Ellen Show – Spangler Science Take 9 – It's Raining Ping Pong Balls!

We're back from the Warner Bros. studios in Burbank, California with lots of fun stories from our latest appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. When I say 'we'... I mean 'we' because there's no way I could pull these segments off by myself. Jeff Brooks, Carly Reed and Lisa Brooks traveled with me and worked hard backstage and on the outside [...]

Best of Spangler Science 2009

It's been quite a year for us at Steve Spangler Science... in fact, when the year starts out with 50 off your closest friends helping you wish Ellen DeGeneres a Happy Birthday, you know big things are in store.  Whether we were letting fans ride on the infamous Bed of Nails at NAEYC 2009 or launching trash cans with a police [...]

Evolution of Dance Guy Mysteriously Vanishes in an Explosion

... and when the smoke cleared Judson Laipply was gone. [youtube width="560" height="340"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRk_qGbGVFE[/youtube] Oh, you want the rest of the story? I first met Judson over the summer while we were both booked to speak at the same conference. When he mentioned he was coming out to Colorado in August, we made plans to get together. I got a text message from Judson [...]

Customer Captures Amazing Moon Pictures with Reflector Telescope

I love getting feedback from our customers on the products that they have purchased from us and the experiments that they have tried. I love it even more when our customers use the materials we have provided and take them to an entirely new level. That's why I was so excited to read an email I received from Steve Kuzmich. Steve purchased [...]

4th of July Cool Science Experiment – Colored Smoke Rings

I'll have to admit that my Trash Can Smoke Rings routine is not only a signature staple in my stage show, but it's become one of my all-time favorite science demos to perform. After presenting my smoke ring routine on the Ellen Show, I received a flood of e-mails with questions about the smoke machine and where to purchase the device. [...]

Even Science People Practice for the Big Game – Colorado Rockies Science Day

Professional athletes practice before the big game day... and so should the visiting science team. We're honored to be invited by the Colorado Rockies baseball organization and NBC affiliate 9News to kick-off their first annual Science Day at Coors Field on May 7, 2009. If you're in the Colorado area, there's still time to sign-up. Yes, even Dinger liked the kaboom.

Liquid Nitrogen Explosions – Flying Trash Cans Prompt Visitors

They say practice makes perfect. So, we were practicing for an upcoming live performance by setting off liquid nitrogen trash can explosions in our parking lot... and a few visitors showed up. We might have upset our neighbors. Let's start by saying, "Don't try this at home... or anywhere for that matter." The explosion is the biggest I've seen (outside of some [...]

New Widget for Your Blog! Experiment of the Week

We now have over 100,000 subscribers who receive our Science Experiment of the Week in their inbox each Wednesday morning. We've had requests to create a widget (especially from teachers who blog), and we finally did it using Widgetbox. The widget is called Science Experiment of the Week from Steve Spangler. We think it's a cool widget that shares both experiments [...]

Twist in Time – One of the Coolest Science Demos I've Ever Seen

It's a demonstration that almost has to be seen in person to believe. Otherwise, you're likely to say, "It's fake... there's no way that could happen!" As you're watching the video below, please remember that there is absolutely no trick photography. When disbelievers see the demonstration performed live, the reaction is nothing short of astonishing. Based on our past experience, we [...]

Dom DeLuise Does the Great Egg Drop Trick on Johnny Carson

I'll file this under the "Teaching Moments" category because it's one of the greatest comedy teaching moments of all time with Johnny Carson and Dom DeLuise. The trick is great... but Johnny Carson's reaction and the surprise ending is probably something Dom DeLuise never imagined in his wildest dreams. Really funny science.