Tornadoes in a Bottle - Discovery, Wonder and Science for All Ages

By Blog Editor Susan Wells For this week's Sick Science! Summer Camp, we put together a few new bottles and watched the vortex. I have worked for Steve Spangler Science since my oldest child was 3 years old and before I had my second. They…

Sugar Water Density Towers - Escape the Heat and Experiment in the Kitchen

By Blog Editor Susan Wells For this week's Sick Science! Summer Camp we experimented with density using sugar and water. Usually around this time of the summer we are looking for indoor activities to do on a rainy summer day. This summer has…

Will I Get a Sunburn on a Cloudy Day? Testing the Power of the Sun with Energy Beads

By Blog Editor: Susan Wells My girls hate applying sunscreen in the summer. It's their least favorite activity of all time. Headed to the park? Apply sunscreen. Headed to the pool? Apply sunscreen. Headed out on a bike? Apply sunscreen. MOM!!! They…
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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…

Take Your Ice Cream Party on the Road with Play & Freeze Ice Cream Maker

By Blog Editor Susan Wells Who says science needs to stay indoors? If you are looking for something to do on a camping trip, BBQ, picnic or party, take the science outside and make a little ice cream. Our Play and Freeze Ice Cream Maker is…

Sick Science! Summer Camp - Make Your Own Firefly Glow Jars & Glowing Drinks

By Blog Editor: Susan Wells In Denver, our dry heat keeps many bugs from living amongst us. Usually, this isn't such a bad thing. We don't miss the chiggers, the cockroaches, or other bugs found in other parts of the United States. We do miss…

Backyard Bouncing Bubbles - Head Outside for Sick Science! Summer Camp

By Blog Editor Susan Wells I've never met a kid or adult who could resist blowing bubbles. There is something about a bubble - the rainbow of colors, the fragility, the perfect circle. There is always a contest for who can blow the biggest…

Sick Science! Summer Camp - Puffy Paint and the Science of Rising Flour

By Blog Editor Susan Wells This week, our Sick Science! Summer Camp experiment involves a little kitchen science with the science behind self-rising flour. Our activity was a simple one - mix a little self-rising flour, salt, food coloring…

Sick Science! Summer Camp Experiments and Activities to Keep Your Kids Busy & Learning This Summer

No one wants their children to sit on the couch all summer and lose their thirst to wonder, explore, discover and learn. Get off that couch, get outside with your kids and learn something through play. This summer, we are bringing you a new…