**Experiment** Library

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bouncing Bubble

With the Bouncing Bubble, that little puff of air trapped in a thin soap film will bounce. What?!?! It’s true! These bubbles are formulated to […]

Salt and Marble Mystery

Finding the toy surprise in your favorite breakfast cereal is never easy. Most of the time you’re forced to dig through the cereal or dump […]

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 […]

Homemade Ice Cream

The Roman emperor, Nero, is credited as the first person to have a type of ice cream made for his meals. Snow was used to […]