Do you lay awake at night wondering who’s torso is performing the experiments (hint it isn’t Steve).
What about that catchy music? Da da da da. Da da da da. Da ding. Ding.
Sick Science! is all about bringing science to life through hands-on exploration that uses items found right in your own home or classroom. The series will have young scientists engaging with physics demonstrations, uncovering secret messages, unlocking the baby diaper secret, and mixing colors in brand new ways. This “sick” style of learning will capture the minds and imaginations of everyone involved.
The demonstrations are simple and easy to replicate.
Now, you can watch those videos anywhere with our Sick Science! DVD Collection, Volumes One and Two. Each volume comes with 10 hands-on experiments you can do in your home or classroom without a lot of fancy or expensive materials.
Sick Science™ Volume 1
Why Does Water Rise?
American Flag Optical Illusion
Ultimate Gooey Slime
Spooky Halloween Beverage
The Coin Drop
Dry Ice Bubbling Acid
Dry Ice Smoke Ring Launcher
Toothpick Star Table Trick
Balancing Utensils Table Trick
The Tablecloth Trick
All videos end with a question about the experiment. After you watch the experiments, switch over to the Science Behind section where Steve Spangler explains how each experiment works and answers the question (in case you are stumped). He will also show you how to take it further as a science fair project or in-depth learning tool.
Sick Science™ Volume 2
Magic Traveling Flame
Amazing 9 Layer Density Tower
Cork in the Bottle
Taco Sauce Penny Cleaner
Baby Diaper Secret
Color Changing Milk
Color Mixing Wheel
Color Changing Carnations
The videos are aimed at parents and teachers who want to amaze their children and instill a sense of wonder and discovery.
And in time for Halloween, we have a special edition of Sick Science! The Spooky Halloween Science DVDcontains 10 slimy, creepy, glowing activities to celebrate the holiday. Here are the experiments that are included –
Ultimate Gooey Slime
Dry Ice Floating Bubble
Goldenrod Paper Message
Boo Bubble – Dry Ice Science
Black Light – Secret Message
Dry Ice Crystal Ball Bubble
Dry Ice Smoke Ring Launcher
So order our DVD Sick Science! Series today. Then come back and share your experiences in the comments below. What worked best for you and what was a #fail?
Steve Spangler Science has an incredible following on our three YouTube channels – The Spangler Effect, Sick Science! Experiments and Spangler Science TV. Our video team is dedicated to bring the best experiments and science programming to our viewers. They work hard every week setting off Mentos Soda Geysers in the parking lot, popsicle sticks in the studio and researching all of the science behind everything we do.
The Spangler Effect is our weekly online science show that goes in-depth on some of the most popular and new experiments from Steve Spangler.
Sick Science! features easy to do experiments and activities you can do at home or in the classroom.
Spangler Science TV offers videos and experiments from all of Steve Spangler’s television appearances.
We also enjoy watching and following all of the amazing work that is shared on YouTube education channels everyday. So much so that we thought we’d share some of our favorites for kids, parents and teachers. All offer something different and educational. This is what we watch at the Steve Spangler Labs –
What a great start to 2013! From Pop Rocks, mystery liquids, folding eggs and even a VIRAL video showing how to remove iron from your breakfast cereal, to newspaper trees, dirty cell phones, and instantly freezing water. Our Sick Science! Video Team works hard to create and develop the best science experiment how to’s every month. Hope you enjoyed this month as much as we did!
How hard would it be to inflate a balloon inside of a bottle? Would you believe it is impossible unless you know the science of air?
Place a deflated balloon inside of a plastic bottle and stretch the mouth of the balloon over the bottle top. Start blowing. Can you blow up the balloon?
Now, have an adult punch a small hole in the side of the bottle and try blowing up the balloon again.
The balloon will inflate inside of the bottle. Now plug up the hole with your finger. The balloon will stay inflated.
How does this work?
The balloon won’t inflate much the first time because the bottle is already filled with air. There’s no room for the balloon to expand inside the bottle. However, when you punch a hole in the bottle, the air molecules in the bottle have an exit. They’re p
ushed out as the balloon fills the space inside. As long as you plug the hole, the balloon stays inflated. When you take your thumb off the hole, outside air flows back into the bottle as the balloon collapses.
Try this! Inflate the balloon in the bottle again and cover the nail hole with your thumb. Pour water into the balloon while keeping your thumb over the hole. Go outside or hold the bottle over a sink before you remove your thumb. Watch out for that stream of water gushing out of the bottle top! You might decide to hand a full water-balloon-bottle to a friend and just “forget” to tell them about the hole.