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Is the Hands-on Approach Really the Best Way to Learn Science?

Our focus at Steve Spangler Science is teaching hands-on science - don't read just about it in a text book, touch it, see it and live it. That's where discoveries are made and real learning begins. Some are challenging that focus on teaching…
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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…

The Best of Steve Spangler Sick Science! Videos January 2013

What a great start to 2013! From Pop Rocks, mystery liquids, folding eggs and even a VIRAL video showing how to remove iron from your breakfast cereal, to newspaper trees, dirty cell phones, and instantly freezing water. Our Sick Science! Video…
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TODAY is the Day for Iron in Breakfast - SICK Science Video Goes Viral

We first shared our Iron for Breakfast experiment around 19 years ago, but this week our video got monster amounts of attention. All the attention started with the Today Show. Soon after, Cheezburger featured the experiment as their Experiment…
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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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When Actor Rainn Wilson Asked Steve Spangler About the Science of Love, Things Got a Little Awkward

Actor Rainn Wilson of SoulPancake - a website where life's big questions are debated, mixed and turned to batter - recently made a visit to the Spangler Labs. He sat down with Steve Spangler and asked about the science of love. When Steve didn't…

Creating Unforgettable Learning Experiences

By April Oaks Growing up, I did not like science.  It was by far my least favorite subject.  I didn’t understand it and it certainly wasn’t fun.  With exception to an amazing physics teacher in high school, I never had any other teachers…

Candy Science - What's Inside a Piece of Candy?

By Blog Editor Susan Wells I don't always encourage my kids to play with their food, but sometimes it's necessary to see just what is inside. We went to the store. My girls don't get a lot of candy, except maybe at Halloween and Easter, so…
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Steve Spangler Graces the Cover of Speaker Magazine

By Blog Editor Susan Wells We can now add Cover Model to the list of accomplishments that Steve Spangler has achieved. He is on the cover of Speaker Magazine this month as The New Mr. Wizard. Steve has been a member of the National Speaker…
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Eggceptional Eggs-periments - Incredible Egg Geodes

Do you love crystals? Are you looking for a creative way to color Easter eggs? How about a little kitchen science to kick off the spring weekend? This activity covers all three. A crystal geode takes thousands of years to grow a crystal inside.…