Easy Science Experiments


The Science of Keeping Flowers Fresh

Drop in a penny… spritz with a sugary soda… stir in vinegar… or give the flowers an Aspirin (which might be needed after all of […]

Moss Graffiti

Graffiti is a topic of debate in the modern world. While some consider graffiti a nuisance, others consider it street art. With that debate still […]

Toothpick Star Table Trick

It’s always fun to use simple materials in simple ways and really surprise people with the results. OK, this one is part science and part […]

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 […]

Gardening with Hydrogel Crystals

Water Jelly Crystals are an example of a water-absorbing polymer called a hydrogel. Think of these hydrogels as long chains of molecules (called polymers) that […]

Color Changing Carnation Flowers

With this experiment, you can discover for yourself how essential the functions of stems are to plant growth. As the colored water is absorbed, you will be able […]

Growing Bacteria in Petri Dishes

This activity will prove that Mom was right… “Wash your hands with soap and warm water!” A Petri dish prepared with nutrient agar (a seaweed […]

Growing Plants in Test Tubes

Nothing compares to eating fresh vegetables picked right out of the garden! But, what’s happening out of sight in the soil of that garden? Here are two plant-growing activities you […]

Berry pH Paper

You no longer need to search for specialty litmus paper. Steve and his team have come up with a formula that will allow you to […]

Helpful Hydrogels

Steve Spangler is honored to have been chosen as the 2008 National Spokesperson for the 4-H Youth Science Day.  Together with his experiment-ologists, the Spangler […]

Water Jelly Crystals

Water Jelly Crystals are an example of amazing hydrogels… superabsorbent polymers that are saving the environment. Superabsorbent polymers are rapidly becoming one of the most […]