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Eggceptional Eggs-periments - Incredible Egg Geodes

Do you love crystals? Are you looking for a creative way to color Easter eggs? How about a little kitchen science to kick off the spring weekend? This activity covers all three. A crystal geode takes thousands of years to grow a crystal inside.…
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Celebrate April Fools' Day with Floating Paper Airplanes, Three Cup Monty and the Dangers of Dihydrogen Monoxide

April Fools' Day is one of our favorite holidays in the Steve Spangler Science office. Pranks are abundant and no one's coffee, desk chair, or personal space is safe. The only downside is that April 1st falls on a Sunday this year and we won't…

Eggceptional Eggs-periments - Dying Easter Eggs Naturally

By Blog Editor Susan Wells Go into any grocery store or department store this time of year and you will be bombarded by Easter egg dye kits. Most of these kits use vinegar and an artificial dye to color the shell of the egg. I know I'm…
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Eggceptional Eggs-periments - Rubber, Bouncy, Naked Eggs

For the next two weeks, we are celebrating the incredible edible scientific egg with experiments that you can do using an egg. Or several. We start with making Naked Eggs.   Did you know you can dissolve an eggshell and make…
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Science Experiments and Activities to Celebrate the Holidays

The kids are home from school and are already saying, "We're bored!" Here are some science activities that celebrate the season while the kids are home and looking for entertainment. Borax Christmas Tree Ornaments All you need is a little borax,…
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Grow Your Own Magic Newspaper Christmas Tree

Do you prefer a real tree or a fake tree for Christmas? Or do you just go with a recycled newspaper tree instead? To make this incredibly tall and thin unique tree, take eight pages out of the newspaper and tape them end to end. Roll them…
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12 Days of Wonder - 12 Days of Deep Savings & Cool Toys

By Blog Editor Susan Wells If you are like me, your inbox is packed full of deals and offers to entice and kick off the holiday online shopping season. I'm a little overwhelmed and I actually shopped over the weekend to almost complete my list. If…
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Take the Thanksgiving Table Trick Challenge

While the turkey is cooking and everyone is standing around waiting for the meal to start, take out a few kitchen items and entertain your guests. Make sure you practice the challenge beforehand so you can amaze and baffle your audience. Don't…
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Happy Halloween with Self-Carving Exploding Pumpkins

We at Steve Spangler Science have demonstrated Exploding Pumpkins for over 15 years. This year, we tried experimenting with small and large pumpkins to see which one would produce the biggest bang and test our timing skills. With the help of…
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Halloween Dry Ice Science - Dry Ice Crystal Ball Bubble

We just can't get enough of dry ice at Halloween. It's perfect for many bubbling, spooky science activities. One favorite demonstration is the Dry Ice Crystal Ball Bubble. This activity will have your audience oohing, ahhing, then asking to…