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Water Vanish

Water Vanish

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 Book

Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes Book

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.
Insta-Snow Powder

Insta-Snow Powder

Insta-Snow® powder is the original fake snow polymer that turns ordinary water into a white fluffy substance that looks like real snow in seconds.

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Spangler Science Club – Making Science Fun Every Month

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, [...]

Science Boot Camp – Teachers get a lesson in making learning fun

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 [...]

Science Experiments!

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 Combine Thanksgiving and Science in your Elementary Classroom

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 [...]

Why Early Childhood Science Education is Important

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 [...]

Science Craft – Halloween Bead Patterns

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 [...]

5 Cool Science Experiments Using Pretty Much Nothing But Water!

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 [...]

5 Food Science Ideas for Your Kitchen or Classroom

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 [...]

The Experiment of the Week Keeps Them Interested in Science!

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 [...]