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Christmas Science Craft - Pearl Swirl Reindeers

By Blog Editor Susan Wells My favorite part of my job as Social Media Manager at Steve Spangler Science is seeing all the amazing experiments and lessons teachers share with us on Twitter. Some of our nation's best teachers share how they make…

Stained Glass Bubble Wrap Window Decoration

As the holiday season hovers all around us, we have a fun color mixing activity that will also use some of the bubble wrap that abounds this time of year. Grab a few cups, some colored water and a sheet of bubble wrap to keep them entertained…
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Thanksgiving Table Tricks

At Thanksgiving, there's often more of a crowd at the table, which means, Thanksgiving is the perfect time for some cool table tricks; in other words, it's Thanksgiving Table Tricks Time.  Yes, it's that time of year - time to pull out the…
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Oozing, Bubbling Wizard's Brew

This is a kid-friendly activity that's perfect for Halloween or anytime you want to make a big mess in the name of science. The best thing about this kitchen science activity? It uses supplies found in your house. Materials Baking Soda Glitter Dish…

Learn the Water Cycle Through an Interactive Game

By Blog Editor Susan Wells Recently at a Girl Scout overnight, the girls worked on earning a badge while playing a game about the Water Cycle. It's hands-on, interactive and a great way to teach about water molecules and their journeys. The…
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Homemade Juice Bottle Rocket Launcher

All those juice boxes, pouches and bottles hold a little science inside - give them a squeeze, force the air out and shoot the straw at your sister. The only problem is the larger hole around the straw allows the air to leak out and the straw…
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Make Your Own Zoetrope Cartoon Animator

Things aren't always as we see or perceive them. There are many ways to trick your eyes with optical illusions and 3D images. A fun trick to play on your eyes is with a zoetrope. This classic tool turns multiple images into animation. http://youtu.be/eXgPPAhMuG8 A…

Create Your Own Diary of a Worm and Raise Your Own Night Crawlers

By Blog Editor Susan Wells We test and play with every product in our science toys catalog before selling them to our customers.During the month of August, we played with worms while learning more about their world in the Worm Vue Wonder. Worms…

Squishy, Squeezy, Messy, Color Mixing Kitchen Science

By Blog Editor Susan Wells Some of our most popular kitchen science experiments at Steve Spangler Science involve color mixing and oil and water blobs in Lava Lamps. We came across this fun twist that involves color mixing and oil and water…

Creating Discovery Bottles in a Kitchen Mad Scientist Lab

By Blog Editor Susan Wells Baby Soda Bottles get their name because they are actually plastic soda bottles before they are heated, stretched and blown up into the plastic bottles we all know. These perfect test tubes are large, clear and…