Entries by Jane Goodwin

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Dry Ice Crystal Ball!

Dry ice is great fun all year, of course, but there’s just something about October and Halloween that really brings out the coolest dry ice experiments. One of my favorites is also one of Spangler Science’s simplest experiments.  All you have to buy is the dry ice, and dry ice is very inexpensive.  (Most grocery […]

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The Spangler Science Club

If your child has expressed an interest in science, or even if he/she hasn’t, a membership in the Spangler Science Club is the perfect gift, for no child can resist a box full of awesome toys and experiments every month in the mail! With the help and advice of science teachers and education experts from […]

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Growing Seeds in Water Jelly Marbles

While people are still planting seeds for the summer’s gardens, why not be a little novel about it and use some polymers, specifically Water Jelly Marbles, or Clear Spheres? Spangler Science’s Water Jelly Marbles – Clear Spheres –  have so many and varied uses, and gardening is one of those uses.  In fact, gardening itself […]

Non-Newtonian Inexpensive Fun

Non-Newtonian fluids are an aspect of science that is simple, interesting, and a lot of fun.  Non-Newtonian fluid experiments are also inexpensive; there are only two ingredients and both are probably already in your pantry. There are so many cool experiments to keep kids busy and their imaginations soaring, and most of them don’t cost […]

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Color Changing Flowers

Steve Spangler has admitted that most plants have a drinking problem, so I thought I’d see for myself if that was true. I experimented with capillary action and color changing flowers. I started out with four clear vases.  I didn’t have any two that were alike, but that just makes my experiment more interesting. Since I […]