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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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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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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…
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Classroom Behavior Management with Shake-Up Bottle

We enjoy sharing ideas from teachers that combine their creative methods with our science materials. Our materials are used well beyond the science experiments they were originally created for and used for a variety of unique ideas such as classroom…
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A Meteorite Hit My House

It's true. A meteorite hit my house in Colorado and I survived the impact. Okay, so maybe the meteorite was small in size... very small... so small you'd need a microscope to see it... but I was hit. Chances are your house has been hit by a…