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Dry Ice Crystal Ball!

Dry ice is great fun all year, of course, but there's just something about October and Halloween that really brings out the coolest dry ice experiments. One of my favorites is also one of Spangler Science's simplest experiments.  All you…
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Halloween Slime Sweepstakes

Halloween is Steve's favorite time of year and he believes it's not the same without a little ooey, gooey, spooky fun! To make your Halloween super slimey, Steve is giving away 20 - 32 oz Slime Kits beginning Oct 1 through Oct 23,…
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Until Next Year, Polymer Body Parts

Halloween is over and it's time to put away the polymer body parts, but first, let's compare what they look like at the end of October with what they looked like at the beginning of October. Watching a polymer grow is always fun;  with…
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Dismembered Body Parts: Day 31

Check out our dismembered body parts now!  Skipped a few days, do you think?  I got busy playing with other polymers with my students - pictures to follow. When last we left our dismembered body parts, the hypothesis was that the polymer…
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Dismembered Polymer Body Parts, Days 2 & 3

You saw how tiny the dry polymer body parts were in my first post about dismembered body parts.  Polymers absorb the liquid quickly, some more quickly than others, but all absorb pretty fast.  Our dismembered polymer body parts, packed away…
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Dismembered Mad Scientist Body Parts, Pt. 1

It's October, so of course I had to get out my Spangler Science Growing  Body Parts and start my annual October growth-fest of the macabre!  Is that an alligator in there with the dismembered body parts?  Well, naturally.  If you were an…
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Science Craft - Halloween Bead Patterns

This cute activity is perfect for a Halloween party or crafting afternoon. We used Color Changing UV Beads in these Pony Bead Critters that can hang from backpacks, zippers, lockers, classroom ceilings, party favor bags or wherever. They…

The Absolute Best Slime Recipes for Halloween

We are less than two weeks away from Halloween and what's more fun than making your own slime? It's ooey, it's gooey and perfect for grossing people out as your Booger Slime dangles from your nose. Or whip up a batch of glow in the dark slime…
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The Science Behind Halloween Glowing Recipes

By Blog Editor Susan Wells Halloween is the time for glowing concoctions, decorations and science activities. Everything is better when it glows! Before we get into the experiments...first a quick science lesson on glow. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEcCenyXVVw Luminescence Luminescence…
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The Invisible Secret Message That Glows in the Dark

Reveal invisible secret messages and drawings under a black light with a spooky homemade Halloween projector. These handheld projectors are perfect for puppet shows, lighting up while trick or treating, flashing messages in the dark to your…