A New Way to Make Coffee

I am constantly searching for new science demos and cool gadgets to show on my weekly television segment called Making Science Fun on KUSA-TV. One of the problems I've encountered over the years is that people remember the stuff you do on television…

Flying Potatoes at the Michigan Early Childhood Conference

I had the wonderful pleasure of presenting the keynote address at the Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children (MIAEYC) 2005 conference. This presentation was, however, a little more challenging than most because of what DID…

Exploding Soap Bubbles

One of my all time favorite science demos. Some day we'll all be driving cars powered by hydrogen. Learn More EXPLODING HYDROGEN BUBBLES Click to Start and Stop Video

Teachers Advocate Stealing?

I just returned from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) convention in Dallas and the experience was fantastic. The convention organizers knocked everyone's socks off with a first rate conference. But there was one little probelm.…

Great Workshop at NSTA 2005

What do you get when you cram 83 teachers into a small room with an endless supply of kitchen chemistry ingredients? You get an outstanding teacher workshop at the NSTA 2005 convention in Dallas. Kathy Denman, Mary Pat Weingardt, and John Walsh…

10,315 Missing Teachers

If your child's science teacher is not at school today, I'll put 10 to 1 odds that you'll find the teacher in Dallas, Texas. Why? It's the gathering place for close to 25,000 of the best science teachers in the world! Dallas is host to the National…

How to Make the Perfect Leprechaun Trap

You can try to trap those pesky little mischief makers, but they always seem to get away. Jack, my son and leprechaun hunter, came home from school several weeks ago with a mission: create a leprechaun trap. From the very start, he wanted…

Beware of Fake Snow Knock-Offs

Our customer service reps are frequently asked the difference between our Insta-Snow and the other fake snow products available on the market. The answer is simple. There is only one Insta-Snow® powder, as indicated by that circle "R" thing.…
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Classroom Behavior Management with Shake-Up Bottle

We enjoy sharing ideas from teachers that combine their creative methods with our science materials. Our materials are used well beyond the science experiments they were originally created for and used for a variety of unique ideas such as classroom…
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Stop Squeezing Science in Elementary Education

Fourth Graders in the United States Show No Gain in Science in 10 Years Science instruction must be an important and integral subject throughout a student's entire education. The subject is doubled up with social studies or pushed into…