductor of electricity.

Ellen helped Steve celebrate the launch of his second book, Fire Bubbles and Exploding Toothpaste. Ellen encouraged Steve to share his experiments in a book and she appears in it. She gave each audience member a copy of the book. The Ellen DeGeneres Show is giving away a copy of Steve’s book – visit their website to enter the Fire Bubbles and Exploding Toothpaste giveaway.

 

Join Us for a Halloween Science Twitter Party & WIN a Copy of Fire Bubbles and Exploding Toothpaste

Join us for a Twitter party on Tuesday, October 25th from 7-8pm MST to celebrate the launch of Steve’s new book, Fire Bubbles and Exploding Toothpaste. We will be giving away copies of the book during the party.

Please RSVP below in the comments then join the conversation on Tuesday for your chance to win an autographed copy.

We will discuss Halloween science, kitchen science and extracurricular science with our panelists @chaotic_barb, @rajean, @maryheston, @sanborncamps, @ljcooney3, @CarissaRogers. Follow our hashtags #firebubbles and #SSSci and use our TweetGrid.

**We unfortunately are unable to ship books to addresses outside of the 48 contiguous United States due to high shipping costs. We love all of our Hawaiian, Alaskan, Canadian and international customers. We apologize, but if you are outside of the 48 states and win a book, we will happily send you a book if you cover shipping charges.

 

If you thought Steve Spangler’s book Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes pushed the limits of your inner mad scientist, this second volume of 25 new, extraordinary home experiments is guaranteed to knock your socks off! Seriously… your socks are going to fly across the room. The materials are easy to find and the directions are simple to follow, but the end result is guaranteed to produce lots of ooohs & ahhhs. Steve Spangler takes his geek chic approach to exposing some of the coolest science tricks that will surprise teachers and amaze your friends. Over 200 color photographs accompany the step-by-step instructions, and simple explanations uncover the how-to and why for each activity.

Pre-Order Fire Bubbles and Exploding Toothpaste – Over 25 Experiments from Steve Spangler

If you loved Steve Spangler’s Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes, then get ready for Fire Bubbles and Exploding Toothpaste. This second volume of 25 new and extraordinary experiments will bring out the mad scientist in everyone. With beautiful photographs, materials lists and step by step instructions this book will uncover the how-to and why for each experiment.

This book also includes a special teachers-only section that reveals some of Steve Spangler’s secrets for making science come alive in the classroom. Don’t worry, this book isn’t just for cool science teachers, it’s for parents and homeschoolers, science fair participants and science enthusiasts of all ages.

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Tricks and Challenges for the NBC Hit Show Minute to Win It

The producers of the NBC show, Minute to Win It, have called our offices with questions about some of our science tricks that they’ve seen on our weekly appearances on Denver NBC affiliate, 9News. Some of our science experiments like Egg Drop and Tornado Tubes have made it on the show. Here are a few more table tricks and stunts for the producers to use in upcoming episodes -

For more on the Coin Drop Experiment and Inertia Experiments click the links to read the experiments.