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 who helped me see any value in science. I did have great teachers… just not in science.
Now I’m the mother of a science nut! I have a son that is crazy about science. He is smart and curious and has a strong desire to learn all he can about science. As his mom, I feel an obligation to teach him all I can, and help encourage the good things he is interested in. A few years ago this was a problem, because I still didn’t like science. However, I knew I had to get over that to help encourage my son’s desire to learn. So, I did what I needed to… I faked it. I pretended to love science. I also researched simple science concepts, and found lots of science experiments to do with my kids. Thank goodness our kids start out small so
Spangler Seminars heads out to sea for the third time in June 2013 for Science at Sea in Alaska. Come aboard Holland America with our award-winning naturalist and Steve Spangler to explore the inside passage of Alaska. Travel to Juneau, Glacier Bay, Skagway, Ketchikan and Tracy Arm while experiencing one of a kind excursions and lectures only available to Science at Sea participants.
The roundtrip leaves from Vancouver, BC, Canada on June 22, 2013 and returns on June 30, 2013.
This trip isn’t just for teachers – it’s for anyone who wants to learn more about the geography, history, wildlife and more. This is an educational experience of a lifetime, so bring your children, your friends, significant others and extended family. This is a family affair.
To come along with us on this special interactive and educational trip, you need to register in two places. First, register for Science at Sea on our website. Our Science at Sea seminars and naturalist-led excursions are unique and are only for our group. You will also get a special pre-cruise kickoff class with Steve
It’s one of the most memorable scenes from Finding Nemo. We also love bubbles at Steve Spangler Science. The science of bubbles is as fascinating as bubbles are engaging.
First, start with a good bubble solution. The secrets behind great bubbles are dish soap and glycerin. Just don’t use the antibacterial dish soap. Dawn works the best.
Glycerin is the true secret to the best bubbles because it keeps the bubble hydrated. A bubble will pop in the air because the water evaporates. The glycerin will hold onto that water and extend the life of the bubble. But don’t let it touch your skin. Oil and dirt are the enemies of bubbles.
The best bubble blower is a pipette with the end cut off. Just remember to blow through the pipette and not suck.