Let your young confectionary scientist have as much fun chewing their experiment as they will have learning the science behind it. Get ready for some sticky gooey fun! This kit makes over a half pound of the most delicious bubble gum.
Some of us grew up with fantastic science teachers. Mrs. Russell, Mr. Steward, and Mr. Landis are names that you won’t necessarily recognize, but they’re the three science teachers I’ve had in my entire lifetime. I will never forget them, because they were and are awesome science teachers. (Forget the fact that I graduated with less than 20 kids in my [...]
Vinegar is a smelly staple of science educators everywhere. The solution of acetic acid is the most often-used, simple acidic solution in the lab, and it’s non-toxic and safe to be handled. It’s no wonder that vinegar is a key component of tons of activities and projects for all sorts of chemically based experiences. What’s that? You only know that classic [...]
Do I smell freshly sharpened pencils? Is that the clicking sound of a brand new protractor? Are you surrounded by notebooks, fun new pens and markers that you're dying to use?
Yes! It's back to school time!
Not ready for back to school? Wondering who do you turn to for help to start your new school year off right? Back to School with Steve [...]
It's a good day. The sun is warm and the popsicles are cool...and you're shopping on SteveSpanglerScience.com. You've put a ton of super fun experiments into your shopping cart and have decided that you've fulfilled your science spending quota for the day. (Of course it was a little more than you wanted to spend, but the kids are worth [...]
Students taking a culinary class at Springs Valley High School in French Lick, Indiana experimented using our Sick Science! Homemade Ice Cream recipe in class last week. They were studying the different ways to make ice cream. They first made ice cream using a churn and then tried our way using a Zip-Loc bag and a lot of ice.
The students and [...]
By Kim Vij, The Educators’ Spin On It
Do you ever wonder if your child is getting enough Science?
As an educator and parent I have observed over the years that with more and more time focused on Reading, Writing and Math our children are not getting enough time for deeper levels of understanding of in science at school. Children need more opportunities for hands [...]
By Angelique Felix
Young children are always experimenting! If you give your child a cup and a bowl of water, he will fill and pour, push the cup under the surface and watch the water rush in, and investigate why his sleeves get wet when he dips them in.
New theoretical ideas and empirical research show that very young children’s learning and thinking [...]
We salute and thank all of those great teachers out there who find engaging activities to get their students back in the seats and ready to learn for another school year. If you're a teacher, you know all too well the challenges we face keeping our students engaged and interested. If we're not careful, it's easy for some students to disappear [...]
Our blog editor (and my favorite contributor), Susan Wells, recently wrote an article about kindergarteners being banned from science fairs. Susan does a great job of reporting on science happenings that truly stike a nerve. In response to many of your comments, Susan asked if I would share an overview of a long-term research project that I'm working on with students, [...]