Easy Science Experiments

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Making an Electric Circuit

You enter a dark room and reach for a switch to turn on the lights. In fact, most off the time, you don’t even think about it; you just […]

American Flag Optical Illusion

At first, your eyes are working just fine and the image your brain produces for you is correct even though you may wonder a little […]

Ice Tray Battery

You probably know that voltaic batteries come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, from tiny button batteries to car batteries to huge industrial heavy-weights. […]

LED Throwies

Graffiti Research Lab first introduced us to the awesome throwie idea, and we loved it. Ever since, we’ve been playing around with the idea of […]

Homemade Projector

If you’ve watched videos on a smartphone, then you know it can be tough to really enjoy the show on such a small screen.  For […]

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 […]

Homemade Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscopes are an incredible tool for witnessing the effects of refracting light, but putting your own kaleidoscope together can be a pain. We’ve simplified the […]

Secret Message - FriXion Pen

Give someone special a note that requires heat to decode the message.  You won’t believe what the ink in this pen will do. Your message […]

It Pays to Smile

How often do you look at the face of the president pictured on your paper money? What’s the facial expression of the president? Happy? Sad? […]

Human Circuit - Conductors and Insulators

The Energy Stick makes quite the “buzz” when you’re using it. To the untrained eye, it appears to be a plastic tube with a jumble […]

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 […]

Revealing UV with Color - Changing Beads

Knowing you’ll spend some time in the sun, you carefully spread a sunscreen lotion labeled “SPF 50” on exposed skin. The next day, you look […]

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 […]

Black Light Secret Message

Highlighters have a number of uses, from helping acknowledge important text to acting as brightly-colored markers in our favorite coloring book. Around Halloween, though, we’ve […]

Solar Oven S'mores

So many great things are synonymous with “summertime yummies!” We can’t think of a summer treat we enjoy quite as much as a s’more: warm, […]

Build a Light Bulb - Circuits

When you are conducting experiments and demonstrations using electricity, you’ll use the science of circuits. Amazing things are possible with circuits including alarms, radios, and […]

Microwave Light Bulb

We heard that it’s possible to actually make a light bulb light-up without any electricity. We figured it out.

Growing and Shrinking Head - Optical Illusion

Science has been known to cause brain growth. The more you learn, the larger your brain. But did you know that you can use the […]

Disappearing Money

Magicians have made money appear from behind ears and out of nostrils for years. And you’ve seen Steve set a $100 bill on fire without […]

Mysterious Appearing Colors

We’ve mixed our share of colors here at Steve Spangler. We know that red and blue make purple, blue and yellow make green, and that […]

Light Writer

Writing in the dark is challenging. After a letter or two, it gets messy and the message is lost. Even something as simple as your name […]

Glowing Pumpkins - Halloween Science

If you’re a fan of Steve Spangler, you know that he loves exploding pumpkins… but we’ve also found that glowing pumpkins can be just as […]