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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…

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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Connecting the Dots Between Each Lesson

Yes, it's true;  I use all kinds of science in my writing labs to help my students connect the dots,  from one cool thing to another.  I've done this for many years.  And guess what: this WORKS. Here's the thing about learning: everything…

Avengers, X-Men, Loki, the Culinary Arts and Polymers

As I dug through my briefcase last Friday morning, I discovered some test tubes full of polymers. What. Doesn't everybody carry test tubes of polymers in his/her briefcase? Well, apparently I do. I didn't want to waste an opportunity. Just…
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Four Million Molecules That Stretch to the Moon - Gravi-Goo and Newton's Beads

In one cup of Gravi-Goo there is about four million linked molecules. The long strands of molecules are called polymers. Pour the liquid from cup to cup and the long strand of molecules will pull each other along, or siphon from one cup to another.…
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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…

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…

Kids Go Green with Eco-Friendly Science

The students in Mr. Kane's second grade class at Wilder Elementary learned about eco-friendly materials and how they can help us all go green. Mix two chemicals together and wait for the reaction. The chemicals produce a polymer called polyurethane…