This year marked my 14th trip to the New York Toy Fair. And since Toy Fair is always scheduled during Valentine's Day, this is my 14th year to be away from my wife. So, instead of sending her flowers or taking her to dinner, I just bring her home the latest X-Men action figures and a remote controlled helicopter. Yes, the [...]
By Blog Editor Susan Wells
We have reached Day #9 in our 12 Days of Wonder. Today's spotlight science toy is Geyser Car.
Steve Spangler Science is celebrating the 12 Days of Wonder and highlighting our top 12 science toys and kits that are perfect to put under the tree. As blog editor, social media coordinator and mom of two budding scientists, I [...]
We are showing our new Mentos® Geyser Rocket Car at the New York Toy Fair this week. Strap the car to a bottle of soda, like Diet Coke, drop in some Mentos® and let it take off. It goes fast and can reach speeds of up to 35 miles per hour and travel about 150 feet, so make sure you watch [...]
Things aren't always as we see or perceive them. There are many ways to trick your eyes with optical illusions and 3D images. A fun trick to play on your eyes is with a zoetrope. This classic tool turns multiple images into animation.
By Blog Editor Susan Wells
My kids have been extremely excited to see the new animated feature film from Disney Studios, Wreck-It-Ralph since they first saw the trailers for it this summer. A movie about video game characters spanning 30 years? Disney has already hit a homerun for kids and their nostalgic parents and the movie doesn't open until Friday.
And now there's [...]
Ever since our first video that went viral in 2005, people have been dropping Mentos into Diet Coke and other sodas for fun and hopefully for a little science too. No one has been more creative than the guys at Eepy Bird, who recently built a car that runs on Coke and Mentos geysers. This is their second attempt at the [...]
It's a well-known fact that Halloween is our favorite holiday at Steve Spangler Science. It's time for spooky, bubbling, oozing and glowing science. You are never too old to love a good spine tingling scare or gross out. Children also love a good startle or ick moment. Just make it fun as to not cause them childhood traumas for therapy later [...]
A teacher attending Julie Gintzler's Story Time Slime this weekend in Springfield, Illinois took this picture of Julie launching a 12 foot geyser!
Julie left the bottles of Diet Coke in her car with a 104 degree heat index for the day. The hot soda was the perfect ingredient to blast some super high geysers. That may be one for the Geyser [...]
We are honored to periodically host the Carnival of Education. Hats off to our good friend Jane Goodwin for all of her work on the latest Carnival. - editor
Welcome to the Carnival of Education, Teacher Appreciation version! Of course, teachers don't really need to be TOLD they're appreciated. I mean, they get all summer off, and all those holiday vacations, [...]
Welcome to the 209th edition of the Carnival of Education!
In a way, every good school is like a big Science Fair; in every room, and for each lesson, teachers have a lesson plan hypothesis - and often, more than one, on a daily basis. Each hypothesis is tested using a group of students variables, some [...]