Engage young scientists with a guided adventure into microscopes and the microscopic world with the TK2 Microscope and Biology Kit. The TK2 Microscope is high-powered yet incredibly easy to use, making it the perfect microscope for kids 10 and up.
The Mini 6-in-1 Solar Kit is one amazing solar panel that is strong enough to power a solar puppy, windmill, car, boat, and 2 types of planes – 6 kits for the price of one! The amount of renewable fun is almost as amazing as the renewable energy. Power a small motor that’s capable of spinning up to 12,000 RPM. This do-it-yourself kit will have scientists, young and old, entertained for hours.
Hello kitchen scientists. Whenever you mix two or more things together, you're doing science - specifically, chemistry. In the kitchen, chemists are at work every day! Kitchen science is something we can all do, and usually the results are yummy. So, let's be chemists, and create something new (and yummy) by mixing a few simple things together! Let's start with some [...]
The first images and video of a giant squid swimming in the ocean depths has been captured by a Japanese-led group of scientists, with support from the Japanese national broadcaster NHK and the Discovery Channel.
The squid was on the small side - only about 3 meters (10 feet) long. The largest ever found measured about 18 meters. The giant mollusk's eyes are [...]
By Blog Editor Susan Wells
Do you have a pint-sized scientist in your life? Do they want to set up a mad scientist laboratory in your kitchen?
We meet so many parents, grandparents and other influential adults who know a child who is obsessed with science. These supportive adults are constantly looking for new ways to inspire their budding scientist, even if they [...]
By Becky Spence - This Reading Mama
Real scientists read the newest research to keep up with the latest trends. Real scientists write their hypotheses, observations, and ultimately their findings in research journals and articles. Real life scientists have real life, authentic reasons to read and write. And as teachers, we can also create authentic reasons for our students to read and [...]
Twenty-one Boy Scouts from the Mesa, Arizona area recently came together to earn a Merit Badge in Nuclear Science. Yes, Nuclear Science.
This lesson wasn’t as easy as it sounds.
The scouts built electroscopes and cloud chambers to earn their badge.
They also had to learn about radiation, radiation hazards, radiation safety; define terms like “atom,” “gamma ray,” & “beta particle;” construct a 3-D [...]
NASA is looking for high school students across the country who want to participate in their INSPIRE program - Interdisciplinary National Science Project Incorporating Research and Education Experience.
The year-round program is for students entering 9th through 12th grade for the 2011/2012 school year in good academic standing and an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics or STEM, education and careers. [...]
By Guest Blogger Susan Wells
When you think of scientists, you think of the greats, like Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Issac Newton, Charles Darwin, Benjamin Franklin, Galileo Galilei and Nikola Tesla. But what about the women scientists? Our world would be lacking without their contributions to science and research.
A little while ago on our Twitter feed, @spanglerscience, we asked if anyone could name [...]
What happened to all the oil that spilled in to the Gulf of Mexico region this spring and summer? Scientists say the nontoxic elements became dinner for plankton.
During the spill, which began with an explosion, fire and sinking of the BP oil rig, Deepwater Horizon on April 20, 2010, an estimated 172 million gallons of oil poured into the ocean.
The nontoxic [...]
It's not unusual for our office to get a call or two a week from the media about the Mentos Geyser experiment. Most of the inquires focus on how the reaction works or questions about MENTOS myths. When Tom Whipple from the London Times called, his interest in the MENTOS Geyser focused on the vehicle used to popularize the experiment [...]
After announcing that I am honored to act as the National Spokesperson for 4-H's National Youth Science Day, I have been keeping up with lots of news about the use of Hydrogels in modern science. Here at Steve Spangler Science, we have been playing with these superabsobent polymers for years and are excited to introduce them to a new group of [...]