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5 Non-Volcano Kids’ Science Activities Using Vinegar

Vinegar is a smelly staple of science educators everywhere. The solution of acetic acid is the most often-used, simple acidic solution in the lab, and it’s non-toxic and safe to be handled. It’s no wonder that vinegar is a key component…
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The 4 Elements of a Memorable Science Demonstration

Since starting at Steve Spangler Science in 2009, there’s one question that gets asked of our team more than any other: how do you create a memorable science demonstration? And the truth is, from our customer service team to our production…
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5 Viral Science Experiments You Did Not Know We Have Done Already

The term “viral” has undergone quite the makeover since the end of the 20th century. A word that used to have a connotation on par with “bacterial” has now become something that is sought after.  Going viral entails that something is…
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Density in Action: Can You Sink a Marshmallow?

By Loralee Leavitt, Candy Experiments At the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, DC, children crowd around the Candy Experiments booth.  A volunteer asks if they’re ready to take the marshmallow challenge: “Can you sink…
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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…

Instant Ice - Super Cold Water Turns to Ice Before Your Eyes

We recently came across this video by SooToday.com's reader Phil Sabine making its rounds on the Internet. In the video, Sabine takes a cold bottle of water, turns it upside down and then taps the bottom. The water instantly begins freezing…
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The Fear of Becoming Invisible - How Great Teachers Use Science Demos as Object Lessons

We salute and thank all of those great teachers out there who find engaging activities to get their students back in the seats and ready to learn for another school year. If you're a teacher, you know all too well the challenges we face keeping…

Patriotic Monster Foam - Exploding Hydrogen Peroxide

Since fireworks are no longer an option, you have to find some way to occupy your time on the 4th of July. I turned to my demo team and brainstormed anything we could do in the backyard at 9News for the celebration. Here's the classic Elephant's…

Mix a Little Science into Your Valentine’s Day

Everyone knows that Halloween is my favorite holiday. That doesn’t stop me from finding experiments for every holiday year round. Why not mix a little science into your holiday calendar? I don’t have a secret formula for the science of relationships,…

FedEx Driver Walks on Glass - Spangler Tests Out Science Demo in the Shipping Department

When I started doing magic tricks as a kid, I remember always bothering my sister and brother to watch my latest trick. When they grew tired of my tricks, I switched to grandparents, aunts, uncles... finally anyone who would watch. Thirty some…