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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 […]

Homemade Hand Boiler

What would you say if we told you that you could make water boil with nothing more than your touch? Impossible, right? There is no […]

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 […]

Wrapper Worm

Sometimes it’s just fun to be a little silly. Let’s be honest, worms are cool to look at in the garden, but probably not at […]

Sinking Soda Surprise

I remember as a kid diving to the bottom of the swimming pool to retrieve unopened cans of soda pop. Our parents tossed the unopened […]

Oil and Water

There’s something very important about oil and water that you probably already know: oil doesn’t mix with water! That explains why oil spills on the ocean float on […]

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? […]

CO2 Fire Extinguisher

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a gas that humans interact with every day. For instance, you exhale it from your lungs. Drive a vehicle and it’s in the engine […]

Invisible Soda

A glass of cold milk goes great with a lot of things: cereal, cookies, cakes, pies, etc. However, it’s not such a good match-up with […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dry Ice Balloon

Blowing up balloons can be quite the task. You’ll spend a ton of time huffing and puffing while blowing your breath into the rubbery orb. […]

Perfect Fake Blood - Easiest Recipe Ever

A few gallons of fake blood are just the ticket for your Halloween haunted house, for some innocent pranks, or for emergency preparedness training. The problem is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Drops on a Penny

You might think that you can’t fit many drops of water on the surface of a penny. Pennies are just so small! In the Drops […]

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 […]

Flame Test - Colorful Elements

Blue, orange, and yellow flames are pretty common. What about green or purple flames? When you’re used to the everyday colors of flames, colorful changes […]

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 […]

Color Mixing Gobstoppers (Candy Science)

Hard candies are known for their bright colors, delicious tastes, as well as having a ton of sugar. While munching on a handful of candy […]

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 […]