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Creating Unforgettable Learning Experiences

By April Oaks Growing up, I did not like science.  It was by far my least favorite subject.  I didn’t understand it and it certainly wasn’t fun.  With exception to an amazing physics teacher in high school, I never had any other teachers…
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Table Tricks to Keep Them Busy Before and After the Turkey is Gone

The holidays are fast approaching (how on EARTH did Thanksgiving sneak up like that?) Here is a collection of our favorite science magic tricks to entertain while the turkey is cooking and long after the wish bone is broken. Tablecloth Trick The…

Teacher Spotlight on Karen Puracan - A Science Teacher Who Gets It Home to the Dinner Table

Karen Puracan is a science teacher at Hale Academy in Ocala, Florida. The school is a small private school with grades PreK-12th. Mrs. Puracan teaches 8th grade integrated science, 6th and 7th grade life science, 8th through 10th grade physical…

Tricks and Challenges for the NBC Hit Show Minute to Win It

The producers of the NBC show, Minute to Win It, have called our offices with questions about some of our science tricks that they've seen on our weekly appearances on Denver NBC affiliate, 9News. Some of our science experiments like Egg Drop…
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Steve Takes Science on the Road to Local Sacramento Television Station

The popularity of news stations having their own "science guy" has increasingly grown over the years. Steve gets a number of requests to take his Science Mondays segments from 9News KUSA on the road. When his station manager made the request…

Drop the Egg into a Glass of Water

The Egg Drop is a classic experiment that illustrates Newton's First Law of Motion and inertia. The goal is to get the egg into the glass of water. Sound easy? Now perch the egg atop a cardboard tube sitting in a pie pan on top of the glass…

Homeschool Students Put the Experiments in Naked Eggs Book to the Test

I received a message from a homeschool Mom who wanted to put our new book, Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes, to the ultimate test... give it to her kids! Lori's three children are enrolled in Colorado Virtual Academy (COVA), an online public charter…
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The Egg Drop Challenge Comes to Coors Field

A popular activity for teachers each year is the "egg drop." Each student gets an egg and some guidelines to make a container that will protect the egg and keep it from breaking when it is dropped from high in the air. The teacher usually…

Thanksgiving Table Tricks - Egg Drop Inertia

My relatives all know that any time we are gathered around the table is a great time for me to show off my newest table tricks... Thanksgiving is no exception.  But, with something like the Egg Drop it has to be just right, so why not practice…

Fall Hands-on Science Secrets Boot Camp Tour Off to a Great Start

Our Fall Boot Camp Tour kicked off September 23rd in Grand Rapids, MI, with a second stop just two days later in Chicago, IL... and it was a blast!  What an enthusiastic group of teachers awaited us in both cities.  I love the Windbag demonstration…