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.
Spangler Seminars heads out to sea for the third time in June 2013 for Science at Sea in Alaska. Come aboard Holland America with our award-winning naturalist and Steve Spangler to explore the inside passage of Alaska. Travel to Juneau, Glacier Bay, Skagway, Ketchikan and Tracy Arm while experiencing one of a kind excursions and lectures only available to Science at [...]
Our blog editor (and my favorite contributor), Susan Wells, recently wrote an article about kindergarteners being banned from science fairs. Susan does a great job of reporting on science happenings that truly stike a nerve. In response to many of your comments, Susan asked if I would share an overview of a long-term research project that I'm working on with students, [...]
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 [...]
No one cared that it was cold outside. These kids could hardly wait to see what would happen next. Giggles and laughter bounced from child to child as the group of second graders positioned themselves around the 2-liter bottle of diet soda.
In a whispered voice, one boy asked, “Do you really think she’s going to do it?”
“Sure… she’ll do it, but [...]
Doubling the number of participants in science fairs is a personal goal of mine, mainly because of the approach taken to it by teachers.
We often tell kids that they have to participate in the upcoming science fair, but we haven't shown them how to do it. It's difficult to get good results when the process hasn't been modeled and the expectations [...]
If you loved Steve Spangler's Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes, then get ready for Fire Bubbles and Exploding Toothpaste. This second volume of 25 new and extraordinary experiments will bring out the mad scientist in everyone. With beautiful photographs, materials lists and step by step instructions this book will uncover the how-to and why for each experiment.
This book also includes a [...]
With spring fast approaching, the volunteer season is kicking into high gear — and parents are getting called on to volunteer from multiple directions.
Are you planning a science fair or science birthday party this spring? Maybe it’s an end of year class party or a field trip. Whatever it is, you will rely on the help from volunteers.
All the organization involved [...]