Easy Science Experiments

Polymers

Slime Art

We all know that playing with slime is one of the best things in the world.  But, what do you do when you’re done.  You […]

Vanishing Peanuts

They seem to magically “disappear.” In fact, the Styrofoam reacts with the solvent to reveal the fact that Styrofoam is made up of long strands […]

Homemade Hand Warmer

If you’ve been outdoors when it’s really cold, there’s a good chance you’ve either used these yourself or wished you had. You can experience a […]

Magnetic Slime

There’s a good chance you’ve (1) already worked with magnets and (2) made slime many times. It’s a good bet you haven’t done it at the same time, […]

Rainbow Snow

We’ll admit, we take a little bit of offense when someone says, “Snow only comes in white.” Apparently, they’ve never seen the Rainbow Snow activity.

Edible Slime

Slime is a staple of Halloween, chemistry, and science, in general. What could be better than stretching a glob of goo between your hands or […]

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 […]

How to Make Slime - Elmer's Glue Recipes

Expert slime makers agree that Elmer’s glue makes the best DIY slime. However, there are some tricky variations that can turn your slime from just […]

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 […]

Insta-Snow - Erupting Snow Polymer

You won’t believe your eyes. Just add water to the Insta-Snow powder and watch as the liquid magically changes into fluffy snow. This realistic looking […]

Gravi-Goo: A Self-Siphoning Gel

When a small amount of Polyox (polyethylene oxide) is mixed with water, it dissolves, forming a thick, slippery, gooey, mucous-like gel. Oh, the visual imagery! […]

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. […]

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 […]

Glacier GAK

If you’re old enough to remember Silly Putty, you may remember what it felt like to roll it up into a ball in your hand. […]

Teflon Tape Secret Message

We love polymers at Steve Spangler Science, but we aren’t the only ones. Did you know that plumbers use special polymers almost every day? It’s […]