Glow in the Dark Jack-o-Lantern Halloween Party Favors

Ooey, gooey gross slime, brains and worms go hand-in-hand with Halloween. If you are a room mom or parent planning any type of Halloween party this October, we have the best Halloween party favor for your guests. The best part of this party…
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Eaten Your Fill? How to Experiment on Your Child's Leftover Halloween Candy

By Loralee Leavitt, CandyExperiments.com Kids love Halloween candy.  But too much candy can lead to stomach aches, cavities, and health problems.  What do you do if your kids collect more candy than you want them to eat?  Experiment with…
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The Science of Witches’ Yeast for Halloween

By Jane Goodwin Back in the days before people waltzed into the grocery store to buy packaged bread. . . even before the days when people baked their own bread using store-bought packaged yeast, people could still enjoy a loaf of light, risen…

Smoking Bubbles, Bubbling Acid and Dry Ice Halloween Science

By Blog Editor Susan Wells To be the hit of your classroom or home Halloween party, all you need is a chunk of dry ice, some warm water, dish soap and a container. I shared some Halloween science at our Brownie Troop meeting this week. All…

The Top 20 Best Halloween Activities from Kid Bloggers

By Blog Editor Susan Wells One of my responsibilities at Steve Spangler Science is to get to know bloggers by reading their blogs, leaving comments and sharing with them. Mom bloggers are incredibly creative. All of us at the Spangler Labs…
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Can a Vampire See Itself in the Mirror?

One of our Facebook friends, Heather Kaiser, recently shared a very cool way to use our new Vampire Slime during a party, in the classroom or anytime you want to create a spooky activity. Vampire Slime is a brand-new concoction from Steve Spangler…
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The Science Behind Halloween Glowing Recipes

By Blog Editor Susan Wells Halloween is the time for glowing concoctions, decorations and science activities. Everything is better when it glows! Before we get into the experiments...first a quick science lesson on glow. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEcCenyXVVw Luminescence Luminescence…
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The Invisible Secret Message That Glows in the Dark

Reveal invisible secret messages and drawings under a black light with a spooky homemade Halloween projector. These handheld projectors are perfect for puppet shows, lighting up while trick or treating, flashing messages in the dark to your…

Perfectly Pumpkin Contest

By Blog Editor Susan Wells Tis the time of year for everything pumpkin. Pumpkin cream cheese on pumpkin bagels chased down with a pumpkin latte. It's also the time of year for pumpkin carving, pumpkin crafts and pumpkin science (of course!). For…

Skip Carving Jack-o-Lanterns...Create Glow in the Dark Halloween Pumpkins

By Blog Editor Susan Wells I'm not a huge fan of carving jack-o-lanterns...the pulp burns my skin, it makes a sticky mess all over and my kids lose interest and ask me to carve their design almost immediately after starting. Despite despising…