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.
If you have budding electricity and magnet enthusiasts, you know that their brains are permanently bustling with ideas of circuits, electromagnets, and more. There's no better way to educate and encourage them in their passion than with the Electricity and Magnet Kit.
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 Christy McGuire, ThrivingSTEM.com
For those of us who live in the United States it is winter time right now. Most people think about snow as the main scientific aspect of winter. Some may even think about the increase in darkness. However, for most of us, winter also means your best chance to do electrostatics and have your demonstration actually work.
Electrostatics are all those [...]
The season of giving is upon us, so I know you are wondering who you can turn to when looking for the perfect gift for your little scientists, right? Steve Spangler Science, of course! And who better to answer all of your questions about what kits will work best for your budding professor, than your friendly Customer Service Team? Um.. no [...]
Let's talk about voice. Let's talk about connections. Let's talk about screaming.
I wear a lot of hats in the course of my days. This past week, I've been wearing this one:
The lesson last Halloween week in my writing labs was "Nobody will hear you unless you have a voice, and you'll only have a voice if you've got something to say." This ties to my [...]
How to Study Seeds with Popcorn
by Christy McGuire, Contributor
Students’ minds are turning to the holidays. You can harness some of that excitement by including some holiday-themed activities in your classroom.
There are many great learning activities that follow holiday themes. Here are two activities that combine Thanksgiving and science.
We love studying (eating!) popcorn seeds year round at our house.
Here are two [...]
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 [...]
Yes, it's true; I use all kinds of science in my writing labs to help my students connect the dots, from one cool thing to another. I've done this for many years. And guess what: this WORKS.
Here's the thing about learning: everything is connected to everything else. As soon as a student understands this one little point, things change.
Today's lesson instantly connects to [...]
The smell of 24 newly sharpened pencils is in the air - it must be time for Back to School supply shopping.
It's an emotional and expensive time of year for parents. Their babies are taking another step towards adulthood - entering a new grade and sometimes even a new school - be it kindergarten, middle school, high school or college.
Don't forget [...]
Gone are the days of searching for a good-willed and trustworthy passerby to ask to take a photo of you and your friend. (Which has greatly decreased overall camera theft! )
No more sitting still while your Grandma took your picture. Well, I guess we still have to do that..
Thank you technology, for allowing us to turn the camera face around to [...]
Happy Summer, teacher friends!
I have a couple of questions for you. I know, I know...there's a rule about no tests during summer. But, this test only requires a raise of an arm. No groaning, this will be fun.
Ready? Here we go!
Show of hands: Who loves shopping with Steve Spangler Science?
Yay! We love to know so many of you out there are [...]