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BoomWhackers

BoomWhackers

$24.99
These colorful percussion tubes range in length from 30 cm to 61 cm (12" to 24") and provide a full octave of consecutive notes. You can compose a simple tune by yourself, play together with your family, or drum with all of your friends. Experiment with the science of sound.
This Is Rocket Science

This Is Rocket Science

Just add water, snap the lid shut and stand back. Attach the foam rocket to the snap can and shoot the rocket high into the air. The bubbling action of the chemical reaction builds up pressure inside the can until the top POPS and flies through the air.

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5 Viral Science Experiments You Did Not Know We Have Done Already

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. The [...]

Little House Science: Greased Paper Windows

Animals and birds are limited  to what kind of house or nest they can build. When we discover an animal’s home, we can almost always tell what sort of animal it belongs to.  Even with birds, no two kinds will build the same sort of nest.  Some nests are tidy and tight and look just like a bird’s nest from a [...]

Steve Spangler Explains the Science Behind on The Doctors Science Lab

Steve Spangler visited the set of The Doctors Science Lab this week to share lessons on the science behind some health discomforts...   With Steve as their lab instructor, The Doctors donned their lab coats and went to work. They used Red Cabbage Indicator, Milk of Magnesia, giant flasks and a few 'glubs' of vinegar to demonstrate how antacids work and the classic Elephant's [...]

Tragedy in Colorado – The Science Behind a '100 Year Flood'

The Colorado Front Range is still reeling after a major storm dumped more precipitation on areas in 24 to 48 hours than they receive in an entire year. The result was 20-foot walls of water rushing down the sides of mountains, rivers coming over their banks, roads and bridges washed away and houses flooded. Hundreds of roads and bridges washed away [...]

What Are the Next Generation Science Standards and Why Do We Need Them?

A few weeks back, we demystified the Common Core State Standards to clearly explain what they are all about. Common Core does not cover science. The Next Generation Science Standards were designed to set a national standard in science and give teachers and their students direction towards college prep and careers in science. Before the NGSS came into play, the states used the National Science Education [...]

Outdoor Summer Science Fun – Sick Science! Bubble Snakes

We love bubbles at Steve Spangler Science. We've made frozen bubbles, smoky bubbles, giant bubbles, bouncing bubbles and fire bubbles to name a few. This time, we make colorful, snaking bubbles that come out of a homemade bubble blower. http://youtu.be/HISGtXb2gZc Bubbles usually only come as individual spheres of soap and water. To blow the perfect bubble takes patience and a little bubble-science. Sometimes, [...]

The Science Behind Tornadoes

By Blog Editor Susan Wells Rescuers are still digging through the rubble and debris after a monster tornado roared through Moore, Oklahoma yesterday. Spectacular video is surfacing of the tornado that leveled neighborhoods, schools and more. How Does a Tornado Form? Tornadoes need two things to form - a thunderstorm and wind shear. Wind shear is created from winds blowing in different directions [...]

Tornadoes in a Bottle – Discovery, Wonder and Science for All Ages

By Blog Editor Susan Wells For this week's Sick Science! Summer Camp, we put together a few new bottles and watched the vortex. I have worked for Steve Spangler Science since my oldest child was 3 years old and before I had my second. They have grown up playing with science toys. One of the first science experiments that I brought home from [...]