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Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes Book

Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes Book

Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes is a geek-chic look at Spangler’s latest collection of tricks and try-it-at-home activities that reveal the secrets of science in unexpected ways. Amazing photographs accompany the step-by-step instructions, and simple explanations uncover the how-to and why for each activity. Make potatoes fly, bowling balls float, and soda explode on command.
Insta-Snow Powder

Insta-Snow Powder

Insta-Snow® powder is the original fake snow polymer that turns ordinary water into a white fluffy substance that looks like real snow in seconds.
Hand Boiler

Hand Boiler

It’s a classic science toy that uses your body heat to make the liquid in the glass ornament bubble just as if it were boiling.

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Science Fair Judging – Why Didn’t I Win?

Dr, Maille Lyons, The Science Fair Coach Most of the time, when you don’t win, a science fair there isn’t any feedback on why your project was not selected as one of the best. Here is a list of the 5 most common reasons a project, that might otherwise seem like a “winner” does not even place in the top tier. 1. Violation: Gadgeteering Explanation: [...]

Science Fair 911 – Choose a Topic & Project Ideas

By Guest Blogger Debbie Leibold  Sometimes the hardest part of the entire science fair is figuring out what you want to do for your project. I know from personal experience with my own sons that it is easy to fall into the trap of thinking you have to do something amazing in order to make the project worthwhile. My sons' best projects [...]

Earth Day Science

Earth Day is just around the corner. Now is the perfect time to teach children about respecting and caring for the earth. Earth Day science is a great way to give hands-on lessons about recycling, renewable energy and the environment. Here are some fun facts we've assembled. The first Earth Day was on April 22, 1970. Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator from [...]

Earth Day Science Activities

Go ahead... close the books for just one day... put away those worksheets... take a detour from those laminated lesson plans and share a few environmental science demonstrations that inspire your students to think about the Earth differently. We, as teachers, need to let our students see our passion for conserving our natural resources and making the Earth a better place [...]

Congratulations to Our Teacher Appreciation Winners

At the beginning of May, we asked you to nominate your favorite science teacher for our Teacher Appreciation Award.  The entries came pouring in, and we are excited to spotlight our winners.  Huge thanks to everyone who participated!  We found some truly remarkable teachers out there and we are excited to feature them here... and each of our winners gets a [...]

Most Commonly Asked Insta Snow Questions

The last time I did the weather report on 9News, the switchboard lit up with confused viewers. I neglected to mention that the snow was faux snow... created by mixing water with Insta Snow. The request to do the Insta Snow demonstration came from a viewer who wanted to cover her lawn in fake snow. Is it possible? Sure... anything is [...]