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The Perfect Gift for Budding Scientists - Do It Yourself or All in One Science Kits

By Blog Editor Susan Wells Do you have a pint-sized scientist in your life? Do they want to set up a mad scientist laboratory in your kitchen? We meet so many parents, grandparents and other influential adults who know a child who is obsessed…
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Mom Creates Mad Scientist Birthday Party Celebration

Self-proclaimed Mad Scientist Lab Coordinator and all around amazing mom Cara went above and beyond in planning her son Thomas’s 6-year-old birthday party this year. Cara created a “secret lab” at her church. All attendees were given…
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Spangler Unwrapped: Mintastic Episode Airs in September

Tune into Food Network’s Unwrapped to get a peek inside the Spangler Science labs as Steve shares the science behind the Mentos Geyser all of that exploding soda. Back in December, I mentioned that a crew from Unwrapped on the Food Network…

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…

Water Flowing Uphill?

Not exactly... but this stuff is really cool. It's probably best described as a self-siphoning gel. The chemical is called polyethylene oxide or Polyox and it has an incredibly large molecular weight - about 4 million. When the powder is mixed…