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Science Craft - Halloween Bead Patterns

This cute activity is perfect for a Halloween party or crafting afternoon. We used Color Changing UV Beads in these Pony Bead Critters that can hang from backpacks, zippers, lockers, classroom ceilings, party favor bags or wherever. They…
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Easing the Fears and Anxieties Through Team Building Activities During the First Days of School

By Blog Editor Susan Wells As the back to school season starts, what types of feelings are stirred up? For me, it was always a mixture of excitement and joy over new clothes and school supplies and a knot in my stomach knowing I was headed…
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How to Tackle Common Core and Squeeze Science into the Classroom

Love it or hate it, if you live in the 45 states that have adopted it, Common Core is coming to a classroom near you by 2014. Common Core State Standards are a state-led effort by state governors and leaders. They were written by educators and…
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Make a Love Connection with Valentines Day Science

Valentine's Day is a holiday known for its dedication to love, chocolate, and… science? The Science of Love of course! This year we are celebrating Valentine's Day science with a kit full of the most eye-catching, heart-grabbing, hands-on…

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…

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…

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…
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Make Your Own Mixed Up Chameleon with UV Color Changing Beads

Ann Bridgewater, a teacher who traveled to Denver all the way from Hong Kong to attend Science in the Rockies this year, shared a very cool project with us. She uses UV Color Changing Beads to craft Mixed Up Chameleons for a little craft/science/literacy…
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UV Bead Necklaces - Cute, Fun and a Reminder of Sun Dangers

By Blog Editor Susan Wells Our customers are always coming up with unique and creative uses for our science toy products. Marilyn Daggett from Arizona designed duck necklaces with sun energy beads to trade on an upcoming Quacker Factory cruise…

Caring Strategies Summer Camp Uses Energy Beads to Teach Power of Sun

The Caring Strategies Summer Camp in Louisiana, held a science summer camp this year. Caring Strategies is a non-profit center that holds trainings, camps and events throughout the year for children. Among the activities and lessons taught…