Little House Science: The Milk-Fed Pumpkin

I think there might be more science in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Farmer Boy” than in all the other Little House books combined, and that, my friends, is a huge, heavy, awesome load of science! “Farmer Boy” is the story of Laura’s…
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Preparing for Halloween Parties

The temperature is getting cooler and it's starting to get dark earlier.  Leaves are changing on the trees and pumpkin flavored items are starting to arrive in the super markets.    It's a great time to drink cider and shop for new science…

Halloween Science Activities from The Spangler Effect

Thank you for joining us on The Spangler Effect Live this week for our last minute Halloween science demos and activities. During the two hours, Steve and Higginsworth shared a lot of fun, messy and loud experiments for spooky fun. If you missed…
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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…
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Amazing Hands-on Halloween Science Activities Spangler LIVE Wednesday, October 30

Halloween is the perfect time to whip up a perfect batch of gooey slime or to amaze your friends with the coolest dry ice experiments. And maybe a few disembodied hands. The response from our first live episode of The Spangler Effect was…

The Best Fake Blood Recipes for Halloween

There is a science to making the most realistic-looking blood. Put on your scientist safety glasses and get ready for a little experimentation. Most of the fake blood recipes below require only a few ingredients, but don't get caught up in…

The Absolute Best Slime Recipes for Halloween

We are less than two weeks away from Halloween and what's more fun than making your own slime? It's ooey, it's gooey and perfect for grossing people out as your Booger Slime dangles from your nose. Or whip up a batch of glow in the dark slime…

Decorating Glow in the Dark Magnetic Pumpkins for Halloween

By Blog Editor Susan Wells I've carved pumpkins every Halloween with my children for years. Confession - I really hate it. 1. The pumpkin guts sting my hands. 2. It's hard to scrape and clean it out. 3. It makes a big gloopy mess without a…
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White Lightning Stick - A Perfect Companion on Halloween Night

When the lights are on, the White Lightning Stick looks like a plain styrofoam tube. Turn off the lights, and the White Lightning Stick comes alive - strobing with green, red and blue. Change the setting and it will also change through the colors…

Ultimate Halloween Party Ideas from the Spangler Effect

A huge thank you to everyone who joined us today for our live Spangler Effect where Steve shared his best science demos for Halloween. They are perfect for a Halloween party, haunted house, classroom, birthday party or just some October fun.…