by Christy McGuire, Contributor Thanksgiving is almost here! You can use one of the original foods from the first Thanksgiving to discuss density with your students. Popcorn is fascinating because it changes so drastically during the cooking process. The color, shape and texture of a popped kernel are all different than those of an unpopped […]
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Density Divers Experiments Classic Cartesian Diver Experiment Pipette Cartesian Diver Experiment SQUIDY™ Experiment Hook Challenge Experiment Five Divers Experiment Take it Further! Science Fair Connection Classic Cartesian Diver Experiment Experiment Procedure Fill the plastic soda bottle almost to the VERY top rim with water. Fill the glass eyedropper with just enough water so that it […]
By Blog Editor Susan Wells As you know, all of us at The Spangler Labs enjoy a good liquid density column. Our 9-Layer Density Tower is shared across the internet. It is one of our most popular Pinterest experiment pins. We are always looking for new combinations of liquids to stack (we have a lot […]
Create a colorful rainbow inside a straw while learning a lesson in density. This easy kitchen science experiment uses materials found in your house and can be done by kids of all ages (with a little parental assistance).
Who knew noodles could dance? Head to the kitchen, grab a handful of pasta noodles along with a few other materials and get ready for a science pasta party. This is some kitchen science that will have you learning about volume and density in a brand new, hands-on way! Materials Clear drinking glasses Pasta noodles […]
Bake a little science cake for your love this Valentines Day. This experiment mixes a little kitchen science, candy science and physical science. And the end result of this activity is delicious. To make a 3-layer density cake, you will need the following materials – Cake mix (flavor is up to you, we used Devil’s […]
By Loralee Leavitt, Candy Experiments At the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, DC, children crowd around the Candy Experiments booth. A volunteer asks if they’re ready to take the marshmallow challenge: “Can you sink a marshmallow?” As Steve Spangler teaches in the lemon and lime sink-and-float experiment, an object sinks if it is […]
By Blog Editor Susan Wells For this week’s Sick Science! Summer Camp we experimented with density using sugar and water. Usually around this time of the summer we are looking for indoor activities to do on a rainy summer day. This summer has been extremely hot and dry across the country. Many areas are facing […]
Oil and water don’t mix. Everyone knows that. What is the scientific reason behind why don’t they mix? Answer: Oil and water don’t mix because of how their molecules are constructed. Water is what is known as a polar molecule. A water molecule is shaped like a V, with an oxygen atom at the bottom […]
Use density to create a colorful rainbow inside a straw in this SICK Science lab that is the epitome of “kitchen science” making science accessible and fun!