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5 Food Science Ideas for Your Kitchen or Classroom

There’s a saying in my head that food is the essence of life. And since science is the understanding of life, it only makes sense that when you can involve food in your science demonstrations, projects, and experiments, you most definitely should involve food in your science demonstrations. Whether you call it kitchen science or delicious science or any number of cute [...]

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 [...]

Blast Back to School with End of Summer Fun!

As the long lazy summer days begin to dwindle and the new school year fast approaches,  it's a rush to pack in all of your summer fun. Wait a minute.., do I see you moping?  That is no way to enjoy the last few days of vacation time. Turn that frown upside down and blast back to school with end of summer fun! Not sure what to do [...]

Science Takes a Summer Vacation – Selfies from the Road

Although our science kits and materials don't sit on the shelves in our distribution center for long, they are still granted a summer vacation, like all of our human staff members at Steve Spangler Science. Our science kits are also not exempt from the selfie craze. We gave our science kits a one week summer vacation and let them lose in the world. [...]

Benefits of Creating an Account with Steve Spangler Science

It's a good day. The sun is warm and the popsicles are cool...and you're shopping on   You've put a ton of super fun experiments into your shopping cart and have decided that you've fulfilled your science spending quota for the day.  (Of course it was a little more than you wanted to spend, but the kids are worth [...]

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 [...]

Earn a Science-Themed Badge at Junior Ranger Programs at a National Park

By Contributor Jacquie Fisher, KC Edventures The Junior Ranger programs in our National Parks are a wonderful way to introduce kids to hand-on science opportunities.  Science and nature activities are offered to kids and families are more than 200 of our National Parks and Monuments. We love the Junior Ranger programs and have attended quite a few over the years.   Kids as young [...]