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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.
Hand Boiler

Hand Boiler

It’s a classic science toy that uses your body heat to make the liquid in the glass ornament bubble just as if it were boiling.

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Squishy, Squeezy, Messy, Color Mixing Kitchen Science

By Blog Editor Susan Wells Some of our most popular kitchen science experiments at Steve Spangler Science involve color mixing and oil and water blobs in Lava Lamps. We came across this fun twist that involves color mixing and oil and water blobs, so I had to try it with my kids... Materials Water Vegetable Oil or Baby Oil Giant Test Tubes (or empty bottles) Pipettes (or spoons) Color Fizzers [...]

Halloween Science Activities from The Spangler Effect

Thank you for joining us on The Spangler Effect Live this week for our last minute Halloween science demos and activities. During the two hours, Steve and Higginsworth shared a lot of fun, messy and loud experiments for spooky fun. If you missed the broadcasts, we have both available in this post. If you want more information on any of the [...]

Is the Hands-on Approach Really the Best Way to Learn Science?

Our focus at Steve Spangler Science is teaching hands-on science - don't read just about it in a text book, touch it, see it and live it. That's where discoveries are made and real learning begins. Some are challenging that focus on teaching science and pushing for more of a foundation in content before going into the lab.  Daniel Willingham (Why Don't [...]

The Science Behind Cooking a Turkey

By Blog Editor Susan Wells The turkeys are all defrosting (or at least should be) and come bright and early Thursday morning, millions will be cooking in ovens across the United States. The turkey is the star of our Thanksgiving holiday, so we asked the following questions to find out the science behind it. What is the best way to cook a [...]

The Science Behind Halloween Glowing Recipes

By Blog Editor Susan Wells Halloween is the time for glowing concoctions, decorations and science activities. Everything is better when it glows! Before we get into the experiments...first a quick science lesson on glow. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEcCenyXVVw Luminescence Luminescence is cool (pun intended!). It’s true. Things that are said to “luminesce” usually do so without needing or producing heat. You might think of it as “self-generated” light. [...]

Indoor Fun: How to Make Science Kids’ Play at Home

By Kristin Fitch From ZiggityZoom.com I have 3 boys.  From an early age I introduced my children to basic science concepts.  There was no room in our house for formalities, or serious science, at least not when my boys were only 2,4, and 6.  I was on a mission to encourage a love of learning, and to make sure I introduced my boys [...]

The Reviews are In – Fire Bubbles and Exploding Toothpaste is a Science Hit

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, [...]

ASTC 2011 – My Newest Favorite Science Conference

Where do science museums get all of their great ideas for exhibits, live demo shows and everything else that makes us say, "How did they do that?" The secret is ASTC… and I experienced the magic of ASTC this past weekend in Baltimore, Maryland. ASTC is the Association of Science-Technology Centers and their annual conference is nothing short of a meeting of [...]