Steve Spangler Science: Drag Racing Cups
Steve Spangler Science

Finish your coffee and use this fun and simple experiment to create an awesome racer!

Steve Spangler Science: Mousetraps in Motion
Steve Spangler Science

Use the spring-loaded action of a mousetrap to make a real working car

Steve Spangler Science: Candle Seesaw
Steve Spangler Science

This scientific amusement is easily overlooked when you’re thumbing through the pages of an old science book. How exciting can a few candles attached to a stick really be?

Steve Spangler Science: The Unbelievable Pendulum Catch
Steve Spangler Science

Will your hex nuts crash to the ground? Discover the shocking result yourself!

Steve Spangler Science: Popsicle Stick Chain Reaction
Steve Spangler Science

Weave popsicle sticks together to build potential energy before releasing them in a flurry of kinetic energy.

Steve Spangler Science: Bounce No Bounce Balls
Steve Spangler Science

Who would have thought you could teach science at the toy store?

Steve Spangler Science: Newton’s Inertia Beads
Steve Spangler Science

Inertia, force, and motion come together as Sir Isaac Newton’s favorite beads pull themselves out of a container.

Carnegie STEM Girls: Marshmallow Slingshot
Carnegie STEM Girls

Your Challenge: How far can you launch a marshmallow across the room?

Siemens STEM Day: How Low Can You Go?
Siemens STEM Day

In this activity, students will investigate factors that influence the temperature of an isolated system and relate this to average kinetic energy and thermodynamic properties.

Arizona Science Center: A Wild Ride! Lesson Plans (Grades 6 - 8)
Arizona Science Center

Kinetic and potential energy, energy transfer, inertia, newton’s laws, engineering design process.