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.
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.
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 [...]
By Blog Editor Susan Wells
It's January and it's Science Fair season. The keywords, "science fair projects," "easy science fair ideas," and "science fair help" are some of the top searched terms on Google in the month of January as students and their parents get online to look for help on their science fair projects.
Participating in the school science fair is a fantastic [...]
Contributed by Susan Wells
Blog Editor - Steve Spangler Science
What age should children begin participating in science fair? Should science fairs be judged? How much involvement should parents have in their child's project? These are questions that are debated every year during science fair season.
I recently read a mother's frustrated rant about her child's school and how they ran their science fair [...]
By Guest Blogger: Karen Bantuveris, VolunteerSpot
Mad Science Meets Crazy Easy Student Science Fair Planning
Building extravagant dioramas and goo filled volcano models is only half the battle for creating a successful science fair. There’s a lot of work that goes into coordinating and planning this staple of elementary school life, and this post is dedicated to making it an easily navigable event [...]
It's science fair time for many schools across the country. If you're a parent of a young scientist who is turning your kitchen into a laboratory, and you're overwhelmed, here are some ways to make the project more meaningful. Participating in the school science fair is a fantastic opportunity to uncover the power of the scientific method. You'll ask new questions, discover [...]
With strong parent support and amazing teachers to encourage a love for science, Roxborough Elementary is celebrating the largest participation in their Science fair this year.
Science fair can be a daunting event for both students and their parents. But participating in science fair doesn't have to be scary. All it takes is a question to get started. It can be a [...]
Have you signed up for your school’s science fair but haven’t picked a science fair project? Or are you thinking about joining your science fair but don’t know where to start?
Participating in the science fair is an amazing opportunity to learn about the scientific method, ask questions, explore, make new discoveries and gain an understanding of how science works.
The start to [...]
As parents, we know it’s important for our children to wear safety helmets when biking, skiing, skating or participating in any activity where there’s a chance of a fall or crash. But have you ever wondered which helmets are the best in protecting their noggins?
Third grader Jack Liebold took this question on for his science fair project. The problem? How do [...]
Welcome to the 202nd Carnival of Education! There are, scientifically speaking, only 12 days of Christmas - beginning with Christmas Day and extending on into January, ending with Epiphany - but, scientifically speaking, there are MORE than 12 excellent educators and teachers right here who have all kinds of valuable and invaluable hints. Let's all put on our lab coats, [...]