**Experiment** Library

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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 […]

Floating Ping Pong Ball

You’ve seen Steve Spangler use blow dryers or industrial-sized blowers to levitate ping pong balls, beach balls, and send toilet paper flying through the air. […]

Candy Science - Floating Letters

M&Ms have the slogan of melting in your mouth, but not in your hands. You wanna know something cool? The special melting property is totally […]

Liquid Layers - Salt Water Density Straw

Density can be a difficult scientific property to grasp. With that in mind, we found a way to make the science of density a colorful, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is Black Really Black? - Color Chromatography

What color is black? Some people answer with a simple “black,” while others respond with something like “black is the absence of all color.” If […]

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 […]

The Spinning Penny

Warning: The Spinning Penny Balloon is known to be addicting! Once you try it, you’ll find out too late that it’s habit forming and totally […]

Egg Drop Inertia Challenge

The egg drop is one of my all-time favorite science demonstrations. It’s a combination of strategy, skill, and just a little luck. The goal is […]

Sharpie Pen Color Science

We did some research and found out there’s a fun, easy, and quick way to create tie dye patterns in an instant using markers. It’s […]

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 […]

Balloon in a Bottle

Some things look so easy until you try them. Case in point… how hard would it be to inflate a balloon in a plastic soda […]

Why Does the Water Rise?

Watch closely and use everything you know about air pressure differences to explain the mystery of the rising water. Look for clues that explain why […]

Bubbling Blob - Lava Lamp

Learn how to make a wave bottle using oil, water, and a secret ingredient that makes the whole thing fizz, bubble, and erupt.

Flame Light Relight - Science Magic

There’s a lot of chemistry behind the simple lighting or extinguishing of a flame. Would you believe us if we told you that you could […]

Marshmallow Masher

Marshmallows are a tasty, fluffy staple of summertime s’mores, campouts, and backyard barbecues. There really isn’t very much to them, either. The scientific way to see […]

Launching Potatoes - How to Make a Potato Launcher

What could be more fun than a potato launcher, a 14-pound sack of spuds, and a big cup of coffee? Learn about air pressure, force […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Eating Nails for Breakfast

Did you know that you can use a magnet to prove there really is iron in your breakfast cereal? The next time you’re eating a […]

Tablecloth Trick

We’ve all seen it done in the movies and figured there were camera tricks or edited film involved (there were probably some of both, too). […]

Cloud in a Bottle

Warm, moist air rises in the atmosphere, cools, and beautiful, puffy clouds can be the result. Tiny water droplets become clouds of many different kinds […]