**Experiment** Library

All Experiments

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! […]

Straw Through Potato

Sometimes you have to stop and ask yourself, “Who comes up with this stuff?” No one ever uses a straw to eat a potato, but […]

Growing and Shrinking Marshmallows

A vacuum packer is an amazing device that vacuum packs food to seal in the freshness. At least that’s what those late night infomercials tell […]

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 […]

Musical Straw

Music has been one of the greatest inventions in human history! There’s no telling when it started or what was the first wind instrument (one […]

Huff and Puff Challenge

Putting an item into an empty soda bottle is a piece of cake. Just drop the object through the mouth of the bottle, right? Well, we […]

Impossible Egg Crush

Eggs are amazingly strong despite their reputation for being so fragile.  An egg can withstand nearly your entire strength as you try to squeeze it. […]

Dancing Spaghetti

Who taught these noodles to dance? Go on – gather up some pasta noodles, turn up the music, and get ready for an old-fashioned pasta […]

Magic Spheres - Science of Density

Science is not magic but magic definitely needs science. Say this to your friends, “Let’s make this metal ball bearing become a featherweight plastic sphere.” […]

Balancing Act - Cylinder Strength

If someone told you that they could balance a full-size text book on a piece of paper, you might call up the looney bin. That’s […]

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 […]

Fortune Telling Fish

Are you searching for answers about your real personality? You know, the one you keep hidden from everyone? A simple plastic fish will reveal the deeper side of […]

Sink or Swim (Surface Tension)

There are times in science where changing one variable can be the difference between fire and smoke, conducting and insulating, and in this case, sinking […]

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 […]

Black Light Secret Message

Highlighters have a number of uses, from helping acknowledge important text to acting as brightly-colored markers in our favorite coloring book. Around Halloween, though, we’ve […]

Spinning Match - Table Trick

When you cautiously balance a matchstick on the rim of a coin that has also been precariously balanced onto another coin, it might sound like […]

Pendulum Stopper (Physics Magic)

While many magicians rely on the arts of deception or slight of hand to baffle their audience, we like to use principles of science to […]

Solar Oven S'mores

So many great things are synonymous with “summertime yummies!” We can’t think of a summer treat we enjoy quite as much as a s’more: warm, […]

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 […]

Talking Cups

From the soulful crooning of an R&B singer to the deep roar of thunder, sounds are created by vibrations. So, if you’re looking to make […]

Blubber Glove

The animals of the Arctic and Antarctic circles spend their lives surviving subfreezing air temperatures and frigid water. Their secret is blubber, a thick layer […]