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Insta-Snow Steals The Show!

Ordinarily, I talk about how students and young people of all types and sizes adore Insta-Snow and other products and experiments featured here.  However, don't think for even a second that you have to be a child to have fun with science.  It's…
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Boiling Water Turns Into Snow in Subzero Temps a Hoax

Another science hoax is sweeping the country, it seems.  As two-thirds of the country is gripped in the clutches of a Polar Vortex, many are spending time outside in the cold trying to create instant snow. Internet videos and stories are…
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How to Tackle Common Core and Squeeze Science into the Classroom

Love it or hate it, if you live in the 45 states that have adopted it, Common Core is coming to a classroom near you by 2014. Common Core State Standards are a state-led effort by state governors and leaders. They were written by educators and…

Claims Made on Facebook Can Damage a Teacher's Reputation and Ultimately Hurt Students

We received an alarming call Wednesday morning. A parent in the Tyler, Texas area read a Facebook post from a friend with a shocking claim that his daughter ate some fluffy Insta-Snow and, at the hospital, her blood alcohol level was 2.0. The…
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Inside Winter Wonderland - A Christmas Village Covered in Insta-Snow

Becky I. from California shared pictures of her Christmas village with us. She uses Insta-Snow and sprinkles it all over her Christmas village. Insta-Snow fluffs and feels like real snow. It is perfect for creating an indoor winter wonderland.…
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Santa and Rudolph Leave Footprints All Over Your Home - Insta-Snow Snowy Footrprints

By Blog Editor Susan Wells Each year I work hard to keep the Santa mystery alive. I find new ways to surprise my daughters' on Christmas morning...we've left a special Santa key, sprinkled reindeer dust on the lawn, taken secret pictures of…
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Teacher Makes It Snow for Kids in Haiti

Kim Hill, a first grade teacher at Hayes Elementary School in Ada, Oklahoma, brought her love of science to the Cap Haitien Children's Home in Cap Haitien, Haiti, this past February. The Cap Haitien Children’s home is a Christian orphanage…
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Science Experiments and Activities to Celebrate the Holidays

The kids are home from school and are already saying, "We're bored!" Here are some science activities that celebrate the season while the kids are home and looking for entertainment. Borax Christmas Tree Ornaments All you need is a little borax,…

Big Bag of Science - 12 Days of Wonder

By Blog Editor Susan Wells We have reached Day #8 in our 12 Days of Wonder. Today's spotlight science toy is Big Bag of Science. Steve Spangler Science is celebrating the 12 Days of Wonder and highlighting our top 12 science toys and kits…

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…