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Popsicle Stick Chain Reaction Sick Science!

After the long holiday weekend, it's back to work and business as usual. During the break, all of us at The Spangler Labs enjoyed our time off and ate a few too many popsicles to stay cool. With all those popsicle sticks laying around, we had…
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Patriotic Layered Density Drinks for 4th of July

By Blog Editor Susan Wells As you know, all of us at The Spangler Labs enjoy a good liquid density column. Our 9-Layer Density Tower is shared across the internet. It is one of our most popular Pinterest experiment pins. We are always looking…
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Outdoor Summer Science Fun - Sick Science! Bubble Snakes

We love bubbles at Steve Spangler Science. We've made frozen bubbles, smoky bubbles, giant bubbles, bouncing bubbles and fire bubbles to name a few. This time, we make colorful, snaking bubbles that come out of a homemade bubble blower. http://youtu.be/HISGtXb2gZc Bubbles…
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Salt Water Density Straw Sick Science!

Create a colorful rainbow inside a straw while learning a lesson in density. This easy kitchen science experiment uses materials found in your house and can be done by kids of all ages (with a little parental assistance). Materials Salt Water Measuring…
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Create a Rainbow in a Bag - Pinch and Mix Color Mixing

By Blog Editor Susan Wells I'm occasionally asked by teachers and school groups to bring in a few hands-on science experiments for a class. One of my all-time favorite go -to activity is color mixing with Pinch and Mix goo. Steve Spangler Science…
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Teaching Student Leadership Lessons Through Needles and Piercings

Stand back and watch as I pull a needle through a balloon without popping it. This trick is a magicians' favorite. They can mystify an audience by putting a needle through a balloon and pulling through a ribbon without popping it. The demonstration…
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The Science Behind Composting - Nourish the Planet on Earth Day

By Blog Editor Susan Wells Spring time means getting out and enjoying the sun, watching the trees bloom and cleaning out those flower beds and garden patches and filling them with flowers and plants. Before you start clearing out the dead of…
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The Science Behind Clouds - On a Cloudy Day You Can See Weather

Have you ever wondered how clouds form? We all learn the water cycle in school - water falls from the clouds in the form of rain or snow and collects on the ground. The water on the ground heats up and turns to vapor and the vapor travels up…
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Extract the DNA from a Strawberry - Kitchen Science

DNA is the building block of all living creatures, plants and animals. It is found in the cells of animals and determines the genetics or make up of every individual organism. DNA is also present in the whole foods we eat. Thanks to the special…
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Dancing Spaghetti - A Lesson in Density

Who knew noodles could dance? Head to the kitchen, grab a handful of pasta noodles along with a few other materials and get ready for a science pasta party. This is some kitchen science that will have you learning about volume and density in…