Christmas Tree Safety

There's nothing that says "Christmas" more than a live Christmas tree with all the tinsel and trimmings in your living room. There's also nothing that says "fire danger" more than a dried out tree that can easily catch a spark from a nearby candle. The needles and branches on a Christmas tree give the tree a lot of surface area. Try to [...]

When Actor Rainn Wilson Asked Steve Spangler About the Science of Love, Things Got a Little Awkward

Actor Rainn Wilson of SoulPancake - a website where life's big questions are debated, mixed and turned to batter - recently made a visit to the Spangler Labs. He sat down with Steve Spangler and asked about the science of love. When Steve didn't quite have the answer, he vamped a little and tried to answer the question the best he could... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVkXBmIzNeQ Did [...]

Join us at the Barnes and Noble in Littleton for a Steve Spangler Book Signing

Meet Colorado's Science Guy - our own Steve Spangler. He will be at the Barnes and Noble at 8136 W Bowles Ave. in Littleton, Colorado on Thursday, December 6th between 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. to sign his books, Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes and Fire Bubbles and Exploding Toothpaste. Books will be available for purchase at the store. Unlike our past book signings, [...]

12 Days of Smart Toys Starts Today

Today, we celebrate the march toward the holidays with our 12 Days of Smart Toys.Each weekday, we will offer one of our 12 Educational Toys as the Deal of the Day. We can't tell you which item will be offered each day or the amount of the discount ahead of time. Deals start each morning at 12:00 a.m. and are in limited [...]

Mad Bubble Scientist – An Indoor Bubble Experiment for All Ages

By Genny Upton from In Lieu of Preschool  Bubbles!  Who doesn’t love bubbles!?!  We certainly love them at our house, but with the weather getting colder by the day, blowing bubbles outside is NOT at the top of my to-do list!  An easy solution we’ve found to beat the cold is to blow bubbles indoors!  It’s not very messy because we blow [...]

Creating Unforgettable Learning Experiences

By April Oaks Growing up, I did not like science.  It was by far my least favorite subject.  I didn’t understand it and it certainly wasn’t fun.  With exception to an amazing physics teacher in high school, I never had any other teachers who helped me see any value in science.  I did have great teachers… just not in science.   Now I’m the [...]

The Science Behind Cooking a Turkey

By Blog Editor Susan Wells The turkeys are all defrosting (or at least should be) and come bright and early Thursday morning, millions will be cooking in ovens across the United States. The turkey is the star of our Thanksgiving holiday, so we asked the following questions to find out the science behind it. What is the best way to cook a [...]

The Work of Scientists: Reasons to Read and Write

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 [...]

Borax Crystal Snowflake Ornaments – Kids Winter Blog Hop

What's more fun than running outside in the snow, building snow forts, snowmen and the best sledding ramps down the driveway and into the street?How about trying to catch snowflakes on your tongue or gloved finger? The only downside is the snowflakes melt as fast as they fall. Especially when you bring them inside. Using a little kitchen chemistry science, you [...]

Table Tricks to Keep Them Busy Before and After the Turkey is Gone

The holidays are fast approaching (how on EARTH did Thanksgiving sneak up like that?) Here is a collection of our favorite science magic tricks to entertain while the turkey is cooking and long after the wish bone is broken. Tablecloth Trick The table is beautiful. Everything is in it's place. Aunt Anne's china sits awaiting a feast. It's time to rip the tablecloth [...]