Explore the scientific principles of surface area, pressure, and force with this table-top bed of nails. Great experiment for the Science Fair!
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Over 750 people experienced the Bed of Nails demo at our booth at NAEYC this year… and some of the really excited people took home the t-shirt. Do you think the holes in the back are too much? No way… especially if you have a specially rigged shirt that springs a leak. Thanks to Brian […]
Have you guessed what our surprise experiment might be yet? Let me give you one more clue… it just arrived at NAEYC – forklift and all – and it has 4,500 sharp nails, all staring up at us, waiting for the first victim… um, guest of the day. Just in case you still don’t know, […]
Huge thanks to the Arizona Science Center for allowing us to use their bed of nails demonstration on-air yesterday. The Arizona Republic ran this article. Learn how to make your own bed of nails.
You don’t just go to someone and say, “Hey, can I borrow your $45,000 Bed of Nail exhibit. No, seriously, I promise to bring it back.” But that’s exactly what happened… The closing stunt on my last appearance on the Ellen Show was the Bed of Nails. Up to this point, I’ve never really been […]
We’re back from another taping at the Ellen DeGeneres Show and we had a blast. I use the pronoun “we” because this taping required a team of people to orchestrate the final stunt… the Bed of Nails. This segment featured the Methane Bubble Fire Ball (always a crowd pleaser), a demonstration of Bernoulli’s Principle with […]
Eating Nails for Breakfast Experiment Experiment It’s time to mix up a batch of cereal soup to investigate the claim of iron in your breakfast cereal. Pour the contents of the box of Total cereal into the zipper-lock bag. Fill the bag 3/4-full with water. Carefully seal the bag, leaving an air pocket inside. You […]
What kind of cereal do you eat in the morning? Are you a Fruit Loops kind of person or more serious, like a Total cereal eater? Whatever you eat, turn the box to the side and look at the ingredients. If your cereal is “iron fortified” what does that mean? Is there really iron in […]
A collection of over 25 of Spangler’s latest ticks & try-it-at-home activities! Get the instructions, science secrets, and full explanations all right here.