Water Vanish is a clever piece of science magic that will have your friends scratching their heads. The secret to making water disappear is a superabsorbent polymer and a little magic flair. All SICK Science kits come with online access to instructional videos.
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.
It's a big day around the Spangler Labs - we are shipping hundreds of our Spangler Science Club kits to our new members.
To those of you who have gifted or joined as a member, we welcome you with open arms to the first kit of the month club that not only delivers more than a dozen experiments to your door each month, [...]
I think our photographer, Shawn Campbell, put it best when he described what happened at our Hands-on Science Boot Camp™ in Anaheim last week...
The moment these teachers arrived there was an energy in the room that turned the day into much more than just a day of doing science experiments. Anytime you have that much energy and fun in one room, [...]
FALL IN! That's what 99 elementary teachers did as they "reported for duty" at the Hands-on Science Boot Camp in Denver. The purpose... to explore new and creative science integration strategies for making science education come alive in their classrooms. Named "Operation Just Do Science," the intensive two-day, hands-on science training targeted early childhood through third grade teachers who [...]
For some students, the science fair is coming up pretty soon, and it's high time they started thinking about some cool experiments.
For other students, the science fair is a long way off, but even so, it's never too soon to start thinking about some cool experiments.
Whether you need some ideas really soon, or whether you'll need some ideas down the road [...]
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 [...]
Steve Spangler recently participated in #TeacherFriends Twitter chat and met some amazing teachers. Here are the questions and his longer-formatted answers about science education today.
1. Why is early childhood science education important?
For young learners, science is just an extension of their everyday world. We don’t have to teach young children how to wonder, discover, and explore through play because they do [...]
This cute activity is perfect for a Halloween party or crafting afternoon. We used Color Changing UV Beads in these Pony Bead Critters that can hang from backpacks, zippers, lockers, classroom ceilings, party favor bags or wherever. They will even change color in the sunlight.
Here's step-by-step instructions on how to make a skull using UV Beads. We've also included links to other sites that [...]
You don't need to spend a lot of money on science supplies. Heck, with these, all you need to do is turn on the water faucet!
1. Okay, ice is water, right? How do ice skaters glide across the ice so smoothly and quickly? It’s all about the science. Get out a dinner plate and put a large glass on it, upside [...]
There’s a saying in my head that food is the essence of life. And since science is the understanding of life, it only makes sense that when you can involve food in your science demonstrations, projects, and experiments, you most definitely should involve food in your science demonstrations.
Whether you call it kitchen science or delicious science or any number of cute [...]
School has started for most students by now, and many parents are wondering how to keep their kids interested in science - and other subjects - after school and on weekends. My suggestion to these concerned and interested parents is to subscribe to the Experiment of the Week!
Once you subscribe, you'll get a super interesting science experiment in your email once [...]