Easy Science Experiments

Force and Motion

Flying Toilet Paper - How to Make a Toilet Paper Launcher

It’s amazing what you can do with differences in air pressure. A tasty drink flows through a straw from a glass up to your mouth. A […]

Film Canister Launcher

What happens when you have a build-up of gas? Wait! Don’t answer that question! The gas used here is carbon dioxide (CO2), it comes from Alka-Seltzer, […]

Cork in a Wine Bottle Challenge

If a cork falls into the bottom of a wine bottle (accidentally or on purpose), how can you get it out without ruining the cork, […]

Balancing Hex Nut Challenge

It’s possible that you have such great eye-hand coordination and rock-steady nerves that stacking five hex nuts on the rim of a glass is how […]

Dry Ice Smoke Ring Launcher

Inspired by Steve Spangler’s original trash can smoke ring launcher, this mini version uses easy to find materials to make your vortex vapor ring launcher. […]

Coin Tower

When it comes to scientific muses, Sir Isaac Newton is definitely near the top of our list. Our favorite laws to break involve physics, movement, […]

Five Divers

We’ve found an awesome new science activity that uses Cartesian divers. This project features five individual Cartesian divers, and they’re all in the same bottle. […]

Inseparable Books

Notebooks are a necessity in every science setting. Graphs, observations, procedures… all of science falls by the wayside without a way of recording the information. […]

Inertia Ring

The object of this activity is to get the hex nut to drop into the plastic bottle. Simple enough but there will be something in the […]

Centripetal Force Board

When you swing a bucket of water over your head, you probably expect a big, wet rush of water to soak you as the bucket […]

Floating Bottle Trick

The science magician displays a bottle and a short length of rope. They explain that ancient legends foretold of a genie in the bottle. While […]

Density Divers

Hook is an amazing game that combines cool science with coordination and skill. You’ll make a special diver, float it in a soda bottle tank […]

Disappearing Color Wheel

When Sick Science! first got its start, we introduced an experiment called the Color Mixing Wheel‎. This spinning science toy was a great way to […]

Money Under Bottle

This setup looks a lot like a one-container version of the tablecloth trick and you might be able to present it that way, too. Of course, it’s […]

Burping Bottle

Did you know that the majority of burps are simply caused by swallowed air? It’s true! Burping is a natural human phenomenon, but it’s also […]

Balancing Glass Trick

Table tricks are all the rage when it comes to post-dinner “oohs” and “ahhs.” All you need are some knives, bottles, and a drinking glass. […]

Dollar Bill Inertia Challenge

Sometimes a science demonstration based on inertia comes off as a “trick” to some people. Some of these tricks drop eggs into water and others have you whipping […]

Newton's Inertia Beads

All it takes is a slight tug and the string of beads literally pulls itself out of the container and onto the floor. Most surprising, the beads […]

Ping Pong Pressure

We have all experienced wind and, like it or hate it, it affects us. Moving air can jostle your hair about, fly a kit, or, […]

Build a Zoetrope - Geyser Animation

Vision and the way our brains perceive what we are seeing are incredible. Just think of optical illusions, 3D images, the fact that your eyes […]

Homemade Geyser Tube

Steve Spangler has been performing and explaining the Mentos Soda Geyser for years. So many geysers have erupted, in fact, that a device was designed to […]

Magic Tube - Strong Tissue Paper

Tissues are known for a few things. For example, tissues are soft and nice for blowing your nose. Tissues are not, however, known for their tensile […]

Popsicle Stick Chain Reaction

Popsicle sticks are great for holding frozen treats and reading the occasional joke off of, but did you know they’re excellent for demonstrating potential and […]

Floating Ping Pong Ball

You’ve seen Steve Spangler use blow dryers or industrial-sized blowers to levitate ping pong balls, beach balls, and send toilet paper flying through the air. […]