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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 […]

Color Changing Milk

This unforgettable hands-on learning experience is fun and easy—no wonder it’s one of Steve Spangler’s most popular experiments! Learn how to turn this activity into […]

Windbags - Explore Bernoulli's Principle

The challenge: How many breaths of air will it take you to fill a plastic bag that’s 8’ (2 m) long and 10” (25 cm) […]

Soap Soufflé

Ivory soap . . . it’s the soap that floats. But why? discover the secret behind this floating sensation by cooking the whole bar of […]

Magnetic Money

It’s true, money is magnetic! You’ll need to get your hands on a super strong neodymium magnet to uncover an amazing secret.

Air Pressure Can Crusher

You could use your foot, your hands, or even your head (not advised) to crush a soda can. But nothing compares to the fun you’ll […]

Squeeze Rocket Launcher

It’s easy to turn a juice bottle into a rocket launcher. How? Grab a few straws, some modeling clay, and an empty juice bottle to […]

Screaming Balloon

Here’s an easy-to-do experiment using only a balloon and a hex nut from the hardware store. Be sure to buy enough supplies for all of […]

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 […]

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. […]

Amazing Square Bubble

Soap bubbles that are not spherical are unusual and they don’t happen without a little help. Nature is funny like that. Square bubbles are easy to […]

Floating Ping-Pong Balls and Flying Toilet Paper

Amuse the neighbors for hours as you make objects float in midair using Bernoulli’s Principle. Believe it or not, the secret to this levitation mystery […]

Balancing Utensils

A balanced diet is always a good idea to help you stay healthy. Here’s an activity that’ll be a hit at home or at your […]

Soda Can Shake-Up

In some circles, it’s considered bad manners to shake a can of soda just before giving it to a thirsty friend. The unexpected w-h-o-o-s-h of soda […]

Floating Water

Is it really possible to fill a glass with water and turn it upside down without spilling? this clever science trick is a popular after-dinner […]

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. […]

Floating Static Bands

By doing this research, you could end up in the company of people like Ben Franklin, James Watt, Thomas Edison, and Nikola Tesla. Then there […]

Money in a Blender - A Cash Smoothie

It’s true . . . some money is magnetic. Vending machines will sound an alarm if an ordinary piece of paper is inserted into the […]

Goldenrod Paper Message

The term goldenrod is typically used to describe a color of paper – golden yellow. However, our goldenrod paper contains a special dye that turns […]

Colorful Convection Currents

Cool, crisp, clean mountain air has long been an important reason why people move to Colorado, USA. Unfortunately, the air in the city of Denver […]

Do Not Open Bottle

When you receive a package that says “DO NOT OPEN!” what do you want to do? Open it! It’s just human nature. Try this tempting […]

Heavy Paper-Exploring the Power of Air

Everyday you feel it but you don’t even know it’s pressing on you. You walk with it, you run with it, you sleep under it, […]

Balancing Nails

The object is to balance a bunch of nails on the head of a single nail. All of the nails have to be balanced at […]

Eye Dropper Cartesian Diver

Is it mind control or just a clever science trick? It’s a classic science experiment using an eye-dropper, a soda bottle filled with water, and […]