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.
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
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 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 [...]
Sure, you can talk about recycling projects, but what can you do to get kids exciting about taking action and changing their behavior when it comes to recycling? That's the goal put in place by student council members at Wilder Elementary in Littleton, Colorado. On the top of this morning's agenda was the school-wide recycling project... but with a little twist. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]