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Tornadoes in a Bottle - Discovery, Wonder and Science for All Ages

By Blog Editor Susan Wells For this week's Sick Science! Summer Camp, we put together a few new bottles and watched the vortex. I have worked for Steve Spangler Science since my oldest child was 3 years old and before I had my second. They…
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The Science of Tornadoes

Tornado season and extreme weather have come early to parts of the midwest already this year. Tornadoes cause widespread damage and loss of lives. But what is the science behind what causes a tornado to form? Tornadoes are funnels of spinning…
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Toy Fair 2012 - The Effects of Launching Over 800 Mentos Geyser Cars

This year marked my 14th trip to the New York Toy Fair. And since Toy Fair is always scheduled during Valentine's Day, this is my 14th year to be away from my wife. So, instead of sending her flowers or taking her to dinner, I just bring her…

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…

Vortex Racing - Tornado in a Bottle

How long does it take to empty a soda bottle full of water? The answer lies in swirling the water to create a vortex. The vortex looks like a tornado in the bottle. The formation of the vortex makes it easier for air to come into the bottle…