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.
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 [...]
I confess; I often hesitate to fix and serve any kind of beans to my family because. . . well, you know why.
There are all kinds of jokes about, well, "this," but what many people don't realize is that there's a reason why beans are so, um, chatty. It's science. It's biology. And chemistry.
It doesn't matter what kind of beans you've [...]
By Contributor Scott Yates
It’s true that not everyone is a fan of science fair projects.
But what if students could be involved in a project that directly affects them and their families? What if they could help prove that a governmental decision is a bad one, and one that should be reversed? What if the could get some extra sleep in the [...]
Do you need ideas for the science fair? Spangler Science has a board for that!
Are you looking for specific grade levels for activities for your students or your own kids? Spangler Science has a board for every grade level, from kindergarten through high school! And of course, science doesn't really have an age limit, so be sure to browse all our [...]
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 [...]
I think there might be more science in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Farmer Boy” than in all the other Little House books combined, and that, my friends, is a huge, heavy, awesome load of science!
“Farmer Boy” is the story of Laura’s husband Almanzo’s boyhood, on a huge farm in New York State, and since his family grew or made almost everything they [...]
Vinegar is a smelly staple of science educators everywhere. The solution of acetic acid is the most often-used, simple acidic solution in the lab, and it’s non-toxic and safe to be handled. It’s no wonder that vinegar is a key component of tons of activities and projects for all sorts of chemically based experiences. What’s that? You only know that classic [...]
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 [...]
Baking soda and vinegar experiments begin with the classic science fair volcano and end with homemade rockets. It's not surprising - this reaction creates bubbly, fizzing potions that are fun to create over and over.
We decided to put a Valentines twist on the baking soda and vinegar experiment and try it with frozen hearts.
The best part? Even though this experiment stinks [...]
Isabella is a 5-year-old super science kid who lives in Caguas, Puerto Rico. She has been conducting science experiments since she was two years old.
Isabella is a very curious child. She wants to know how things work, she’s very interested in nature, animals, the weather all those things fascinate her. When she was a toddler we took her to a children’s [...]