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.
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 [...]
Some of us grew up with fantastic science teachers. Mrs. Russell, Mr. Steward, and Mr. Landis are names that you won’t necessarily recognize, but they’re the three science teachers I’ve had in my entire lifetime. I will never forget them, because they were and are awesome science teachers. (Forget the fact that I graduated with less than 20 kids in my [...]
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 [...]
By Blog Editor Susan Wells
You've picked the perfect project, pulled together your materials and variables, conducted your experiment. You can see the finish line. But there is one last piece of the science fair project that remains...the project display board.
I've been surprised in my working with students and their parents that the display board can make even the most confident scientists [...]
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 that time of year again. Snow is melting, temperatures are starting to rise a bit and your child has to work on a science fair project.
The dreaded science fair project.
The goal of the science fair is to teach the scientific method and give students insight into how to theorize, set up, perform and draw conclusions from an experiment. But it’s so much [...]
By Blog Editor Susan Wells
The stress of back to school usually starts in our house as the end of July nears, and school supply lists arrive with registration packets. My kids start worrying about losing the later bedtimes, non-stop play dates and extra free time. Over the next three weeks, we will be sharing some tips and advice for easing the [...]
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 [...]
The always curious people over at technoHOLIC recently purchased a neodymium magnet and a few other supplies from our online store for a demonstration on liquid body armor. They wanted to show that a magnetic field could cause certain liquids to behave as solids. Okay, I have to admit that I knew nothing about liquid body armor before clicking on the [...]
We're excited to announce the partnership between Steve Spangler Science and Mentos - actually the company who owns the Mentos brand Perfetti VanMelle USA. For the past six months, our Mentos mad scientists and a number of our Spangler Science teacher ambassadors from across the country have been working on new contraptions that produce the best geysers you've ever seen. Geyser [...]