Bloomington, Indiana's Kid City had a Spangler Science experience this week at Ivy Tech Community College, and according to a very professional exit poll it was a big hit!
After building models with marshmallows and toothpicks, (the winner took home an Insta-Snow prize) a trip to the restroom to wash all that marshmallow dust off our hands was in order. Before the [...]
Steve Spangler has admitted that most plants have a drinking problem, so I thought I'd see for myself if that was true. I experimented with capillary action and color changing flowers.
I started out with four clear vases. I didn't have any two that were alike, but that just makes my experiment more interesting.
Since I would be dealing with fresh flowers, my next [...]
I love to play with Water Jelly Marbles. These polymer orbs have so many uses, from play to gardening to home decorating to party fun and who only knows how many other uses.
Who could ever guess that a pinch of tiny rock-hard "things" would grow into beautiful crystal-clear orbs, hundreds of times their original size!
The snow is finally gone and the [...]
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.
Meet Alan Marshall, who came with his dad to a meeting in our building today. What a great kid! Alan brought his iPad to pass the time, but when I saw him passing my office, I thought I'd see how he liked some Insta-Snow, as well.
I think this picture sums up the experience. Alan was excited about telling his dad what [...]
By Blog Editor Susan Wells
My favorite part of my job as Social Media Manager at Steve Spangler Science is seeing all the amazing experiments and lessons teachers share with us on Twitter. Some of our nation's best teachers share how they make science come alive in their classrooms.
This week, we received a tweet from Zachary Champagne, a district facilitator for the [...]
As the holiday season hovers all around us, we have a fun color mixing activity that will also use some of the bubble wrap that abounds this time of year. Grab a few cups, some colored water and a sheet of bubble wrap to keep them entertained while color mixing and creating a stained glass window decoration. It's a kitchen science [...]
This is a kid-friendly activity that's perfect for Halloween or anytime you want to make a big mess in the name of science. The best thing about this kitchen science activity? It uses supplies found in your house.
There is a science to making the most realistic-looking blood. Put on your scientist safety glasses and get ready for a little experimentation.
Most of the fake blood recipes below require only a few ingredients, but don't get caught up in the exact measurements. It's all about adding a little of this and a little of that until you get the right [...]