Easy Science Experiments


Liquid Nitrogen - Clouds of Fun!

Sometimes “clouds” are needed as a special effect to move low across a set or a stage. This creates a dramatic effect for a dream sequence, […]

Memory Metal

Can a piece of metal have a “memory?” Yes, if themetal is a special alloy of nickel and titanium. It’s calledMemory Metal, and the uses […]

Amazing Square Bubble

Soap bubbles that are not spherical are unusual and they don’t happen without a little help. Nature is funny like that. Square bubbles are easy to […]

Color Changing Milk

This unforgettable hands-on learning experience is fun and easy—no wonder it’s one of Steve Spangler’s most popular experiments! Learn how to turn this activity into […]

The Baby Diaper Secret

If you’ve ever changed a diaper and noticed what looked like tiny crystals on the baby’s skin, you’ve uncovered the secret of superabsorbent, disposable diapers. […]

Flame Light Relight - Science Magic

There’s a lot of chemistry behind the simple lighting or extinguishing of a flame. Would you believe us if we told you that you could […]

Erupting Foam

Just mix the two liquids together and watch closely as the foamexpands to 30 times its original size! Don’t be fooled by thelooks of the […]

Balloon Skewer

Some things in this world just don’t mix—dogs and cats, oil and water, needles and balloons. Everyone knows that a balloon’s worst fear is a […]

Bubbling Blob - Lava Lamp

Learn how to make a wave bottle using oil, water, and a secret ingredient that makes the whole thing fizz, bubble, and erupt.

Oil Spill Polymer

Imagine a simple way to clean up an oil spill: A small amount of a non-toxic powder is sprinkled onto the spreading oil. In seconds, the powder collects the oil and forms […]

Screaming Balloon

Here’s an easy-to-do experiment using only a balloon and a hex nut from the hardware store. Be sure to buy enough supplies for all of […]

Wintergreen Lifesavers Soda Geyser

You don’t have to shake a soda in order to produce a flowing, foaming, sticky mess. Just drop a roll of Wintergreen Lifesavers into a […]

Cornstarch Quicksand

Anyone who has ever watched a classic Western knows about the dangers of quicksand. You know, that gooey stuff that grabs a hold of its […]

Exploding Balloons of Hydrogen and Oxygen

Combining two parts hydrogen with one part oxygen gets dramatic when you add a little energy. POW! This is Steve Spangler’s unique twist on combining these two gases […]

Homemade Ice Cream

The Roman emperor, Nero, is credited as the first person to have a type of ice cream made for his meals. Snow was used to […]

How Much is a Kilowatt?

In an era of concern for growing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, an increasing human population, and mounting uses for electricity, an old idea makes […]

How to Keep Fizz in Your Soda

Rarely do you ever drink an entire 2-liter bottle of soda at one sitting. Since leftovers are inevitable, the soda tends to go flat. Besides […]

Goldenrod Paper Message

The term goldenrod is typically used to describe a color of paper – golden yellow. However, some brands of goldenrod paper contain a special dye […]

Floating Water

Is it really possible to fill a glass with water and turn it upside down without spilling? this clever science trick is a popular after-dinner […]

Lemon Suds

Here’s a twist on a classic chemical reaction made for young children. Just squeeze a little lemon juice into the container and stir the concoction… […]

Instant Worms

Earthworms are pretty much accepted by most people but, other worms? Not so much! However, you can create a bowl of worms that everyone will enjoy. Squirting […]

The Leakproof Bag

Who would have ever thought that a plastic bag, some water, and a few pencils would have adults screaming with fear? learn how to poke […]

Red Cabbage Chemistry

Ahh, the sweet smell of science! This next activity is super smelly, but really cool activity. Plug your nose and get ready to make your […]

DIY Slime - The Real Recipe

It’s one of our most frequently asked questions… How do you make real slime? Ask any special effects artist about slime and you’re sure to […]