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Halloween with hBARSCI: Spooky Science, Eerie Experiments, and—You Guessed It—Skeletons!

Halloween with hBARSCI: Spooky Science, Eerie Experiments, and—You Guessed It—Skeletons!

Welcome to spooky season! Whether it’s the anatomy of the human body—bones and guts and brains, oh my!—or using ooey gooey liquids to simulate all those gross, gory substances classic to the Halloween genre of decore, Halloween is a great time to get scientific! And at hBARSCI, we have all the products you need both to teach and to terrify. In the following, we look back at a few hBARSCI Halloween favorites.

The Spookiest Work-from-Home Buddy

Working from home is more common now than ever, and in this post hBARSCI shows you all the ways to use a skeleton to dress up your home. Skeletons are so versatile—you can dress them up, hang them, sit them at a table or on the porch, or even stage an elaborate scary scene with them.

On top of that, skeletons offer an easy segue into knowledge-dropping. For example, did you know that the adult human skeleton consists of 206 individual bones, but babies are born with 300—and more than half of your bones are in your hands and your feet? Also, bone is living tissue! The collagen in bone constantly replenishes itself, and every year about 10 percent of bone is replaced, meaning you have a new skeleton about every 10 years!

Click here to shop all hBARSCI’s skeletons and bones.

A Creepy Foam Fountain Recipe 

In this post, we show you how to create your own foam reaction that you can use in all different settings to add a bit of realism to your Halloween decor. And not only do we give you all the tools to make your own foam fountain, but we take you step-by-step through the chemistry so you can understand how it works!

Get your foam chemistry kit and glassware and get cooking!

Some Doing Science, Some Scaring

Last year, we shared some of our favorite anatomical products, including this skull! Our skull has three parts: the calvaria, skull base, and articulated mandible, providing an incredible amount of realism and detail for examining the human skull—or frightening your favorite people. Each of our models is anatomically correct with realistic textures and landmarks, making them excellent for teaching or studying the human body, as well as perfect for Halloween displays. 

And no Halloween celebration would be complete without some ooze, so head on over to our favorite recipe for fluorescent slime. The kit uses polyvinyl alcohol chemistry to create the slime and pink pigment to make the chemical activity visual. The resulting oozy mixture is pink under regular light and glows orange under a black light!

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