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Sonic Wacky Pack Wild Gliders Coming to a Drive-Thru Near You

Steve Spangler Science Sonic Wacky Pack Kids Meal Wild GlidersSteve Spangler Science and Sonic America’s Drive-In have teamed up once again to bring a little science and fun in their Sonic Wacky Packs Kids’ Meals this summer.

Wacky Wild Gliders are fun airplanes that feature fun facts about one of four insects. Kids will love assembling their insect glider, decorating it with the included stickers and then heading outside to explore the properties of air, motion and gravity. They will also learn a little bit about the insect on the glider.

Collect all four insect gliders at your local Sonic – Ladybug, Bee, Dragonfly and Butterfly.

You can also visit the Sonic website for more information on the gliders as well as a coloring sheet (pdf) to print and decorate.

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 force audience, we can guarantee that 2009 was never boring.  We’ve compiled some of our favorite highlights from the year, so feel free to browse through them and go back with us as we reminisce about our favorite moments from 2009… can you imagine what 2010 has in store?

ellen-birthday-12-30-09Happy Birthday Ellen!

Our 2009 Boot Camp tour kicks off in Oklahoma City, with a great group of teachers.

Our team stormed Toy Fair and set off a few geysers in the process.

Steve Spangler Science Jelly Marbles were featured on the prime-time hit series Numb3rs.

I debuted what would become one of our most requested experiments… Laminar Flow.

The face of our Insta-Snow product, Arianne Heaton, headed to college, years after she was my student at Willow Creek Elementary.

I spoke to an awesome group of teachers at the Junior League of Greater Princeton.

I was honored to have the amazing opportunity to visit Ireland and present a seminar for the Irish Science Teacher’s Association.

My St. Patrick’s Day festivities earned me a (prestigious?) Geek Dad Honor.

We debuted our Experiment of the Week widget for fans and friends to post on their blogs and the downloads haven’t stopped since!

I had the opportunity to let Ellen DeGeneres ride the Bed of Nails on my March appearance on Ellen’s show.

We honored some amazing teachers when we celebrated Teacher Appreciation Month at SteveSpanglerScience.com.

We enlisted an unexpected “audience” when our Flying Trash Can experiments brought the police to our offices.

I am proud to say that we won two Multi-Chanel Merchant awards, including Best Website of the Year.

We received a Guinness World Record and educated over 5,000 students with our first annual Weather and Science Day at Coor’s Field.

We took our teacher training experience to a whole new level with our first-ever Science at Sea program.

In conjunction with Klutz Press, we launched a new book, Boom Splat Kablooey!, and a new depth charge for our Geyser Tube.

I had the chance to spend some time with the Evolution of Dance guy, Judson Laipply, and record one really cool video.

I took on the media hype and helped 9News determine if the “Balloon Boy” balloon could have lifted the weight of a small child.

We launched one of my favorite products at SteveSpanglerScience.com this year… Film Canister Rockets!

After the huge success of the Bed of Nails on the Ellen DeGeneres show, we decided to bring the experience to the teachers at NAEYC 2009.

I had the opportunity to speak to a great group of teachers at the Reach Them to Teach Them conference.

Our Spangler Science team pulled off a surprise assembly for some deserving kids in the community… and taught them how to make “snow.”

My son, Jack, tackled that age-old question, “Is double-dipping your chip as bad as licking the whole bowl?”

We debuted another line of educational toys in conjunction with SONIC restaurants.

SONIC Drive-In Presents Steve Spangler Science Wacky Pack Books

AnimalsCOBWe are excited to announce our third partnership with SONIC Drive-In restaurants, SONIC Sliders 2.  Starting in November, the books are available at a SONIC Drive-In near you.  This time around, our Science Editor collaborated with SONIC to produce four, all-new Science Sliders as part of the SONIC Wacky Packs.  Each book shares a different science theme: Animals, Earth Science, Transportation and Anatomy. Each slider book contains an experiment that is easy to conduct at home and may even use supplies that are found in your bag like ketchup, salt, napkins, fries… even the bag itself.  The four book series is called Science Sliders because each page has a section that slides out to reveal another cool science secret.

“SONIC is delighted to partner with Steve Spangler Science as part of our Accent on Education program,” said Tamara Stanley, director of segment marketing for SONIC® Drive-In®. “At SONIC, we blend fun with education by including interactive educational toys in our Wacky Pack kids’ meal. The Science Sliders books are a great example of how we help our youngest guests understand how fun learning can be.”

We at Steve Spangler Science are excited about SONIC’S desire to make their kid’s meals both fun and educational. Teachers work hard to make science fun and meaningful in their classrooms. Any time we can make science fun outside the classroom, our chances are greater for getting kids hooked.

**A factual error was printed in the Human Body Science Slider that humans have blue blood. This statement is incorrect. The de-oxygenated blood is maroon or rust colored and not blue. We apologize for this error.

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A Science Lesson from SONIC Drive-In

sonicspanglersliders.jpgNow you can eat a burger, drink a limeade and enjoy some cool science experiments from Steve Spangler Science at your local SONIC® America’s Drive-In®. We’re excited to announce the release of six books that we wrote for Sonic as part of their Wacky Pack® kid’s meal. The six book series are called Science Sliders because each page has a section that slides out to reveal another cool science secret. It will take you a minute to try to figure out how the colors appear… pretty cool.

Each book shares a different science theme: Air-Mazing Science, Science Magic, Sounds of Science, Optical Illusions, Light and Color and Backyard Science. The experiments are easy to conduct at home and may even use supplies that are found in your bag like ketchup, salt, napkins, fries… even the bag itself.

soniclogo.jpeg“SONIC is delighted to partner with Steve Spangler Science as part of our Accent on Education program,” said Tamara Stanley, director of segment marketing for SONIC® Drive-In®. “At SONIC, we blend fun with education by including interactive educational toys in our Wacky Pack kids’ meal. The Science Sliders books are a great example of how we help our youngest guests understand how fun learning can be.”

Download the Sonic Science Coloring Page
We at Steve Spangler Science are excited about SONIC’S desire to make their kid’s meals both fun and educational. Teachers work hard to make science fun and meaningful in their classrooms. Any time we can make science fun outside the classroom, our chances are greater for getting kids hooked.

Click here to find a SONIC® Drive-In® in your area.