It's easy to set-up your own mad scientist laboratory filled with bubbling test tube potions, graduated cylinders filled with glowing liquids, pickled body parts, ghost eggs and more. Perfect for any Halloween party.
More outrageously thrilling science experiments from the guy who taught you how to turn your kitchen into a mad scientist laboratory. Best-selling author Steve Spangler shares 35 experiments with over 200 color photos delivered in a style that's fun to read and motivates the reader to dig in and try it. These science experiments are guaranteed to get oohs and ahhhs!
It's an ENORMOUS science kit containing loads of Spangler favorites for a great value. The 30-page instruction manual will guide you and your young scientist through each experiment with easy to follow directions and simple science explanations.
Self-proclaimed Mad Scientist Lab Coordinator and all around amazing mom Cara went above and beyond in planning her son Thomas’s 6-year-old birthday party this year.
Cara created a “secret lab” at her church. All attendees were given safety goggles & disposable lab coats (purchased from a medical supply store).
Thirty children, ages ranging from 4-7 years old, performed three experiments. They began their [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Should magic tricks be used as a way to teach science in today's classrooms? This question and about a dozen more were asked of me during an interview for an international magazine for the Society of American Magicians. The author of the article, Lindsay Smith, wanted to know my thoughts on a current trend in science assemblies and before-and-after school science [...]
By Blog Editor Susan Wells
Halloween is less than 30 days away and we are getting fired up at the Spangler Labs. One of our most popular Halloween science recipes is for slime. We began years ago with Borax and Elmer's Glue Slime, then added Cool Slime, Green Slime, Shaker Slime, Glacier GAK, Clear Slime and Atomic Slime to our free Experiment Library. This year we've [...]
Love it or hate it, if you live in the 45 states that have adopted it, Common Core is coming to a classroom near you by 2014. Common Core State Standards are a state-led effort by state governors and leaders. They were written by educators and standards experts. They give teachers, parents and students a clear understanding of what they need [...]
If you thought Steve Spangler’s book Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes pushed the limits of your inner mad scientist, Fire Bubbles and Exploding Toothpaste, the second volume of 25 new, extraordinary home experiments is guaranteed to knock your socks off! Seriously… your socks are going to fly across the room. The materials are easy to find and the directions are simple to follow, [...]
At the beginning of May, we asked you to nominate your favorite science teacher for our Teacher Appreciation Award. The entries came pouring in, and we are excited to spotlight our winners. Huge thanks to everyone who participated! We found some truly remarkable teachers out there and we are excited to feature them here... and each of our winners gets a [...]