3 Spooky Ways to Use Dry Ice This Halloween

Do your kids love things that bubble, sputter and smoke?

Looking for some spooky scientific fun this Halloween?

Get some chills and thrills with the coolest substance known to kids: dry ice.

In this article I’ll share three of my favorite bubbling and oozing potions that will light up your Halloween party or fall festival.

Plus you’ll get hours of enchanting science discovery for your family.

Three dry ice science projects that are bubbling, boiling and oozing potions to light up your Halloween party or fall festival.

What’s So Cool About Dry Ice?

Dry ice and Halloween go hand in hand. Imagine a bubbling witch’s potion, a hazy specter of a ghost, a mad scientist’s lab lined with beakers full of colorful chemicals, a foggy mist masking the full moon in an inky black sky…

These mysterious images and more can all be created with dry ice.

Dropping a few pieces of dry ice in warm water creates a fascinating sensory experience for kids and adults alike—bubbling sounds; smoke that pours from every cylinder and cauldron; and bubbles you can touch, bounce and squeeze.

There’s so much to discover and explore when performing dry ice science.

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How to Make Slime: 5 Easy Recipes for Halloween Fun

Do your kids love things that squish and ooze?

Want to surprise them with an afternoon of messy learning and fun?

Ever wondered what the secret is to making great slime?

In this article you’ll learn how to make my favorite Halloween slime recipes for haunted houses, classroom parties, Halloween parties or just an ooey-gooey good time.

Halloween slime recipes for haunted houses, classroom parties, Halloween parties or just an ooey-gooey good time.

Why Make Your Own Slime?

There’s nothing better than a hands-on project that will let kids make a mess and keep them engaged while they experiment with different textures and colors.

Halloween and slime go hand in hand, so my kids and I spent an afternoon creating fun, slimy, new recipes. Just in time for Halloween.

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Edible DNA: A Fun Twist to Science Your Kids Can Swallow

Are your kids curious?

Do they like to eat?

How about creating a fun activity that shows your kids why we are all different yet very much the same.

The project is creating edible DNA.

In this article, I’ll help you explain the molecule of life that is DNA in kid-friendly terms, show you how you and your family can discover some of your unique genetic traits and teach you to make a delicious model of the DNA strand that your kids will love.

Add a fun twist to science with an edible DNA project and explore genetics to understand the molecule of life and discover your own family's genetic traits.

Why Should We Learn About DNA?

Has your daughter ever wondered why she can roll her tongue but her best friend can’t, no matter how hard she tries?

Or why you’re left-handed but everyone else in your family is right-handed?

Maybe your son wishes his curly hair was straight like his sister’s?

What causes all these differences, even between siblings who have the same parents?

The answer lies in our DNA, a special kind of molecule that holds the code—the instructions—for every cell in our bodies.

We all like to remind our children that they are unique and special: “There is only one You,” we tell them. “There can never be another You!” DNA is what makes this true. DNA determines the characteristics that make each of us different from anyone else in the world. What a sweet concept.

It’s also a very important scientific concept, which may open your children’s eyes—whether they’re blue, brown, hazel or green—to the discovery of their own special traits such as blonde hair or large feet or brown skin.

Learning about DNA in the sweet, kid-friendly activity you’ll find below is a great way to teach kids some science in a fun way and encourage them to celebrate our differences.

It’s also a tasty sculpture you can eat for dessert.

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How to Walk on Eggs: Fun Physics for Kids

Do you ever feel like your kids are “walking on eggshells”?

Now you can show your kids how to literally walk on raw eggshells and do something that seems impossible.

That’s right, eggs—those delicate things you have to check at the supermarket to make sure they’re not broken.

In this article, I’ll show you a fun way to find out whether eggs are truly fragile or are actually incredibly architected pieces of nature, built for both strength and weakness.

Walking on eggs: find out whether eggs are truly fragile or are actually incredibly architected pieces of nature, built for both strength and weakness.

Why Take the Eggshells Challenge?

In our house, we aren’t concerned about walking on eggshells or treading lightly around sensitive topics. We lay it all out, grab a carton-full of eggs and walk all over them. Saturday afternoons around the Spangler household includes a truckload of eggs and a lot of laughter.

Why not bring this laughter, this sense of wonder and fascination, to your family too?

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