Topic - Cool Products
January 30, 2013
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 science we can find. You can use the Valentine’s Day-themed activities however you want, with whoever you want, but we guarantee that the fun you’ll have will make for a holiday you’ll never forget.
Whether you are looking for activities to do in a classroom setting, at a Valentines party or just with some of your favorite kids, this kit has the experiments for you. So turn down the lights, turn up the music and start in on some science lovin’. In this kit you will find enough materials for nine experiments and suggestions to take them further.
Start off with testing how hot you are with the Love Meter. Gently squeeze the bulb on the bottom of the Love Meter 3000 or Hand Boiler for scientific purposes. The colorful liquid
December 11, 2012
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 with science. These supportive adults are constantly looking for new ways to inspire their budding scientist, even if they themselves, are either scientists themselves or completely clueless in the world of science.
One question we are asked a lot is – what do I give the kid who loves science to keep that love alive?
Here are a few suggestions to think outside the box and away from plastic toys and video games.
We sell several different types of all-in-one science kits for kids of all ages, interests and price ranges. Here are the kits, as a mom, I recommend as the best science gifts.
1. Splash of Color Kit $7.99
Perfect for ages 2 and up. No science experience needed! How fast can you mix 24 different colors using only red, yellow and blue water? Combine art and science as students
November 29, 2012
Today, we celebrate the march toward the holidays with our 12 Days of Smart Toys.Each weekday, we will offer one of our 12 Educational Toys as the Deal of the Day.
We can’t tell you which item will be offered each day or the amount of the discount ahead of time. Deals start each morning at 12:00 a.m. and are in limited quantities.
To be the early bird who gets the science toy, sign up to receive the Deal of the Day emails.They are sent early each morning with all the details of the day’s sale with a link to the Deal of the Day.
And don’t forget…December 17th is the last guaranteed day you can place an order and get it there by Christmas and pay ground shipping.
November 7, 2012
Tis the season for turkey and trimmings, cornucopias and pumpkin pie and gift guides, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
To celebrate the season of giving, Steve Spangler Science has compiled our list of the top 12 educational toys to give this season.
Do you hate spending hours after the gifts are unwrapped undoing a million twist ties, rubber bands and tape to liberate treasures from their packaging? Do your kids really need another toy that flashes lights and plays “music” at a deafening level at all times of the day and night?
Do you have a young scientist in your life? Encourage their zest for science with these unique, smart and educational gifts that will bring learning to life. They may not even realize they are learning.
Don’t forget to also sign up for our Experiment of the Week and Deal of the Day emails. A little insider info for our blog readers – we just may be sharing a few deals around turkey time. Get the email so you won’t miss getting the best deal on this season’s smartest toys.
October 3, 2012
By Blog Editor Susan Wells
Halloween is less than 30 days away and we are getting fired up at the Spangler Labs. One of our most popular Halloween science recipes is for slime. We began years ago with Borax and Elmer’s Glue Slime, then added Cool Slime, Green Slime, Shaker Slime, Glacier GAK, Clear Slime and Atomic Slime to our free Experiment Library. This year we’ve outdone ourselves and created an entire Slime Factory and incredibly cool color-changing Vampire Slime.
Slime is the perfect sensory activity or Halloween party activity but it is also a lesson in polymers. Many natural and synthetic polymers behave in a similar manner. Polymers are made out of long strands of molecules like spaghetti. If the long molecules slide past each other easily, then the substance acts like a liquid because the molecules flow. If the molecules stick together at a few places along the strand, then the substance behaves like a rubbery solid called an elastomer. Borax is the compound that is responsible for hooking the glue’s