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.
Sometimes I feel like several different people when I talk or think about education. Most of me can't even begin to comprehend how anyone could not want to learn as much as possible, every passing moment. Some of me can understand how a person can be too exhausted from the labor and stress of a typical day to even think about [...]
By Blog Editor Susan Wells
My daughters, husband and I are all Harry Potter fanatics. Our obsession began last summer when my then 6-year-old and I began reading The Sorcerer's Stone. After completing the book, we all watched the movie. Then my older daughter and husband were also hooked.
Part 2 from September 28, 2012
For my daughter's seventh birthday, she wanted a Harry [...]
The Kid's Science Challenge, presented by the radio series Pulse of the Planet and the National Science Foundation, is open for students in 3rd to 6th grade. It's a unique opportunity for students to explore the world of science and technology and share their ideas with real live scientists. The competition also offers lots of cool prizes including trips to meet [...]
We have lots of teacher friends in Texas, and our most recent stops in Dallas and San Antonio brought together almost 300 teachers from all walks of education. You might expect that these one-day science teacher workshops would be heavily dominated by upper elementary and middle school teachers, but it's great to see an amazing turnout by early childhood teachers, informal [...]
It's dry ice season, or Halloween time. It's all the same in our office. Every year I try to find something new and exciting to do with dry ice for Halloween. We receive hundreds of calls in the office at this time each year about where to find dry ice, how to store it and how to use it in the [...]
We're excited to introduce you to our naturalist, John Scheerens, who will participate in every aspect of the Science at Sea experience and provide us with his amazing insights and knowledge of the region. John is considered the teacher of teachers in Alaska serving as the training consultant for most of the major tour companies throughout Alaska. John has been featured [...]
The audience of teachers (PreK-Middle School) was especially lively during our Hands-on Science Boot Camp in Tampa. The turn-out was great with over 180 teachers packed into the ballroom at the Westin Hotel and each teacher had his or her own reasons for attending. One third grade teacher told me that her school had cut her science time down to less [...]
It must be a growing trend... or something in the hazardous materials industry is pushing people to teach science. I first met Todd Skoglund and Ken Rost (guys who are not exactly your typical classroom science teachers) at our Science in the Rockies training last summer. Acting as Educational Outreach Coordinators for SIGNET North America, both of these guys are great [...]
That's exactly what will happen when you visit your local Del Taco. We’re excited to announce the release of four science toys that we wrote for Del Taco as part of their Kid Loco Meals. The four toys are called Loco 2 Liter Learning because each toy comes with cool science experiments you can try at home using a 2-liter [...]
By Blog Editor Susan Wells
Do you have amateur ghost hunters running amuck in your house? Or are you looking for a fun activity to do during a Halloween or classroom party?
Look no further than our Boo Bubbles experiment. Boo Bubbles are fog-filled touchable, bouncing bubbles. The bubbles actually trap vapor from a mixture of dry ice and warm water to make [...]