Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes is a geek-chic look at Spangler’s latest collection of tricks and try-it-at-home activities that reveal the secrets of science in unexpected ways. Amazing photographs accompany the step-by-step instructions, and simple explanations uncover the how-to and why for each activity. Make potatoes fly, bowling balls float, and soda explode on command.
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.
It’s a science lab in a bag. Make up a pile of Insta-Snow, experiment with waterproof sand and explore the science of UV light as you use the sun to make white beads instantly change colors. Grow a test tube dinosaur, learn how to make water disappear and make squishy jelly crystals. Recommended for children 8 and up.
If you have budding electricity and magnet enthusiasts, you know that their brains are permanently bustling with ideas of circuits, electromagnets, and more. There's no better way to educate and encourage them in their passion than with the Electricity and Magnet Kit.
How to Study Seeds with Popcorn
by Christy McGuire, Contributor
Students’ minds are turning to the holidays. You can harness some of that excitement by including some holiday-themed activities in your classroom.
There are many great learning activities that follow holiday themes. Here are two activities that combine Thanksgiving and science.
We love studying (eating!) popcorn seeds year round at our house.
Here are two [...]
A teacher isn't just an instructor. They are a mentor, a guide, a counselor, a protector and a large part of the village kids need to grow up grandly. This May, show your teacher appreciation without breaking the bank.
Parents - We've compiled a list of our favorite and unique gifts that kids can give their teachers without spending a lot of [...]
This past Monday, we shared our annual April Fools Day science prank video. Many of our customers and fans look forward to our prank each year. This year, we shared step by step instructions on how to build your own lightsaber from the Star Wars movies. The materials list included an empty can, Dilithium Crystal (actually a Ring Pop) and duct [...]
By Blog Editor Susan Wells
My girls and I don't like to hand out the standard paper Valentines from the store. Those are just boring. So each year we look for a different and unique Valentine to hand out. Since I'm known as the Science Mom at my girls' school, it's only fitting that we hand out something sciencey for the day [...]
By Guest Blogger Susan Wells
When you think of scientists, you think of the greats, like Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Issac Newton, Charles Darwin, Benjamin Franklin, Galileo Galilei and Nikola Tesla. But what about the women scientists? Our world would be lacking without their contributions to science and research.
A little while ago on our Twitter feed, @spanglerscience, we asked if anyone could name [...]
If you're a Seinfeld fan, you undoubtedly remember George Costanza's double-dip chip episode where he takes a chip, dips it, take a bite and dips it again - the famous double-dip. The best line in the whole episode comes from the guy at the party who confronts George and says, "When you take a chip... just take one dip and end [...]
We might like to play the same game during the holidays… Guess which toy the kids will play with the most after everything has been ripped open and the house is a disaster. That’s the criteria we used in selecting this year’s Top 25 Holiday Gift Ideas from SteveSpanglerScience.com. If you’re looking for a toy or gift that makes the person [...]
If you think back to your “show & tell” days, you probably brought your favorite stuffed animal or action figure to school. But some teachers are raising the bar by turning show & tell into more of a “demonstrate and learn,” and this little demonstrator is only five years old.
The Wilder Community Preschool is based in Littleton, Colorado and has an [...]
Editor's Note: A special thanks to guest blogger and good friend, Jane Goodwin, for this "colorful" post!
Remember how Pollyanna loved to see the rainbows all along the wall? Do you remember how she did that?
She made those rainbows with prisms from an old lamp. Prisms are a kind of many-sided piece of glass, and when the light shines on [...]
Note from the Editor, May 15th - Our Teacher Appreciation Contest has ended. We will be picking the winners today. Thanks to everyone who submitted their awesome teachers for the contest.
This is one of the greatest parts of my job - I always look forward to Teacher Appreciation month. My team at Steve Spangler Science would like to help you recognize [...]