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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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Not Everyone Hates The Science Fair!

Science Fairs get a lot of bad press these days, and I don't like it. Honestly? I think the only bad science fair is a science fair that a child is FORCED to enter every year. You heard me. The science fair should be 100% voluntary, most of the time.   Maybe it would be better if fifth grade, for example, was a [...]

The Fresh Prince of Science Fair

"The Fresh Prince of Science Fair" (To the tune of Will Smith's "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air") Now these are some lyrics all about when My board got judged with a pad and a pen. If you have a few seconds, just hang right there, I’ll tell you how I got a blue ribbon in the last science fair. In back of the library, past the [...]

Enter the 2013 Google Science Fair

Google has opened its online international Science Fair for kids between the ages of 13 and 18. Students can work alone or in teams. Find your passion, learn a little science and maybe win a prize. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8118hW7htSY&feature=share&list=PLLvf0rO_bj8Vis_4r1xOG0UhonwhXJuZy To enter, you only need a little inspiration, an idea and a Google account. Sign up at GoogleScienceFair.com. After signing up, run your test or experiment and [...]

Young Scientist Studies the Greenhouse Effect Through Science Fair Project

Steve visits many science fairs throughout the year and listens to students share their projects. This spring, he found a young man who did an amazing project on the Greenhouse Effect. Saul, a second grader, didn't just research his topic, he turned it into a true science fair project. The greenhouse effect is actually a natural process that keeps the Earth warm [...]

A Behind the Scenes Look at Science Fair Judging

By Blog Editor Susan Wells A few weeks ago, I was asked to be a judge at a local middle school's 8th grade science fair. I was so excited to volunteer to take on title of Science Fair Judge for the first time. I had no idea what to really expect or how to perform my judging duties as I drove to the [...]

Some Super Slippery Science Fair Projects from Steve Spangler and Friends

Steve Spangler had two talented and amazing scientists join him this week on his television segment at 9News. Both Elli and Bryce had science fair projects that tested and used different types of oils. Elli is a 4th grader. Her science fair project caught our eye because of all of the bubbling potions. Her project was to test which oil worked the [...]

Science Fair 911 – What If My Results Are Wrong?

By Blog Editor Susan Wells We take a lot of calls during science fair season and throughout the year from students and their parents for help on projects. One question we receive more than most is a concern when the results of the project didn't support the hypothesis or have the intended outcome. Let's start with the hypothesis. What is a hypothesis? After you [...]

Enter Parenting Magazine's Virtual Science Fair and Win $5,000

Our own Steve Spangler is a judge in the Parenting Magazine's Innovator's of Tomorrow Energizer Science Fair. Enter and you could win $5,000 and an opportunity to be featured in a 2012 issue of Parenting School Years Magazine. Children must complete their projects, but only parents can enter the online contest. The contest is open to children ages 6 to 12 years of [...]

Science Fair 911 – Tips for Teachers

By Guest Blogger Debbie Leibold  So, you're about to assign science fair projects to your students… now what? No need to worry, the Spangler Science team has some tips to make the science fair fun, interesting, and educational for your students (and easier for you)! First and foremost, if you are excited about the science fair, your students are sure to share your [...]

Science Fair 911 – Tips for Students

By Blog Editor Susan Wells  Whether you are required to participate in your school's science fair or if you are trying to decide whether or not to volunteer to participate, the hardest part of getting started is finding a project. I have organized my school's science fair for several years now, and I have found that once the project is picked, the kids [...]