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A Science Project That Could Change the World

By Contributor Scott Yates It’s true that not everyone is a fan of science fair projects. But what if students could be involved in a project that directly affects them and their families? What if they could help prove that a governmental…

Will I Get a Sunburn on a Cloudy Day? Testing the Power of the Sun with Energy Beads

By Blog Editor: Susan Wells My girls hate applying sunscreen in the summer. It's their least favorite activity of all time. Headed to the park? Apply sunscreen. Headed to the pool? Apply sunscreen. Headed out on a bike? Apply sunscreen. MOM!!! They…
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Young Scientist Studies the Greenhouse Effect Through Science Fair Project

Steve visits many science fairs throughout the year and listens to students share their projects. This spring, he found a young man who did an amazing project on the Greenhouse Effect. Saul, a second grader, didn't just research his topic, he…

Science Fair 911 - Tips for Teachers

By Guest Blogger Debbie Leibold  So, you're about to assign science fair projects to your students… now what? No need to worry, the Spangler Science team has some tips to make the science fair fun, interesting, and educational for your…
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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…
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Which helmet protects your head the best?

As parents, we know it’s important for our children to wear safety helmets when biking, skiing, skating or participating in any activity where there’s a chance of a fall or crash. But have you ever wondered which helmets are the best in…

Think Twice Before You Double-Dip That Chip - Petri Dish Test Tells All

If you're a Seinfeld fan, you undoubtedly remember George Costanza's double-dip chip episode where he takes a chip, dips it, take a bite and dips it again - the famous double-dip. The best line in the whole episode comes from the guy at the…

Science Fair Success - Oil Spill Clean-up Polymer

It's fun to get these e-mails from the parents of kids who had a great science fair experience. Ken Landau shared these pictures from his son's science fair project. Brett used the Oil Spill Clean-up kit as the foundation of his third grade…

Experiment of the Week - Real Science Fair Project Ideas

I'm excited that people are using our library of easy science experiments over at SteveSpanglerScience.com. Over 100,000 people receive our Experiment of the Week,but as you might imagine the level of interest goes through the roof at this time…

UV Beads Help Students Understand the Importance of Sunscreen

You might have seen t-shirts or special jewelry (beads) that changes color in sunlight. UV Beads look like ordinary white beads used to make a craft project, but embedded in the plastic is a special pigment that changes color when exposed to…