It was Steve’s first time working with 9News anchor Corey Rose. Someone should have warned Corey to go light on the hairspray and wear fire retardant clothes. She also should have never handed Steve a $20 bill.
During this segment, Steve performed the Burning Money experiment. Soak a bill in rubbing alcohol and water, then light it on fire. Surprisingly, the money does not burn, because the water evaporates while the alcohol is burning. The evaporation cools the bill and prevents it from burning.
When she wasn’t looking, Steve switched the bills and lit the fake one on fire. Corey was stunned and believed he had burned her money. He also shot her with the fire extinguisher just to wrap it all up.
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.
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.
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.
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.