Science Fair 911 – Demonstrations vs. Experiments

By Blog Editor Susan Wells When I was growing up, my school did not do a science fair. I had never been to a science fair until my oldest was in kindergarten. All I knew was it had something to do with baking soda volcanoes. Fast forward several years, and I now organize the science fair and encourage kids to get involved. Through [...]

Young Rocket Scientists Inspired by Homer Hickam

Only a very cool teacher gives this kind of homework to her students... "Using only construction paper and tape, I want you to design a rocket." Lisa Heaton, the Gifted and Talented teacher showed her students a specially designed rocket launcher made out of PVC plumbing parts from the local hardware store. The idea for the PVC rocket launcher comes from [...]

First Geyser Tube Now Available – Powered by Mentos

We're excited about the official launch of our new Spangler Geyser Tube. Think of it as the perfect Mentos loading device to trigger a 30 foot geyser of soda. Just load the Mentos candies into the tube, lock the nozzle in place and pull the pin. Okay, it's bes t to pull the pin and then run away. The Mentos drop into [...]

Grant Smith Wins 1st Place in Science Fair

It's great to get emails with this subject line... My science fair project placed 1st from an idea from your website! Grant Smith is a 4th grader at S&S Elementary in Sherman, Texas. The "S&S" two small towns, Southmayd and Sadler, are approximately one hour north of Dallas. Grant used our website as a resource to expand on the [...]