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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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Teach Sun Safety with UV Beads

There are so many creative things to make and do with Spangler Science's Color Changing UV Beads - that we're going to focus on how they teach sun safety. Our UV Color Changing Beads are pony beads that are treated so that they react…
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A Variety of Results with Insta-Snow Powder

Steve Spangler's Insta-Snow is not only a useful science experiment, science fair project, gardening or decorating activity; it is also a ton of fun!  When you play with it using martini glasses, it's even more fun.  Okay, they were plastic…
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The Spangler Science Experience Wows Kid City

Bloomington, Indiana's Kid City had a Spangler Science experience this week at Ivy Tech Community College, and according to a very professional exit poll it was a big hit!   After building models with marshmallows and toothpicks,…
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Will Wheaton's Anti-Bullying Message

This video is a few years old, but we thought it needed to be shared. Again. Wil Wheaton was in Denver at Comic Con and was asked if he was bullied as a child and what he did to deal. The question came from a young girl in the audience. His…
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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…
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A Science Project That Could Change the World

By Contributor Scott Yates It’s true that not everyone is a fan of science fair projects. But what if students could be involved in a project that directly affects them and their families? What if they could help prove that a governmental…
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Glowing Snow Monsters

JoAnna Cobb is a math teacher in southern Indiana by day, but by night, she creates glowing snow monsters! Mrs. Cobb is an excellent teacher who likes to make her math classes as interesting as possible - she's been known to use some…
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Vivipary and the Tomato

A few days ago, I bought some tomatoes at the grocery store.  They were on-the-vine tomatoes, so it's safe to assume that all of them were about the same age. Mom told me to never keep tomatoes in the refrigerator. She said cold tomatoes…