Science Experiments!

For some students, the science fair is coming up pretty soon, and it's high time they started thinking about some cool experiments. For other students, the science fair is a long way off, but even so, it's never too soon to start thinking about some cool experiments. Whether you need some ideas really soon, or whether you'll need some ideas down the road [...]

Candy Cane Experiment Goes Wrong

We like to think our science experiments will all be rousing successes, and in a way, they always are. We like to think our hypothesis will always be correct, and in that same way, it always is. When an experiment goes wrong, or doesn't go the way we thought it ought to, the first thing that sometimes goes through our minds is "It failed!" When [...]

5 Cool Science Experiments Using Pretty Much Nothing But Water!

You don't need to spend a lot of money on science supplies. Heck, with these, all you need to do is turn on the water faucet! 1.  Okay, ice is water, right?  How do ice skaters glide across the ice so smoothly and quickly?  It’s all about the science.  Get out a dinner plate and put a large glass on it, upside [...]

The Experiment of the Week Keeps Them Interested in Science!

School has started for most students by now, and many parents are wondering how to keep their kids interested in science - and other subjects - after school and on weekends.  My suggestion to these concerned and interested parents is to subscribe to the Experiment of the Week! Once you subscribe, you'll get a super interesting science experiment in your email once [...]

5 Viral Science Experiments You Didn’t Know We’ve Done Already

The term “viral” has undergone quite the makeover since the end of the 20th century. A word that used to have a connotation on par with “bacterial” has now become something that is sought after.  Going viral entails that something is spreading like proverbial wildfire. There’s viral marketing, viral memes, viral video, and viral photos. There are even viral science experiments. The [...]

Table Tricks Science Experiment Guide

It's a mad rush in the kitchen before a holiday meal with family and friends. Once the turkey and potatoes are gone, what do you do to entertain your guests? Science magic table tricks of course! Whether you're sitting down to a nice dinner with your family or if you've just finished an enormous Thanksgiving feast, you can perform some incredible science [...]

Melt It, Blow It Up, Smash It But Don't Eat It – New Book Shares Lots of Candy Experiments

By Blog Editor Susan Wells Our office recently received a copy of the new book, Candy Experiments, by Loralee Leavitt. If you love candy, but don't want it to all go to your waistline, this book is for you. Candy Experiments covers a wide variety of activities with what else? Candy. Learn about secret ingredients hidden in your favorite candy, then blow it [...]

Valentines Day Candy Science Experiments

It's Valentines week - love is in the air and there is candy flowing everywhere. What are you going to do with all of the candy your child brings home on Thursday afternoon? Don't eat it...experiment with it.   Here are a few experiments shown in the video - The Ups and Downs of a Relationship - Candy Heart Soda Dance Fill a clear glass [...]

Eaten Your Fill? How to Experiment on Your Child's Leftover Halloween Candy

By Loralee Leavitt, Kids love Halloween candy.  But too much candy can lead to stomach aches, cavities, and health problems.  What do you do if your kids collect more candy than you want them to eat?  Experiment with it. At, we’ve created several experiments with candy that teach real science.  Here are some of our favorites. Acid Test Sour taste is caused by [...]