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Steve's 13th Appearance on the Ellen Show – In Case You Missed It

On February, 29, 2012, Leap Day, Steve Spangler made his 13th appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. As always, he brought some of his favorite, explosive and nail biting experiments. Ellen, who never wants to know what Steve is doing before the show, refused to stand in front of a swinging bowling ball. (We can’t imagine why.) The swinging bowling ball demonstrated potential and kinetic energy. Lauren, Ellen’s staff writer, stood in front of the swinging ball and hoped it didn’t come back and hit her in the face. Next, Steve showed Ellen the fast and easy way to crush soda cans and a 5 gallon drum.

Watch the entire segment from The Ellen DeGeneres Show >


Steve is Headed Back to The Ellen DeGeneres Show

We are all excited to see Steve Spangler make his 13th appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this week. He will be a guest on the Wednesday, February 29th Leap Day show.

Steve has been working tirelessly the past few weeks to put together some fun and explosive demonstrations to do with Ellen. We can’t tell you what he has planned, but promise it will bring out a lot of oohs and ahhs from the audience and Ellen herself. In past appearances, he has made giant Elephant’s Toothpaste, blown hundreds of ping pong balls across the stage, walked across a pool of corn starch, laid Ellen across a bed of nails and shot smoke rings across the studio. You can watch all of Steve’s appearances on SteveSpanglerScience.com.

What will he do this time? Check your local listings and tune in Wednesday to find out.

Enter Parenting Magazine's Virtual Science Fair and Win $5,000

Our own Steve Spangler is a judge in the Parenting Magazine’s Innovator’s of Tomorrow Energizer Science Fair. Enter and you could win $5,000 and an opportunity to be featured in a 2012 issue of Parenting School Years Magazine.

Children must complete their projects, but only parents can enter the online contest. The contest is open to children ages 6 to 12 years of age.

After your child completes a science fair project, head over to Parenting.com/ScienceFair to enter. Include step-by-step instructions that your child followed for the science experiment and what was learned. You may choose to also share a video, but a photo of the project is required.

Entries must be submitted by March 11, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Winners will be notified by April 6, 2012.

While you are on Parenting.com, read Steve’s Easy Home Science Experiments.



Skewer Through the Balloon Experiment Surprises Weathercaster

For this experiment, we traded fire extinguishers, exploding toothpaste and liquid nitrogen for balloons and cooking skewers…not an explosive experiment at all. Then why was Becky Ditchfield so nervous?

It’s so simple. Blow up a balloon and tie off the bottom. Then take a cooking skewer and stick it through the balloon. Impossible? Not if you have a little patience and know a little science. Becky definitely got the hang of it until she was asked to try sticking the skewer through a large balloon.

For more information and a science lesson, read the Skewer Through the Balloon Experiment at SteveSpanglerScience.com.

The Spangler Effect and YouTube Partner to Find New Ways to Make Science Fun


 YouTube Partners with Steve Spangler Science To Find New Ways to Make Science Fun

Visit YouTube.com/TheSpanglerEffect

DENVER – It’s what happens when you find a creative way to turn an ordinary science concept into an unforgettable learning experience. The phenomenon is called The Spangler Effect and it’s now the concept behind a new YouTube Original Content series hosted by the guy who has a true passion for making science fun, Steve Spangler.

The Google-owned video site announced last October that it was launching more than 100 new video channels in early 2012 aimed at providing high-quality, niche-oriented content. While many of the 100 partners include well-known Hollywood production companies, celebrities and media groups, Steve Spangler is none of the above… and that’s possibly why his increasingly popular science videos caught the attention of YouTube.

YouTube was only five months old when Spangler first taught viewers how to turn a bottle of Diet Coke and a roll of Mentos into an exploding geyser. While Spangler never could have predicted the popularity of his science-related videos, he was confident that posting content to his YouTube channel in those early years was a smart thing to do… and his hunch was right.

The Spangler Effect is a name that someone once used to describe the effect that Steve has on people who experience his unique way of making science fun,” said Bradley Mayhew, Director of Video Production at Steve Spangler Science. “My biggest challenge with the new opportunity is to find a way to capture the energy and excitement that participants experience at one of Steve’s live events and share it with this new YouTube audience.”

Each weekly episode will put one science experiment, concept, project, challenge or situation under the microscope to learn how and why it’s important in our daily lives. At the heart of each episode is a take-away activity that has great wow-factor, but is easy enough for viewers to recreate at home using simple, household items. Sketches and brainstorming ideas quickly make their way from the workshop to a real-world situation that ends with viewers saying, “I can’t believe they did that!”

It’s no surprise that this approach is the foundation that Steve Spangler has used for twenty plus years to engage students, live audiences and millions of television viewers.

A new episode is available each Wednesday morning and is free for anyone to watch at www.youtube.com/TheSpanglerEffect

You can view the entire YouTube channel line-up by visiting http://www.youtube.com/creators/original-channels.html



Steve Spangler is the creator of the scientific powerhouse SteveSpanglerScience.com, and has earned his credentials as a author, science teacher, toy designer, and Emmy award-winning television personality.

Spangler’s science related products are carried by retailers such as Target and Wal-Mart and have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, Wired, and Time magazine. Spangler’s weekly Science Mondays segment appears on KUSA-TV in Denver where Spangler has worked as a science education reporter for the past ten years. Steve is currently featured as a regular guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

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