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Sick Science! Apparel Now Available – Show Off Your Passion for Science

Our Sick Science! Experiments are a global phenomena and are seen from southern California McDonald’s and to Saudi Arabia.

They are the brainchild of our amazing video team and originate on our Sick Science! YouTube channel. The videos demonstrate simple science experiments you can do at home with minimal materials.

Sick Science! Apparel Now Available for Teachers, Parents, Students and Science Fanatics

We have t-shirts, mugs, hats, stickers and even an apron with the Sick Science! logo. Perfect for teacher gifts, science fanatics, or anyone who loves Sick Science. Visit our store on CafePress >

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Steve Spangler Learning DVD's – A Classroom Resource

Do you love Sick Science!™ as much as we do?

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! Steve Spangler Science DVD - Hands-on Science Experiments

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 DVD - Hands-on Science Experiments

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 DVD - Hands-on Science Experiments

Sick Science™ Volume 2

  • Magic Traveling Flame
  • Amazing 9 Layer Density Tower
  • Pendulum Catch
  • Secret Message
  • 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.

Sick Science! Spooky Halloween DVD - Hands-on Science Experiments

And in time for Halloween, we have a special edition of Sick Science! The Spooky Halloween Science DVD contains 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
  • Smoking Bubbles
  • Dry Ice Crystal Ball Bubble
  • Gravi-Goo
  • Ghost Marbles
  • 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?

Best Science and Educational YouTube Channels

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 –

Science Giants


Independent Science

  • Minute Physics – Science questions answered and broken down quickly and thoroughly with drawings to illustrate.
  • ASAP Science – Similar to Minute Physics – mini science lessons illustrated through wipe board drawings.
  • The Slow Mo Guys – 2 guys run video experiments and slow them down to investigate what really happens.
  • Smarter Every Day – science videos exploring the world and answering the question of why.
  • Vsauce – answers to ordinary and astounding science questions, and mind-blowing facts.
  • Sci Show – discussions and questions on science news today.


Education and Lifelong Learning

  • Soulpancake – a huge variety of videos and programming to make you open your heart and your mind, including the very popular Kid President.
  • Crash Course – Six courses to learn from – US History, Chemistry, World History, Biology, Literature, and Ecology.
  • Google in Education – News, tips, stories and more
  • PBS – Programming, children’s videos and more
  • Edutopia – for tech-savvy teachers, promoting online learning.
  • TED Talks – lectures, demonstrations and lessons in 18 minutes from icons and geniuses.  incredible lectures, demonstrations and performances spanning every discipline imaginable.
  • Learning Channel – Lessons for grades 7 through 12.
  • Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls – Exploring cultures and the world along with advice from Amy Poehler



  • Karen Mensing – 2nd grade teacher, YouTube Teacher Star, Arizona’s Gifted Teacher of the Year 2011, Teacher of the Year 2012.
  • WowMath – Mr. Robb’s math lectures on Algebra and Calculus.




  • Teach Mama – Tips and advice for parents to help navigate learning everyday with your child. 
  • Inspiration Labs – Encouraging learning through creativity and play. Activities and science experiments.
  • Emma Vanstone – Fun loving mum of three.
  • Play Learn Grow – “A Place for Moms of all ages, nations, Teachers and Children to Play, Learn and Grow together.”

Want even more YouTube education channels? Check out 100 Incredibly Useful YouTube Channels for Teachers and Edudemic’s Best Video Sites for Teachers.


What have we missed? What are your favorite YouTube Channels? Leave us a comment below with a link and we will consider adding it to our list.

The Best of Steve Spangler Sick Science! Videos January 2013

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!

Don’t miss the season two premier of The Spangler Effect on March 6, 2013!

Balloon in the Bottle – A Demonstration About Air

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?

Balloon in a Bottle

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.