Easy Science Experiments

States of Matter

Dry Ice Crystal Ball Bubble

Create a soap film on the rim of a bucket and, with one other simple ingredient, you will have made the world’s coolest crystal ball. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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! […]

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, […]

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. […]

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 […]

Light Ice, Heavy Water

You know that materials have different densities. For a perfect, amazing example of how to demonstrate these different densities, check out our 9 Layer Density […]

Smoking Bubbles - Dry Ice Science

We know that dry ice is incredibly fun to use in experiments – it’s because of the awesome fog you get when you combine the […]

Volcano in a Cup (Erupting Wax)

When you hear about a volcano erupting, what do you think is going on? If you’re like us, you think of red hot chunks of […]

Incredible Egg Geode

We love to do “eggs-periments.” We’ve made naked eggs, put eggs in a bottle, folded eggs, and we’ve even shown you how to decide if an […]

Erupting Volcano

Volcanoes have shaped history and science since the dawn of time. From the ultra-destructive Mount Vesuvius to the more recent Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland (good […]

Dry Ice Floating Bubbles

Exploration into the fascinating world of dry ice is never boring, and the same goes when you add in some bubbles! Bubbles will float on […]

Cornstarch Monsters - Vibrating Cornstarch on a Speaker

Mixing cornstarch and water creates an ooey, gooey substance that behavior both like a solid and a liquid at the same time. Scientists call this […]

Ice Cube Rope

Most normal people won’t put effort into trying to catch a solid chunk of ice with a rope. Luckily, we aren’t most people!  Steve and […]

Balloon Expansion

Here’s a great way to actually see how air fills more space and then less space as its temperature changes back and forth between warmer and cooler. You can easily […]

Candle Seesaw

This scientific amusement is easily overlooked when you’re thumbing through the pages of an old science book. How exciting can a few candles attached to […]

Pressure Cooker Shrinking Cup

The pressure cooker is Mom's secret weapon when it comes to making that savory stew in less than an hour. This amazing device is also […]

Science Fair - Freezing Liquids

11-year-old scientist Greg Gassen had a great idea for his science fair project. The only problem? He didn’t have access to liquid nitrogen. That’s when […]

Flying Tea Rocket

The Flying Tea Rocket is an adaptation of a classic science demonstration called the “Ditto-Paper Rocket.”*  Each two-page Ditto master had a sheet of tissue paper […]

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. […]

Instant Freeze Water - Bottle Slam

You put a plastic bottle of soda pop or water in the freezer for a few minutes to get it ice cold. It’s still a […]

Bouncing Smoke Bubbles - Boo Bubbles

Bubbles are cool, but bubbles filled with fog are even more cool. Just imagine the cool factor going up tenfold if you could bounce and […]

Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream

It's been described as the five minute way to make amazing ice cream. No cranking… no ice and rock salt mixtures… and you can forget […]