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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.
Water Jelly Crystals

Water Jelly Crystals

These amazing pebble-sized polymer crystals grow into huge pieces of gel-like material when you add water. Explore the science of superabsorbent polymers.
Larry's Lab - Polymer Science Kit

Larry's Lab - Polymer Science Kit

$49.99
Explore the molecule-twisting, mind-bending chemistry behind polymers with our favorite collection of water-absorbing powders, crystals and spheres. We can't imagine a better kit to supply you with all of our erupting, growing polymers in one pail.
Boo Bubbles - Dry Ice Smoke Bubbles

Boo Bubbles - Dry Ice Smoke Bubbles

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Bubbles are cool and bubbles filled with fog are even cooler! Steve Spangler created Boo Bubbles as an easy and safe way for parents and teachers to explore the science of dry ice with fog-filled bubbles.

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The Science of Polymers — The Leak Proof Bag

Here's an easy and inexpensive way to get kids excited about science. All you need is a few pencils or cooking skewers, water and some plastic bags. This experiment is perfect for early childhood learners, preschoolers or even older children with a little adult supervision. Sharp pencils and skewers can also poke holes in your skin. This is a good experiment to [...]
The Spangler Science Experience Wows Kid City

The Spangler Science Experience Wows Kid City

Bloomington, Indiana's Kid City had a Spangler Science experience this week at Ivy Tech Community College, and according to a very professional exit poll it was a big hit!   After building models with marshmallows and toothpicks, (the winner took home an Insta-Snow prize) a trip to the restroom to wash all that marshmallow dust off our hands was in order.  Before the [...]

Jelly Marbles: The Versatility of Polymers

I love to play with Water Jelly Marbles.  These polymer orbs have so many uses, from play to gardening to home decorating to party fun and who only knows how many other uses. Who could ever guess that a pinch of tiny rock-hard "things" would grow into beautiful crystal-clear orbs, hundreds of times their original size! The snow is finally gone and the [...]

5 Cool Science Experiments Using Pretty Much Nothing But Water!

You don't need to spend a lot of money on science supplies. Heck, with these, all you need to do is turn on the water faucet! 1.  Okay, ice is water, right?  How do ice skaters glide across the ice so smoothly and quickly?  It’s all about the science.  Get out a dinner plate and put a large glass on it, upside [...]

Avengers, X-Men, Loki, the Culinary Arts and Polymers

As I dug through my briefcase last Friday morning, I discovered some test tubes full of polymers. What. Doesn't everybody carry test tubes of polymers in his/her briefcase? Well, apparently I do. I didn't want to waste an opportunity. Just down the hall from the college office, there is a Culinary Arts department full of high school students earning dual credits for both [...]

Top 10 Science Stocking Stuffers Under $10

Are you looking for some creative, educational and unique things to stick in their stockings this year? Did you know science comes in all shapes and sizes? Do what Santa does...give the gift of science. Our top stocking stuffers are tiny in size but big in discovery. 1. Baby Soda Bottle Test Tube Experiments $3.99 each These small, durable test tubes are made from soda bottles. [...]

Best Science Toys for Kids

Are you looking for creative gift ideas that the kids won't set aside on December 26th? What about the present that gives the gift of discovery and learning? Here are our Top 12 Picks that make great gifts that open minds and keep them engaged for a long time.   (more…)

Leprechaun Science Secrets – The Best Activities for St. Patrick’s Day

During the month of March, everything starts to turn green, and not just the grass and trees. It's leprechaun season. Time to catch a sneaky little devil who hides gold coins while wreaking havoc all over. For years, we have shared our secret for surprising the kiddos on St. Paddy's Day morning by turning all of the water green in your house. [...]

Make a Love Connection with Valentines Day Science

Valentine's Day is a holiday known for its dedication to love, chocolate, and… science? The Science of Love of course! This year we are celebrating Valentine's Day science with a kit full of the most eye-catching, heart-grabbing, hands-on science we can find. You can use the Valentine's Day-themed activities however you want, with whoever you want, but we guarantee that the fun you'll [...]