Spin a water vortex in two soda bottles with a classic science toy called a Tornado Tube®. Comes with some of Steve Spangler’s favorite variations. All SICK Science kits come with online access to instructional videos.
It's an ENORMOUS science kit containing loads of Spangler favorites for a great value. The 30-page instruction manual will guide you and your young scientist through each experiment with easy to follow directions and simple science explanations.
We have an amazing staff at Steve Spangler Science - from the crew in our Distribution Center who carefully packages each product then ships it out to you, to our Customer Service Team who takes care of you on the phones and online, to our Administrative Team who keeps our business humming, to our Creative Team, who handles our website, social [...]
There's only one problem with these "best of" video lists... someone has to actually sort through all of the videos and come up with a list! Props to our genius video editor, Bradley Mayhew, for all of his editing magic in 2008. When the year starts out with 4,500 pounds of cornstarch and water and a cement truck on The Ellen [...]
As we wrap up 2008, I'm excited to report that we've added more than a hundred new videos to our ever-growing library of cool science videos and science fair project ideas. We are told that this science video library represents the most complete collection of science activities, experiment ideas and science demonstrations online to date. Thanks to everyone for your feedback [...]
When we read, we are doing far more than interpreting symbols on a page. We are privileged. We are invited guests. We are peeking through windows, listening through keyholes, using context clues to figure out what’s going on in both familiar and unfamiliar environments. Our ability to put things in order, in our minds, as we read and observe a writer’s [...]
We first shared our Iron for Breakfast experiment around 19 years ago, but this week our video got monster amounts of attention. All the attention started with the Today Show. Soon after, Cheezburger featured the experiment as their Experiment of the Day. Finally, we got great articles from The Toronto Star and Gizmodo before being featured on Yahoo!
This video is just one of 126 videos created by Steve Spangler [...]
By Blog Editor Susan Wells
Pinterest is the latest time-sucking social network to rise above the rest. If you are a visual person looking for recipes, home decorating tips, crafts for the kids or cool vacation spots, Pinterest is your network. But what about professionals and educators? The virtual bulletin board filled with lots of eye-candy is also the perfect resource for [...]
The summer is heating up. In Denver, we've hit the triple digits. What's the best way to beat the heat?
By eating ice cream of course!
Don't worry about going to the store - grab some ice, sugar and cream and mix up a batch of your own. But before you start, let's do a quick science lesson on ice cream.
The freezing temperature [...]
Bubbles! Bubbles! Bubbles! My bubbles!
It's one of the most memorable scenes from Finding Nemo. We also love bubbles at Steve Spangler Science. The science of bubbles is as fascinating as bubbles are engaging.
First, start with a good bubble solution. The secrets behind great bubbles are dish soap and glycerin. Just don't use the antibacterial dish soap. Dawn works the best.
Glycerin is [...]
What kind of cereal do you eat in the morning? Are you a Fruit Loops kind of person or more serious, like a Total cereal eater? Whatever you eat, turn the box to the side and look at the ingredients. If your cereal is "iron fortified" what does that mean? Is there really iron in your flakes?
Here's an easy way to [...]
For the next two weeks, we are celebrating the incredible edible scientific egg with experiments that you can do using an egg. Or several.
We start with making Naked Eggs.
Did you know you can dissolve an eggshell and make a rubber egg that bounces? All you need is a little kitchen science know-how and some patience and you can do it.