Each of these giant test tubes holds a cool science experiment. Learn about super strong bubbles that you can touch, make and mold your own super bouncing ball, write secret messages with disappearing ink and make a batch of slimy, gooey Insta-Worms.
Glow sticks are incredibly popular for their simplicity yet versatility - birthday parties, evening outdoor activities, Halloween science and so much more. They are sold at many events and are found in stores everywhere. Even Steve Spangler Science sells glow sticks.
Kids love cracking them and watching the light glow like a firefly.
In watching blogs and sites like Pinterest for science experiments [...]
Steve Spangler recently participated in #TeacherFriends Twitter chat and met some amazing teachers. Here are the questions and his longer-formatted answers about science education today.
1. Why is early childhood science education important?
For young learners, science is just an extension of their everyday world. We don’t have to teach young children how to wonder, discover, and explore through play because they do [...]
The temperature is getting cooler and it's starting to get dark earlier. Leaves are changing on the trees and pumpkin flavored items are starting to arrive in the super markets. It's a great time to drink cider and shop for new science gear. (wink, wink) Yes, it's officially becoming fall!
What else do we enjoy during the fall? Oh yeah, that autumnal celebration with [...]
As the long lazy summer days begin to dwindle and the new school year fast approaches, it's a rush to pack in all of your summer fun.
Wait a minute.., do I see you moping? That is no way to enjoy the last few days of vacation time. Turn that frown upside down and blast back to school with end of summer fun! Not sure what to do [...]
We are less than two weeks away from Halloween and what's more fun than making your own slime? It's ooey, it's gooey and perfect for grossing people out as your Booger Slime dangles from your nose. Or whip up a batch of glow in the dark slime and turn off the lights. OR what about slime that you can eat? We [...]
A huge thank you to everyone who joined us today for our live Spangler Effect where Steve shared his best science demos for Halloween. They are perfect for a Halloween party, haunted house, classroom, birthday party or just some October fun. For those of you who missed our broadcast or are looking for more information, here are the experiments and activities [...]
We are hosting about 150 teachers from the United States and across the world at the Denver West Sheraton Hotel for Science in the Rockies. They are in Denver this week to learn how to squeeze science into their classroom and integrate it into the Common Core curriculum. Steve Spangler and his crew of science educators are making slime, separating colors, [...]
By Blog Editor Susan Wells
Last Friday, I shared my 7-year-old daughter's Ultimate Harry Potter party and how we created some unique and creative decorations out of science supplies. This was a birthday party, but it can easily be tweaked for a Halloween Harry Potter party or plain old Mad Scientist party.
For the party, I set up different classes and activities to [...]
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 [...]
Everyone knows Halloween is my favorite time of year. It's time to blow things up, create bubbling potions and cultivate the "ooze and ahhhh" response. My Halloween parties consist of plenty of green and glowing slime, bubbling dry ice experiments and scary sounds to scare the trick-or-treaters.
If you are looking for the scariest or spookiest ideas for your haunted house, Halloween [...]