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Big Bag of Science

Big Bag of Science

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.


These colorful percussion tubes range in length from 30 cm to 61 cm (12" to 24") and provide a full octave of consecutive notes. You can compose a simple tune by yourself, play together with your family, or drum with all of your friends. Experiment with the science of sound.
Deluxe Mentos Geyser Tube

Deluxe Mentos Geyser Tube

Launch a Mentos soda geyser 30 feet in the air with Steve Spangler's Mentos Geyser Tube. This variation includes interchangeable caps to change the eruption.
Bubble Gum Kit

Bubble Gum Kit

Let your young confectionary scientist have as much fun chewing their experiment as they will have learning the science behind it. Get ready for some sticky gooey fun! This kit makes over a half pound of the most delicious bubble gum.

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Coca-Cola Company is “Blase” About the Mentos Experiment

The recent article in the Wall Street Journal reported that the marketing gurus at the Coca-Cola Company are not all that excited about the pop culture phenomenon. "It's an entertaining phenomenon," said Coke spokeswoman Susan McDermott. "We would hope people want to drink (Diet Coke) more than try experiments with it." According to the article, Coke could use some extra buzz [...]

News Anchor Gets Soaked! Mentos Experiment Sets a New Record

Kim Christiansen thought that Monday would be just another fun, hands-on science segment with Steve Spangler. Little did she know that the bottles of soda would explode and she would be wearing the experiment. This is not the first time I've done the Mentos Soda Explosion on the air, but I can safely say that I've never gotten these great results [...]

The Wintergreen Lifesavers Trigger – A Variation on the Mentos-Coke Experiment

In response to a question about triggering the soda eruption, here's an experiment from the Fizz Factor book using Wintergreen Lifesavers and dental floss. The Ultimate Eruption II - Another minty variation of the Ultimate Eruption"”guaranteed to send your friends and family running for cover! Here's what you'll need... 2-liter bottle of diet soda 6 Wintergreen Lifesavers® Towel and/or a mop (by now, you know [...]

5 Viral Science Experiments You Did Not Know We Have Done Already

The term “viral” has undergone quite the makeover since the end of the 20th century. A word that used to have a connotation on par with “bacterial” has now become something that is sought after.  Going viral entails that something is spreading like proverbial wildfire. There’s viral marketing, viral memes, viral video, and viral photos. There are even viral science experiments. The [...]

Dr. Oz Uses Mentos and Diet Coke to Demonstrate the Anti-Diet Plan

Dr. Oz is known for his wacky and unique demonstrations to illustrate what happens inside the body. Recently, he donned a poncho and became the Mentos Boy in the Box. He stepped in a sealed container to demonstrate what happens in the intestines when a food that doesn't agree with body chemistry is introduced into the stomach. The giant plastic box acted [...]

Disney's New Animated Movie Wreck-It-Ralph Includes Mentos and Diet Coke Geysers

By Blog Editor Susan Wells My kids have been extremely excited to see the new animated feature film from Disney Studios, Wreck-It-Ralph since they first saw the trailers for it this summer. A movie about video game characters spanning 30 years? Disney has already hit a homerun for kids and their nostalgic parents and the movie doesn't open until Friday. And now there's [...]

Science Fair 911 – Demonstrations vs. Experiments

By Blog Editor Susan Wells When I was growing up, my school did not do a science fair. I had never been to a science fair until my oldest was in kindergarten. All I knew was it had something to do with baking soda volcanoes. Fast forward several years, and I now organize the science fair and encourage kids to get involved. Through [...]

Mentos Geyser Car – 12 Days of Wonder

By Blog Editor Susan Wells We have reached Day #9 in our 12 Days of Wonder. Today's spotlight science toy is Geyser Car. Steve Spangler Science is celebrating the 12 Days of Wonder and highlighting our top 12 science toys and kits that are perfect to put under the tree. As blog editor, social media coordinator and mom of two budding scientists, I [...]

Mentos Geyser Car Makes Splash at Toy Fair

We are showing our new Mentos® Geyser Rocket Car at the New York Toy Fair this week. Strap the car to a bottle of soda, like Diet Coke, drop in some Mentos® and let it take off. It goes fast and can reach speeds of up to 35 miles per hour and travel about 150 feet, so make sure you watch [...]