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Candy Cane Experiment Goes Wrong

We like to think our science experiments will all be rousing successes, and in a way, they always are. We like to think our hypothesis will always be correct, and in that same way, it always is. When an experiment goes wrong, or doesn't…

Larry's Lab Polymer Science Kit - 12 Days of Wonder

By Blog Editor Susan Wells We have reached Day #6, our halfway point in our 12 Days of Wonder. Today's spotlight science toy is Larry's Lab Polymer Science Kit. Steve Spangler Science is celebrating the 12 Days of Wonder and highlighting…
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500 Soda Geysers at NSTA Convention

Thousands of science teachers found their way to St. Louis for the 2007 National Science Teachers Association convention, and we wanted to make sure they had something to take back to their students. So, we loaded our trucks with experiments…
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Teacher evaluations - the great dinner table experiment

During my first year in teaching, my first evaluation revealed I wasn't as terrible a teacher as I thought. My principal said: "I notice when I come into the room you go into performance mode. It makes learning so much fun but I am not sure…
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Teaching teachers to do magic

A teacher can be an amazing teacher. In science workshops and seminars, I teach teachers how to do magic. I grew up in a family of professional magicians, but my 13 years in the classroom didn't involve a lot of magic other than science magic,…