If You Walk on Fire You Might Get Hurt - Science Secrets of Fire Walking

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy On Monday morning, Steve received a call from NBC Nightly News from a producer who wanted to learn more about the science of walking on fire. People can actually walk…

Tornadoes in a Bottle - Discovery, Wonder and Science for All Ages

By Blog Editor Susan Wells For this week's Sick Science! Summer Camp, we put together a few new bottles and watched the vortex. I have worked for Steve Spangler Science since my oldest child was 3 years old and before I had my second. They…

Staff Spotlight on Bryan - AKA Demo Gopher and Higginsworth

Q: Tell us a little about who you are… A: I am 27 years old and attended the University of New Mexico for Art, but was born and raised in Colorado.  I am very close with my family and wouldn't be where I am today if it wasn't for their constant…

Sugar Water Density Towers - Escape the Heat and Experiment in the Kitchen

By Blog Editor Susan Wells For this week's Sick Science! Summer Camp we experimented with density using sugar and water. Usually around this time of the summer we are looking for indoor activities to do on a rainy summer day. This summer has…

Will I Get a Sunburn on a Cloudy Day? Testing the Power of the Sun with Energy Beads

By Blog Editor: Susan Wells My girls hate applying sunscreen in the summer. It's their least favorite activity of all time. Headed to the park? Apply sunscreen. Headed to the pool? Apply sunscreen. Headed out on a bike? Apply sunscreen. MOM!!! They…

Dangers of Opening Glow Sticks

Glow sticks are incredibly popular for their simplicity yet versatility - birthday parties, evening outdoor activities, Halloween science and so much more. They are sold at many events and are found in stores everywhere. Even Steve Spangler…
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Save Electricity, Skip the Campfire, Go Old School and Cook on a Solar Oven

The hot, dry weather in Colorado has forced officials to enforce fire bans across the state. That means no campfires, no s'mores, no nuttin'. Or is it possible to harness the power of the sun using a technique that is used by Girl and Boy Scouts…

Take Your Ice Cream Party on the Road with Play & Freeze Ice Cream Maker

By Blog Editor Susan Wells Who says science needs to stay indoors? If you are looking for something to do on a camping trip, BBQ, picnic or party, take the science outside and make a little ice cream. Our Play and Freeze Ice Cream Maker is…
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Spectacular Science - 4th of July Activities

This is an encore posting from June, 2011 on 4th of July science activities. Many areas in Colorado have cancelled their fireworks displays this year due to extremely hot and dry conditions. Here are some ways to celebrate without fireworks…
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This Summer is One of Worst Fire Seasons in Colorado - The Science Behind the Wildfire

By Blog Editor Susan Wells Each year, an average of more than 75,000 wildfires burn an average of about 7 million acres of land in the United States. - U.S. Forest Service   We are in the midst of one of the worst fire seasons in Colorado…