Three aerated compartments enable kids to view the entire decomposition process clearly and make side-by-side comparisons among different materials. A great way to teach decomposition, composting, life cycles, and environmental education.
The Mini 6-in-1 Solar Kit is one amazing solar panel that is strong enough to power a solar puppy, windmill, car, boat, and 2 types of planes – 6 kits for the price of one! The amount of renewable fun is almost as amazing as the renewable energy. Power a small motor that’s capable of spinning up to 12,000 RPM. This do-it-yourself kit will have scientists, young and old, entertained for hours.
Amazing all-in-one digital microscope takes scientific inquiry to a new level for young learners. This Handheld Digital Microscope displays amazing images, up to 43x magnification, on your computer screen. Ages 4 and up.
Snap Circuits makes learning electronics easy and fun. Just follow the colorful pictures in our manual and build exciting projects such as AM radios, burglar alarms, doorbells and much more. You can even play electronic games with your friends. All parts are mounted on plastic modules and snap together with ease. Enjoy hours of educational fun while learning about electronics. No tools required.
Steve Spangler recently participated in #TeacherFriends Twitter chat and met some amazing teachers. Here are the questions and his longer-formatted answers about science education today.
1. Why is early childhood science education important?
For young learners, science is just an extension of their everyday world. We don’t have to teach young children how to wonder, discover, and explore through play because they do [...]
Let's stop arguing and let teachers teach.
As our public education system slips and slides down the international scale of standards and knowledge, our students and teachers are paying the price in a system run by fear and teaching to the test.
What has happened to education in America?
A simple answer is politics. Instead of working together to improve a once solid system, [...]
More and more parents, students and lifelong learners are turning to YouTube - not for funny kitty videos or talking dogs - but for education. Teachers are sharing their lessons beyond the classroom.
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YouTube EDU is becoming increasingly popular for online learning. Lessons from foreign languages to chemistry to algebra are [...]
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 [...]
Today, we celebrate the march toward the holidays with our 12 Days of Smart Toys.Each weekday, we will offer one of our 12 Educational Toys as the Deal of the Day.
We can't tell you which item will be offered each day or the amount of the discount ahead of time. Deals start each morning at 12:00 a.m. and are in limited [...]
One of the Science at Sea participants from Colorado called today to let us know about continuing education credit that is available through the Department of Education for educational travel. Translation... she'll receive credit for attending Science at Sea! After reviewing the Science at Sea educational itinerary and curriculum posted on our website, Lisa's Principal said that she would be happy [...]
Just last week our office took over 200 calls from people wanting our advice on buying "cool" educational toys. Among the callers were two network television producers and a slew of newspaper writers. So, here's our favorite educational toys for the holiday season. We'd like to hear your suggestions as well.
Watch the video of Steve's top choices for educational toys
Roller Coaster [...]
Recently, Steve Spangler was the keynote speaker at the Utah Association for the Education of Young Children conference in Salt Lake City.
He brought his exciting collection of flaming wallets, Smoke Rings and Wind Bags to an audience of early childhood professionals. Steve shared some of his favorite demos and antidotes along with his message about the state of education today. Money gets [...]
I love to watch actual students doing actual experiments, and my college students and their screaming balloons turned an ordinary writing lab into a writing AND science lab!
Starting at the Stonegate Arts and Education Center in Bedford, Indiana, my Ivy Tech students and I ended our writing lab by discussing how writers sometimes have to describe something in an unusual way. [...]
You saw how tiny the dry polymer body parts were in my first post about dismembered body parts. Polymers absorb the liquid quickly, some more quickly than others, but all absorb pretty fast. Our dismembered polymer body parts, packed away since last October and dry as bones (body parts. bones. I crack myself up sometimes!) wasted no time in starting to [...]