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.
Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes is a geek-chic look at Spangler’s latest collection of tricks and try-it-at-home activities that reveal the secrets of science in unexpected ways. Amazing photographs accompany the step-by-step instructions, and simple explanations uncover the how-to and why for each activity. Make potatoes fly, bowling balls float, and soda explode on command.
Each of these giant test tubes holds a cool science experiment. Learn about super strong bubbles that you can touch, make and mold your own super bouncing ball, write secret messages with disappearing ink and make a batch of slimy, gooey Insta-Worms.
It’s a science lab in a bag. Make up a pile of Insta-Snow, experiment with waterproof sand and explore the science of UV light as you use the sun to make white beads instantly change colors. Grow a test tube dinosaur, learn how to make water disappear and make squishy jelly crystals. Recommended for children 8 and up.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Summer is wrapping up and the scent of new school supplies is in the air. Time to start planning for the thunderous roar of children headed back to school. Here are ten activities, some from Steve Spangler Science, others from teacher bloggers to make the transition from the lazy days of summer back into the learning environment.
Steve Spangler Science has created [...]
Our blog editor (and my favorite contributor), Susan Wells, recently wrote an article about kindergarteners being banned from science fairs. Susan does a great job of reporting on science happenings that truly stike a nerve. In response to many of your comments, Susan asked if I would share an overview of a long-term research project that I'm working on with students, [...]
Leah is a homeschooling mom of six. She blogs about her experiences as a homeschooling mom on her blog, Almost Unschoolers. On the blog, she has a feature called "Sunday Science."
She recently posted about making a Do Not Open Bottle but using it in the garden. I love it when someone expands upon an experiment and makes it their own. If [...]
My oldest son wanted to know if I would come to school on the last day and do a really cool science experiment. Let's see... hmmm... a legitimate excuse to make a kaboom in front of 130 screaming 5th graders? I'm in. But as I started to think about what I would do, the teacher in me kept whispering, "Do something [...]
Pack the tent, the cooler and the bug spray and take the kids out for the Great American Backyard Campout on June 26th.
The campout, in its fifth year, is sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation. The location of your campsite isn't as important as the family time spent connecting and enjoying the great outdoors. Camp in your backyard or at a [...]