The New York Times – featured Be Amazing! Toys in its December 25, 2012 article on the power of science kits to inspire future scientists.
But even at the goo-making end of the retail spectrum, toy company executives make good arguments for the educational value of their products. At Be Amazing! Toys, top sellers include Insta-Snow, Cool Slime (“Just mix the two liquids together and you’ve got perfect slime every time”) and the Geyser Tube, which is a package of Mentos and a tube to funnel them into a soda bottle. Some kits cost under $5.
Besides the obvious financial aid procuring a sponsor can provide, Science Fair Sponsors can help generate interest in your school’s science fair on the part of the community, parents and students. Corporate sponsors, who are generally able to give more than individuals and small businesses, may also provide enough financial support to give kids individual budgets for their science fair projects and experiments.
starting March 18th, 2011
In an exciting bit of space news, The NASA MESSENGER spacecraft is set to enter orbit around Mercury on March 18th of 2011, marking the first time in history a man made object will be placed in orbit around the planet closest to our sun. MESSENGER will orbit Mercury for a full year, recording numerous images and instrumental readings and transmitting back a wealth of data to help scientists better understand the closest planet to our sun. Read more
Chemistry and Science Experiments
Chemistry is a very big subject. It covers lots of different types of reactions and scientific topics, and so there are lots of special words that have specific meanings in chemistry that you don’t normally hear in everyday conversation. They describe lots of cool things, and so here is a list of some of our favorites. See if you can make a list of your own! In fact, go ahead and send us a list of your favorite chemistry words, and we may even feature your list in this blog! How cool is that?
How to Get Kids Excited About Science Fair Projects
Every year, parents are at a loss when their kids come home from school and ask, “What should I do this year for my science fair experiment?” Some schools require student participation in science fairs, while others offer science fairs as voluntary extracurricular activities. In either case, the most valuable thing you can do for your child is to help them discover an interest in a specific scientific topic and then nurture their natural curiosity until it blossoms into an idea for their own science fair project or experiment. Read more
Happy New Year! This is a special science year—2011 has been declared the
INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF CHEMISTRY!
The theme of this year of chemistry (made official by the United Nations) is “Chemistry—our life, our future.”
Chemistry is the science of matter and the changes it undergoes. That means atoms, molecules, crystals, energy, reactions, and all kinds of other cool science stuff. Here at Be Amazing, we LOVE chemistry, and we want you to love it, too. Throughout the year, we will be featuring cool activities, highlighting awesome science experiments, and offering special science deals on all things chemistry!
The United Nations declared 2011 the International Year of CHEMISTRY, and in honor of that, here is a cool chemistry experiment that will amaze your friends—cool crystals that grow overnight! This experiment involves boiling water, so you will need an adult assistant (adult assistants are great whenever there is dirty work to do).