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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…
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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…
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Halloween Slime Sweepstakes

Halloween is Steve's favorite time of year and he believes it's not the same without a little ooey, gooey, spooky fun! To make your Halloween super slimey, Steve is giving away 20 - 32 oz Slime Kits beginning Oct 1 through Oct 23,…
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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…
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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…

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…
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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…
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The Science of Cupcakes

I wonder sometimes if people realize the incredible wonder of everyday science. . . . .  things we do every day, things we see, things we touch, things we eat. . . . you know, like cupcakes. Cupcakes are science.  Without science there…
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Jelly Marbles: The Versatility of Polymers

I love to play with Water Jelly Marbles.  These polymer orbs have so many uses, from play to gardening to home decorating to party fun and who only knows how many other uses. Who could ever guess that a pinch of tiny rock-hard "things"…
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How to Make a Button Lamp

Being pretty much buried in snow these past few weeks has made me think about Laura Ingalls Wilder's "The Long Winter." While we are not experiencing bone-wrenching cold and eave-deep snow from October to April as history shows that the…