Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Fun and Easy Science Experiments

Normally, I don't like to link to websites that are selling products, but in this case there is enough free stuff on the site to justify sharing it with you. Steve Spangler's Science website features videos and podcasts of simple "kitchen chemistry" experiments in action. The website also presents a variety of ideas for science fair projects. If you're so inclined you can buy the items necessary for conducting the experiments from Steve Spangler, but my guess is you can find many of the ingredients closer to home.

Here's a short video from Steve Spangler's Science website about Diet Coke, Mentos, and exploding watermelons.


Applications for Education
Steve Spangler's website is useful for elementary and middle school students and teachers looking for fun and easy science experiments. The videos provide useful visual aids to accompany the written experiment descriptions.