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 stores are happy to sell you a [...]

Science Experiments!

For some students, the science fair is coming up pretty soon, and it's high time they started thinking about some cool experiments. For other students, the science fair is a long way off, but even so, it's never too soon to start thinking about some cool experiments. Whether you need some ideas really soon, or whether you'll need some ideas down the road [...]

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 all over the nation, Steve Spangler has [...]

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 has many and varied uses for Water [...]

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 much, if anything at all.  Non-Newtonian fluids [...]

Teach Sun Safety with UV Beads

There are so many creative things to make and do with Spangler Science's Color Changing UV Beads - that we're going to focus on how they teach sun safety. Our UV Color Changing Beads are pony beads that are treated so that they react with the sun's UV rays.  The beads are snow white when they are not in the sun, and then turn [...]

A Variety of Results with Insta-Snow Powder

Steve Spangler's Insta-Snow is not only a useful science experiment, science fair project, gardening or decorating activity; it is also a ton of fun!  When you play with it using martini glasses, it's even more fun.  Okay, they were plastic martini glasses from the dollar store.  Tell me these aren't elegant. I always get the bucket of Insta-Snow because I use it [...]

The Spangler Science Experience Wows Kid City

Bloomington, Indiana's Kid City had a Spangler Science experience this week at Ivy Tech Community College, and according to a very professional exit poll it was a big hit!   After building models with marshmallows and toothpicks, (the winner took home an Insta-Snow prize) a trip to the restroom to wash all that marshmallow dust off our hands was in order.  Before the [...]

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 would be dealing with fresh flowers, my next [...]

The Science Behind the Musical Fruit

I confess;  I often hesitate to fix and serve any kind of beans to my family because. . . well, you know why. There are all kinds of jokes about, well, "this," but what many people don't realize is that there's a reason why beans are so, um, chatty.  It's science.  It's biology.  And chemistry. It doesn't matter what kind of beans you've [...]