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It's Slime Time - Green, Clear, Colored, Glow in the Dark and Creepy Mix-Ins to Spice Up Your Slime Recipe This Halloween

By Blog Editor Susan Wells Halloween is less than 30 days away and we are getting fired up at the Spangler Labs. One of our most popular Halloween science recipes is for slime. We began years ago with Borax and Elmer's Glue Slime, then added…
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Back to the Ellen DeGeneres Show for Halloween Science Fun

Watch what Steve did with Ellen last week on the Ellen DeGeneres Halloween Show: Follow Steve on Facebook to get the behind-the-scenes scoop from the show! Halloween Science and the Ellen DeGeneres Show seem to go hand in hand. I was excited…

Congratulations to Our Slime Contest Winner

In case you missed our Slime Contest Winner, we want to say congratulations to our winner, Melitsa Avila, @playactivities on Twitter.  Melitsa plans to "share the slime love" with all of her friends, and with 25 gallons worth of the green goo,…
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Spooky Halloween Slime Recipes

Halloween, science and, of course, slime all seem to go hand in hand... plus everyone who knows me understands the fact that Halloween is my Christmas.  So, it's no wonder that I can't stop coming up with more and more activities that I just…
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Dry Ice Fun - How to Use Dry Ice at Your Halloween Party

There's just something amazing about dry ice - the solid that turns into a gas. Science teachers call it sublimation... kids call it amazing. Over the years I've presented a number of television segments about using dry ice to make Halloween…

Denver-Area Moms Get Shocked at the Spangler Labs

Written by Susan Wells Over twenty Denver-area home schooling moms visited the Steve Spangler Science laboratories this week for a special Halloween science workshop. We have never done a workshop specifically for parents. Steve Spangler…
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Glowing Pumpkins - Martha Combines Arts & Crafts with Science

Hats off to Martha Stewart for job well done on her glow-in-the-dark pumpkins (okay, she called them funkins featured on October 26, 2007, on her television show. Our Media Product Coordinator, Brian Firooz, worked with the segment producer…

Exploding Watermelons

I love Halloween. One of my favorite activities is to "carve" pumpkins using a simple reation inside the fruit. First, you carve the face then carefully replace pieces. After creating a reaction by generating a gas inside and igniting it (ask…
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Hands-on Halloween Science

I'm not sure if Halloween was better for me as a kid or right now as an adult... okay, it's better now! It's no secret that I make the most out of every Halloween - from the oozing slime at school to the ghoulish fun at home, Halloween is the…
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Halloween Science Kit - Brew up a potion for learning and fun

I'm not sure if Halloween was better for me as a kid or right now as an adult... but it's no secret that I make the most out of every Halloween. As a holiday, Halloween has changed so much over the years. I never remember my parents being invited…