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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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Eating Nails for Breakfast - Is There Really Iron in Your Cereal?

What kind of cereal do you eat in the morning? Are you a Fruit Loops kind of person or more serious, like a Total cereal eater? Whatever you eat, turn the box to the side and look at the ingredients. If your cereal is "iron fortified" what does…
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Eggceptional Eggs-periments - Walking on Eggs

Have you ever felt like you were walking on eggshells? In this last eggs-periment before the Easter holiday this weekend, you will be. Before you hard boil those eggs, place them on the floor and walk on them. Beware, you will probably break…

Science Fair 911 - Tips for Students

By Blog Editor Susan Wells  Whether you are required to participate in your school's science fair or if you are trying to decide whether or not to volunteer to participate, the hardest part of getting started is finding a project. I have…

Science Fair 911 - Tips for Parents

By Guest Blogger Debbie Leibold  "It's science fair time!"  Those words cause many parents to panic and ask questions like, "How are we going to have time for this?"  "What experiment should my child do?"  "I have no science background--how…

Science Fair 911 - Choose a Topic & Project Ideas

By Guest Blogger Debbie Leibold  Sometimes the hardest part of the entire science fair is figuring out what you want to do for your project. I know from personal experience with my own sons that it is easy to fall into the trap of thinking…

Science Fair 911 - Don't Sweat the Science Fair We Are Here to Help

By Blog Editor Susan Wells It's January and it's Science Fair season. The keywords, "science fair projects," "easy science fair ideas," and "science fair help" are some of the top searched terms on Google in the month of January as students…

Pre-Order Fire Bubbles and Exploding Toothpaste - Over 25 Experiments from Steve Spangler

If you loved Steve Spangler's Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes, then get ready for Fire Bubbles and Exploding Toothpaste. This second volume of 25 new and extraordinary experiments will bring out the mad scientist in everyone. With beautiful photographs,…

Parents - Don't Fear the Science Fair

It’s that time of year again. Snow is melting, temperatures are starting to rise a bit and your child has to work on a science fair project. The dreaded science fair project. The goal of the science fair is to teach the scientific method…
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Tips to Make Your Science Fair Project More Meaningful

It's science fair time for many schools across the country. If you're a parent of a young scientist who is turning your kitchen into a laboratory, and you're overwhelmed, here are some ways to make the project more meaningful. Participating…