Mad About Science – The Science of Propane

Mad About Science™ salutes the propane scientists at AmeriGas, the nation's largest supplier of propane tanks and cylinders. Greg Rice and Chris Selepec from AmeriGas demonstrated the science behind propane tanks and explained propane tank safety at their facility in Commerce City, Colorado. Greg and Chris demonstrated that propane is both a gas and a liquid. It is a colorless and odorless [...]

Don Cameron is Mad About Science

The chemistry students at Lakewood High School in Lakewood, Colorado set their alarm clocks just a little earlier than normal today to join us on live TV for our Mad About Science tribute to Don Cameron. Mr. Cameron is described by his students as a 'really great teacher who tells lots of jokes.' While Mr. Cameron does lots of great demos, [...]

Tom Andrews is Mad About Science

Any teacher who can inspire a group of students to get up at 4:30 AM in order to be on live television is an amazing person. But it didn't take long to see why his students like him so much... "He's just a cool teacher who makes coming to class fun," says one of his students as she launches a rubber [...]

Hose Burst Test on Live TV – Spangler Visits Gates Labs

All this week on TV, I had the opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at Denver-based companies who each have a cool science twist to their business. The scientists at Gates Corporation invited our cameras on a tour of the hydraulic testing labs at Gates where they demonstrated how engineers test high pressure rubber hoses for commercial use. During [...]

Mad About Science – a week-long salute to amazing science teachers

I approached my television producer with this idea several months ago... let's invite viewers to nominate their favorite science teacher to receive a special visit from our morning crew at their school during our "Mad About Science" week at 9NEWS. My producer didn't even have to think twice about the idea - do it! Within the first few hours after we [...]