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.
We enjoy following some of our favorite blogging Kids Activity Moms on Pinterest. Here is a short round up of our favorites for St. Patrick's Day -
Shamrock crystals from Housing a Forest
Shamrock Color Viewer: a craft and a tool in one from Mama's Little Muse
Racing Leprechaun Balloons from Housing a Forest
Grow Leprechaun Hair in milk cartons from PlayDrMom.
Leprechaun Hunt from The [...]
During the month of March, everything starts to turn green, and not just the grass and trees. It's leprechaun season. Time to catch a sneaky little devil who hides gold coins while wreaking havoc all over.
For years, we have shared our secret for surprising the kiddos on St. Paddy's Day morning by turning all of the water green in your house. [...]
St. Patrick's Day is this week and it's time for the leprechauns to visit. Pull out your Green Fizzers, Green Slime, Leprechaun Insta-Snow and you are set. If the leprechauns have yet to visit your house and turn your water green, check out a past post It Turned Green! Cool Science Tricks for St. Patrick's Day. Or check out our Leprechaun [...]
Next to Halloween, St. Patrick’s Day is a favorite holiday of mine. From the first year the leprechauns turned our water green, I have worked hard to uncover the secrets of the leprechauns.
My crack team of Leprechaun Specialists have discovered how the sneaky little guys turn water and snow green, lay eggs and uncover hidden rainbows.
The leprechaun science doesn’t end there. [...]
When it comes to gardening, Leprechauns have a green thumb. That’s not to say that they really have a green-colored thumb (even though they do). It means that they are really good at growing plants. Leprechauns are so incredible at gardening that they don’t even need soil to grow their plants!
What You’ll Need
Sponge (Green would be an excellent choice)
Seed packet (Lettuce, spinach, or broccoli work [...]
By Blog Editor Susan Wells
It's almost time for leprechauns, shamrocks and green water. Yes, it's March and time for St. Patrick's Day. If you are looking for some activities and fun things to do with your kids at home or students in the classroom, we have a few ideas.
Start with a plan, maybe even diagram your design, then use Legos, [...]
Ann and her granddaughter shared their leprechaun trap with us earlier this week. They used our leprechaun trap as inspiration but "made it more girly." Instead of PVC pipe, they made a tree from branches with green glitter and added green Lucky Charms for leaves. The bait is also Lucky Charms Double Clover Leaf edition. When the leprechaun tries to steal [...]
It’s St. Patrick’s Day eve. The day when children and adults alike put the finishing touches on their leprechaun traps.
Catching a leprechaun is tricky business. They are very sneaky and don’t play fair, so no one has ever caught a leprechaun.
My boys and I build a leprechaun trap every year to try and catch these dastardly creatures.
In building a leprechaun trap, [...]
It's been quite a year for us at Steve Spangler Science... in fact, when the year starts out with 50 off your closest friends helping you wish Ellen DeGeneres a Happy Birthday, you know big things are in store. Whether we were letting fans ride on the infamous Bed of Nails at NAEYC 2009 or launching trash cans with a police [...]
Is geek status now cool? I guess it depends on who you ask. But Todd Bailey at WIRED seemed to like the Leprechaun trap and the green water trick - totally freaked out my kids when they turned on the faucet and the water came out green. Read the story. Maybe I should send Geek Dad my latest weekend adventure - [...]