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Homemade Juice Bottle Rocket Launcher

All those juice boxes, pouches and bottles hold a little science inside - give them a squeeze, force the air out and shoot the straw at your sister. The only problem is the larger hole around the straw allows the air to leak out and the straw…
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Make Your Own Zoetrope Cartoon Animator

Things aren't always as we see or perceive them. There are many ways to trick your eyes with optical illusions and 3D images. A fun trick to play on your eyes is with a zoetrope. This classic tool turns multiple images into animation. http://youtu.be/eXgPPAhMuG8 A…

Squishy, Squeezy, Messy, Color Mixing Kitchen Science

By Blog Editor Susan Wells Some of our most popular kitchen science experiments at Steve Spangler Science involve color mixing and oil and water blobs in Lava Lamps. We came across this fun twist that involves color mixing and oil and water…

Creating Discovery Bottles in a Kitchen Mad Scientist Lab

By Blog Editor Susan Wells Baby Soda Bottles get their name because they are actually plastic soda bottles before they are heated, stretched and blown up into the plastic bottles we all know. These perfect test tubes are large, clear and…
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Popsicle Stick Chain Reaction Sick Science!

After the long holiday weekend, it's back to work and business as usual. During the break, all of us at The Spangler Labs enjoyed our time off and ate a few too many popsicles to stay cool. With all those popsicle sticks laying around, we had…
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Salt Water Density Straw Sick Science!

Create a colorful rainbow inside a straw while learning a lesson in density. This easy kitchen science experiment uses materials found in your house and can be done by kids of all ages (with a little parental assistance). Materials Salt Water Measuring…
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Extract the DNA from a Strawberry - Kitchen Science

DNA is the building block of all living creatures, plants and animals. It is found in the cells of animals and determines the genetics or make up of every individual organism. DNA is also present in the whole foods we eat. Thanks to the special…
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Dancing Spaghetti - A Lesson in Density

Who knew noodles could dance? Head to the kitchen, grab a handful of pasta noodles along with a few other materials and get ready for a science pasta party. This is some kitchen science that will have you learning about volume and density in…

Melt It, Blow It Up, Smash It But Don't Eat It - New Book Shares Lots of Candy Experiments

By Blog Editor Susan Wells Our office recently received a copy of the new book, Candy Experiments, by Loralee Leavitt. If you love candy, but don't want it to all go to your waistline, this book is for you. Candy Experiments covers a wide…
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Sink or Swim - What Happens When You Weaken the Hydrogen Bonds in Water?

Water is a miracle liquid. All living things need it to survive and it has some unique properties unto itself. Hydrogen bonds are responsible for the unusual characteristics of water. These strong intermolecular forces are formed between water…