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Science Explodes at the Cherry Creek Foundation Luncheon

Steve Spangler, a former teacher and educator for Cherry Creek Schools, brought Bernoulli’s Principle to life for 600 people during the 19th Annual Cherry Creek Schools Foundation Luncheon on March 15.

Courtesy: Cherry Creek Schools

The crowd of business leaders, city government officials, educators and foundation volunteers were on their feet filling plastic tubes with lots of hot air.

Spangler was the keynote speaker for the luncheon, held at the DTC Hyatt Regency. Retiring Superintendent Mary Chelsey was honored along with several educators and volunteers. The luncheon also serves as a fundraiser for the foundation.

“Learning is about engagement,” Spangler said during his presentation. “It’s about creating those ‘I’ll never forget the day’ kind of moments in the classroom.”

Courtesy: Cherry Creek Schools

As 600 Wind Bags danced around the ballroom, Spangler called it a Facebook moment. but the audience called it a memorable learning moment.

Attendees also dodged smoke rings and jumped when Spangler’s wallet ignited in flames.

Spangler was a teacher in the Cherry Creek School District for 12 years before taking his show on the road to educate teachers in how to engage and excite their students about science.

“Make it big, do it right, give it class,” said Spangler of education. “And if it makes it from the classroom to the dinner table, you know you’ve done it right — activities don’t make it to the dinner table. Experiences do.”

For more photos, check out the Foundation Luncheon photo album on the Cherry Creek Schools Facebook page!

 

Steve Returns to the Ellen DeGeneres Show for 14th Appearance

What does 3,000 Alka-Seltzer Tablets, 3,000 film canisters and Steve Spangler have in common with the Ellen DeGeneres Show?

Steve demonstrated the explosive power of carbon dioxide when thousands of film canisters rained down on the Ellen set Wednesday. Cameras were covered, Ellen dressed in a rain coat, safety goggles and a hard hat and even Tony had an umbrella for protection. To say Steve blew the roof off of the Ellen Show is saying Mentos and Diet Coke make a small mess.

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When Actor Rainn Wilson Asked Steve Spangler About the Science of Love, Things Got a Little Awkward

Actor Rainn Wilson of SoulPancake – a website where life’s big questions are debated, mixed and turned to batter – recently made a visit to the Spangler Labs. He sat down with Steve Spangler and asked about the science of love.

When Steve didn’t quite have the answer, he vamped a little and tried to answer the question the best he could…

Did you wonder why Steve and Rainn never appear together in the same shot? They each shot their part in different studios – Steve in Englewood, Colorado and Rainn in Los Angeles. Our two teams met last February at a YouTube workshop. Both The Spangler Effect and SoulPancake are part of YouTube EDU and one of the 100 original channels on YouTube.

YouTube encouraged channels to collaborate, so the masterminds behind SoulPancake and The Spangler Effect put their heads together and came up with a two-sided video that showed off each channels’ personality and style. The result was a fun interview-style parody that asked the question, “What’s the science of love?” The video is beautifully edited by our own Executive Video Producer, Bradley Mayhew.

If you enjoyed our little collaboration, please subscribe to both The Spangler Effect and SoulPancake on YouTube.

Here are a few behind the scenes photos from the shoot on our end…

 

For more information on the experiments Steve used or to purchase the kits, please visit the pages below.

Bouncing Bubbles
Are you a true bubble-ologist? Have you ever bounced a bubble? Can you squeeze a bubble? Are you a true bubble trickster? With this kit you will be able to do all of this and more! The amazing bubble concentrate makes 4 Liters (1 gallon) worth of incredible bubble solution. You will also receive some of the best bubble blowers on the market and gloves so you can actually touch and play with a bubble – AMAZING! So go ahead, mix up a batch and discover the true beauty of a bubble! Recommended for children ages 8 and up.

 

Energy Stick
The Energy Stick is the newest tool in experimenting with open and closed circuits. Completely safe to touch and handle, the Energy Stick features electrodes on each end of its 7.5″ long tube. When these electrodes are touched simultaneously, long-lasting LED lights inside the tube flash and the tube makes a noise. Release one or both of the electrodes and the flashing lights and noise stop. Do it over and over again… it works every time!

 

 

Geyser Tube
The Geyser Tube™ is a loading tube for the now famous Diet Coke geyser powered by MENTOS®. If you’ve ever tried doing the experiment, you know how difficult it can be to drop the MENTOS® into the bottle before the reaction takes off… and you’re soaking wet. The Geyser Tube will give you a perfect launch every time with time to stand back.

Attach the Geyser Tube to any bottle of soda (but diet soda works best because it’s not sticky – no sugar!)

Secure the trigger pin in place. Load the MENTOS® into the tube, lock the special pressurizing nozzle in place and pull the pin.

 

 

 

Space Phone
If you thought a string connecting two soup cans was a major form of telecommunication (or at least better than Cingular), Space Phones are guaranteed to knock your socks off. The two cones amplify sounds and vibrations when the spring is stretched, making wild and wacky sounds. Includes instructions and a study guide on the principles of sound. Recommended for children ages 8 and up.

 

Join us at the Barnes and Noble in Littleton for a Steve Spangler Book Signing

Meet Colorado’s Science Guy – our own Steve Spangler. He will be at the Barnes and Noble at 8136 W Bowles Ave. in Littleton, Colorado on Thursday, December 6th between 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. to sign his books, Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes and Fire Bubbles and Exploding Toothpaste. Books will be available for purchase at the store.

Unlike our past book signings, Steve will not have a show or hands-on experiments. He will have some fun activities at the book signing table.

Here’s a map to Barnes and Noble in Littleton.

We hope to see you there!

12 Days of Smart Toys Starts Today

Today, we celebrate the march toward the holidays with our 12 Days of Smart Toys.Each weekday, we will offer one of our 12 Educational Toys as the Deal of the Day.

We can’t tell you which item will be offered each day or the amount of the discount ahead of time. Deals start each morning at 12:00 a.m. and are in limited quantities.

To be the early bird who gets the science toy, sign up to receive the Deal of the Day emails.They are sent early each morning with all the details of the day’s sale with a link to the Deal of the Day.

And don’t forget…December 17th is the last guaranteed day you can place an order and get it there by Christmas and pay ground shipping.