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Make Your Own Prism

Editor's Note:  A special thanks to guest blogger and good friend, Jane Goodwin, for this "colorful" post! Remember how Pollyanna loved to see the rainbows all along the wall? Do you remember how she did that? She made those rainbows with…
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What Really Happens at the Ellen Show

If you're a fan of the Ellen Show, you know that the show recently moved to a new set on the Warner Bros Studio lot. The new studio is huge... great for exploding clouds of liquid nitrogen! Watch the video, but keep reading to learn what happens…

Magicians Meet in Fort Collins to Share Secrets

The words pick a card must have been uttered a thousand times last weekend at the Marriott in Fort Collins as a few hundred magicians gathered to advance their craft. The 15th Annual Magic in the Rockies conference was a huge success by all…
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4-H and Steve Spangler Science Team Up for National Youth Science Day

I'm excited to announce my partnership with the National 4-H Council to serve as their national spokesperson for the first-ever National Science Experiment. When I first spoke with the people at 4-H, I must admit that I was not aware of their…
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Science "Left Behind" in American Schools

You may have seen the recent commercials showing a child raising flags representing America's standing in school ranking world-wide. I came across an article for the same campaign that shared some striking, but unfortunately not surprising,…
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Cup Cakes For Science

Preparation for standardized testing has taken a lot of the fun out of the classroom, but good teachers will find a way to sneak the fun back in. REALLY good teachers will sneak the fun back in and teach some awesome lessons at the same time! Science…
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Homeschooling and Unschooling Parents Make Science Fun!

Lynn is a mother who decided, a year or so ago, to "unschool" her daughter, and her blog, A Life Worth Living, tells her readers how this is unfolding for her family in the UK. Last April, Lynn found our link on a friend's blog, clicked on…

Emelie Earns Extra Credit in Science With 100% Recycled Birdhouse!

Heather, who blogs at OhMy StinkinHeck, proudly tells the blogosphere about her daughter Emelie's efforts to earn some extra credit in science (with a great recycling twist). Emelie needed only 2 more points to have a 100% in science, and…
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New Weezer Video Features Mentos Geyser... and Everybody Else!

Weezer has a new video up on YouTube and guess who's in it? EVERYONE. Well, every YouTube star you can think of seems to have a cameo, including the EepyBird Guys doing their Mentos Experiment #771. The song is called Pork and Beans and the…
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Experiment of the Week Goes To Hong Kong

Suzi Wong Swint bought a heating pad in Hong Kong and realized, when she got it home, that the instructions were in Chinese! Fortunately, she remembered what to do to activate the gel and heat the pad, thanks to the Experiment of the Week. “Thanks…