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Big Bag of Science

Big Bag of Science

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.
Boo Bubbles - Dry Ice Smoke Bubbles

Boo Bubbles - Dry Ice Smoke Bubbles

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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Back to School with Steve Spangler Science

Do I smell freshly sharpened pencils?  Is that the clicking sound of a brand new protractor?  Are you surrounded by notebooks, fun new pens and markers that you're dying to use? Yes!  It's back to school time! Not ready for back to school?   Wondering who do you turn to for help to start your new school year off right?   Back to School with Steve [...]

The Anatomy of a Flood – The Science Behind Flooding

Were the deadly and destructive floods that devastated large sections of the Colorado Front Range last week the result of climate change? Some scientists say yes. As a landlocked state, Colorado usually only has a few flood threats - from springtime runoff from mountain snow melt or summer thunderstorms that can dump a lot of rain in a small area. This is [...]

The Science Behind Hurricanes

Twenty-seven people have died and President Obama has declared New York a major disaster zone as the Superstorm Sandy continues to move across and devastate the Northeast. Sandy is one of the largest hurricanes to ever strike the United States. The storm covers an area of more an 1,000 miles. The storm has gone from a Tropical Storm to a Hurricane, back [...]

Preparing for Halloween Parties

The temperature is getting cooler and it's starting to get dark earlier.  Leaves are changing on the trees and pumpkin flavored items are starting to arrive in the super markets.    It's a great time to drink cider and shop for new science gear. (wink, wink) Yes, it's officially becoming fall! What else do we enjoy during the fall?  Oh yeah, that autumnal celebration with [...]

Annular Solar Eclipse This Weekend – Share Your Photos With Us

By Blog Editor, Susan Wells Don't fear the werewolves and vampires this weekend. An annular eclipse will make it's way across the western United States. This Sunday, May 20th in the late afternoon, an annular eclipse of the sun will be visible to the United States and a narrow path across the northern Hemisphere. A partial eclipse will be visible in East Asia, [...]

Reaching a Communication Balance – Best practices for Parent-Teacher Communication

By Carissa Rogers and What do parents and teachers have in common? We want what’s best for our kids…and we’re busy! Parents and teachers don’t get to spend much time together,  plus the teacher is out numbered, easily having 50-60 class parents! Building a strong parent-teacher relationship can be challenging. However, the closer the connection between teachers and parents, the better our kids [...]

Colorado Inventor's Showcase – How to Turn an Idea into a Product

The world is filled with great ideas, but few people know how to turn an idea into a product. But that's just the start of the uphill climb. Product ideas need money to grow from the prototype stage to the initial production run. Did anyone mention the creativity and capital needed to get consumers interested in the product? And that's [...]

Water Can Explode in the Microwave

Did you know that heating water in the microwave can actually be dangerous? While sharing this story with audiences, I've learned that many people have had similar experiences but never understood why the water just blew up. It's an important piece of science to share with others in hopes of preventing a potential disaster. The American Burn Association (ABA) has identified scald burns [...]