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.
For some students, the science fair is coming up pretty soon, and it's high time they started thinking about some cool experiments.
For other students, the science fair is a long way off, but even so, it's never too soon to start thinking about some cool experiments.
Whether you need some ideas really soon, or whether you'll need some ideas down the road [...]
You don't need to spend a lot of money on science supplies. Heck, with these, all you need to do is turn on the water faucet!
1. Okay, ice is water, right? How do ice skaters glide across the ice so smoothly and quickly? It’s all about the science. Get out a dinner plate and put a large glass on it, upside [...]
The term “viral” has undergone quite the makeover since the end of the 20th century. A word that used to have a connotation on par with “bacterial” has now become something that is sought after. Going viral entails that something is spreading like proverbial wildfire. There’s viral marketing, viral memes, viral video, and viral photos. There are even viral science experiments.
By Blog Editor Susan Wells
Our office recently received a copy of the new book, Candy Experiments, by Loralee Leavitt. If you love candy, but don't want it to all go to your waistline, this book is for you.
Candy Experiments covers a wide variety of activities with what else? Candy. Learn about secret ingredients hidden in your favorite candy, then blow it [...]
It's Valentines week - love is in the air and there is candy flowing everywhere. What are you going to do with all of the candy your child brings home on Thursday afternoon? Don't eat it...experiment with it.
Here are a few experiments shown in the video -
The Ups and Downs of a Relationship - Candy Heart Soda Dance
Fill a clear glass [...]
October blows in next week. With it comes our favorite science holiday. To celebrate Halloween season, our Sick Science! team has created new experiments and activities sure to add some spooky science to Halloween parties, haunted houses and classrooms. Here's a sneak peek - glowing pumpkins, dancing glow in the dark lights,
Watch for a new video every Tuesday on our Sick [...]
No one wants their children to sit on the couch all summer and lose their thirst to wonder, explore, discover and learn. Get off that couch, get outside with your kids and learn something through play.
This summer, we are bringing you a new experiment or activity every Monday in our Sick Science! Summer Camp series. Turn off the electronics and head [...]
By Blog Editor Susan Wells
When I was growing up, my school did not do a science fair. I had never been to a science fair until my oldest was in kindergarten. All I knew was it had something to do with baking soda volcanoes.
Fast forward several years, and I now organize the science fair and encourage kids to get involved. Through [...]
The kids are home from school and are already saying, "We're bored!" Here are some science activities that celebrate the season while the kids are home and looking for entertainment.
Borax Christmas Tree Ornaments
All you need is a little borax, food coloring, string, a jar and pipe cleaners to make these beautiful snowflakes that won't melt.
Grow Your Own Newspaper Tree
Use a few [...]
Halloween is right around the corner and there is nothing better than to mix up some dry ice concoctions for your Halloween party. Grocery stores sell dry ice, especially around this time of the year, so call around or visit the customer service desk in your local grocery store and ask if they carry it. Dry ice is -110 degrees and [...]