**Experiment** Library

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Balloon-Powered Car

When it comes to powering a race car, there are a lot of options. Some cars use gasoline, diesel fuel, rocket fuel, or other combustible […]

Drag Racing Cups

In the Drag Racing Cups experiment, you’ll construct a simple and fun racer that converts potential energy into kinetic energy.

Mousetraps in Motion

A mousetrap is a stellar example of converting potential energy to kinetic energy. The spring of the mousetrap is held back with a bunch of […]

Wind Up Racer

Finding creative, hands-on ways to demonstrate the difference between potential and kinetic energy can be difficult. With some simple household items and a little creativity, […]

Incredible Egg Geode

We love to do “eggs-periments.” We’ve made naked eggs, put eggs in a bottle, folded eggs, and we’ve even shown you how to decide if an […]

Fruit-Power Battery

Voltaic batteries of all shapes and sizes are devices that convert chemical energy into electrical energy. You probably use batteries to power your cell phone, iPod, […]

Build a Light Bulb - Circuits

When you are conducting experiments and demonstrations using electricity, you’ll use the science of circuits. Amazing things are possible with circuits including alarms, radios, and […]

Microwave Light Bulb

We heard that it’s possible to actually make a light bulb light-up without any electricity. We figured it out.

Do it Yourself Weather Vane

Early weathermen and women didn’t use Doppler radar or computers to forecast the weather, they relied on tools that were much more simple. Take, for […]

Make Your Own Compass

There is one tool that is sure to give you guidance if you get lost, a compass. But what could you do if you forgot […]

Erupting Volcano

Volcanoes have shaped history and science since the dawn of time. From the ultra-destructive Mount Vesuvius to the more recent Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland (good […]

Walking on Eggs

The phrase “walking on eggshells” is an idiom that is often used to describe a situation in which people must tread lightly around a sensitive […]

Borax Crystal Ornaments

Bringing real snowflakes inside one-at-a-time is next to impossible. The snowy globs on your shoes and gloves don’t count, either.  So, to work around this […]

Oozing Pumpkin

Here’s a new take on our kid-friendly “Elephant’s Toothpaste” demonstration that fits right in with your Halloween party plans. With a few simple materials right from […]

Dry Ice Floating Bubbles

Exploration into the fascinating world of dry ice is never boring, and the same goes when you add in some bubbles! Bubbles will float on […]

Growing and Shrinking Head - Optical Illusion

Science has been known to cause brain growth. The more you learn, the larger your brain. But did you know that you can use the […]

Cornstarch Monsters - Vibrating Cornstarch on a Speaker

Mixing cornstarch and water creates an ooey, gooey substance that behavior both like a solid and a liquid at the same time. Scientists call this […]

Water Whistle

People have told us that we do things to our own tune. At first we didn’t know what they meant, but then we decided that […]

Magic Rollback Can

The Magic Rollback Can appears to be a normal can that was once full of coffee, but after you roll it along the ground a […]

Disappearing Money

Magicians have made money appear from behind ears and out of nostrils for years. And you’ve seen Steve set a $100 bill on fire without […]

Mysterious Appearing Colors

We’ve mixed our share of colors here at Steve Spangler. We know that red and blue make purple, blue and yellow make green, and that […]

Berry pH Paper

You no longer need to search for specialty litmus paper. Steve and his team have come up with a formula that will allow you to […]

Falling Ring Catch

Is it possible to catch a falling ring with a loop of string? Sure it is! It’s going to take a bit of experimentation and […]

Desktop Catapult

Since city ordinances (among other things) won’t allow us to build a full-scale Medieval catapult, we had to scale it down a bit. Despite the […]