,

Four Million Molecules That Stretch to the Moon - Gravi-Goo and Newton's Beads

In one cup of Gravi-Goo there is about four million linked molecules. The long strands of molecules are called polymers. Pour the liquid from cup to cup and the long strand of molecules will pull each other along, or siphon from one cup to another.…
,

How to Avoid Labor Day and Summer Barbecue Fires

Barbecue grills are a big part of summer and especially the end of summer over Labor Day weekend. With a barbecue or charcoal grill, food is cooked over a flame. Where there is fire, there is an inherent danger. In this week's video from 9News,…
, ,

Just Add Water - A Summer Exhibit at the Denver Children's Museum

The Denver Children's Museum offers fun activities right outside their doors this summer in an exhibit called Just Add Water. Kids will get wet, drip and splash in this hands-on exhibit. It's learning through play and there are even a few…
,

Take the Olympic Challenge - Swing Water Over Your Head Without Spilling It

The Olympics are winding down and you all must be tired of sitting on your couch day after day watching athletes do the impossible. Now, it’s your turn to get up and start swinging. This demonstration will require some thin rope or strong…
,

The Office Olympics – The Science of Office Chair Spinning

There is science behind the tucks, spins, jumps and throws in the Olympics. Power walking is now an Olympic event, so why not spinning? I’m already dizzy and we’ve barely begun. If you need to bring more Olympics in your life, pull out…
, ,

Save Electricity, Skip the Campfire, Go Old School and Cook on a Solar Oven

The hot, dry weather in Colorado has forced officials to enforce fire bans across the state. That means no campfires, no s'mores, no nuttin'. Or is it possible to harness the power of the sun using a technique that is used by Girl and Boy Scouts…
,

Make Your Own Ice Cream and Beat the Heat

The summer is heating up. In Denver, we've hit the triple digits. What's the best way to beat the heat? By eating ice cream of course! Don't worry about going to the store - grab some ice, sugar and cream and mix up a batch of your own.…
,

Space Camp Science - Build Your Own PVC Rocket Launcher

Steve just returned from Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. He took the entire Spangler clan, including his three boys and wife for an experience of a lifetime. They participated in Parent-Kid Space Camp. The entire family took turns working…
,

Bubble Bubble on the Wall, Who's the Squarest of Them All?

Bubbles! Bubbles! Bubbles! My bubbles! It's one of the most memorable scenes from Finding Nemo. We also love bubbles at Steve Spangler Science. The science of bubbles is as fascinating as bubbles are engaging. First, start with a good bubble…
,

What's That in the Sky? Is it a Bird or a Plane? Nah, It's Science!

If you were at Weather and Science Day last week, you saw our giant flying sausages, the Solar Bags. Solar Bags are 50 feet long and are made from a very thin plastic. When inflated, the black plastic heats the air up inside the Solar Bag.…