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

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

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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

 

ABOUT STEVE SPANGLER

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.

For additional information about Steve Spangler, please visit…

http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/who-is-steve-spangler.html

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Carly Reed | carly@stevespangler.com | 303.720.1389 | www.SteveSpanglerScience.com

The Spangler Effect to Debut on New YouTube Channel February 1st

Last October, YouTube announced the next big thing to come to entertainment and television… a YouTube Network of original channels. Beginning in 2012, they began adding 100 new channels to their lineup. They are bringing a wide range of talented producers, creators and personalities to the web and offering a new viewing experience for those who want to make the most of the YouTube platform. Programming on a wide range of topics like parenting, fitness, news channels, music, sports, comedy, pop culture and education are available.

We are very honored to be a part of this YouTube venture as a partner. Beginning Wednesday, February 1st Steve Spangler Science will offer an educational channel and show, The Spangler Effect.

About the Show

He’s the science teacher you always wanted to have in school. Things just happen to fizz, pop, smoke and explode, and before you know it, you’re a part of his learning experience. His passion is to find the most creative ways to make learning fun. His methods might be unconventional, but the goal is to turn ordinary science experiments into unforgettable learning experiences. And when it happens, it’s called The Spangler Effect.

It’s a series about a group of people who are passionate about finding cool ways to make science fun. They turn ordinary do-it-yourself science activities into extreme experiences that spread like a virus, make noise (literally) with crazy science challenges, produce “no way!” revelations and the occasional explosion, and help parents and educators find creative ways to get kids excited about learning.

Make it big, do it right, give it class – that’s The Spangler Effect.

Each week, a new episode will explore one science experiment, concept, project, challenge or situation to learn how and why it is 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.

Subscribe to The Spangler Effect channel to receive email notifications when a new episode is available.

We are proud to be joining the new YouTube original channels including programming from Cafe Mom, The Onion, Madonna, Livestrong Women, Motor Trend, Brooke Burke, Tony Hawk, Shaquille O’Neil, TED Education and the Wall Street Journal.

The programming is available on any internet-connected device, anywhere in the world, with all the interactivity and social features of YouTube built right in.

YouTube for Schools
Learn more about the YouTube for Schools program. Step-by-step instructions are available to help your school sign up now.

Join Us at the Tattered Cover Book Store for a Fire Bubbles & Exploding Toothpaste Book Signing

For Steve’s Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes book signing, we shot off Mentos and Diet Coke Geysers in the parking lot and had a liquid Nitrogen parade at the Tattered Cover Book Store in Highlands Ranch. We have more experiments and surprises for the Fire Bubbles and Exploding Toothpaste book signing this week. Who knows what we will do.

The Tattered Cover is used to authors coming in, reading an excerpt from their book and signing a few books. With Steve Spangler book signings, they must check the smoke detectors, warn the fire department and declare a “wet” and “dry” zone (no soda geysers or other science eruptions near the book shelves).

Come to the Tattered Cover in Highlands Ranch this Wednesday, December 7th at 6 p.m. and see what Steve Spangler and crew will do this time. This will be a kid-friendly book signing like no other. We will have special hands-on activities that are sure to keep the kids engaged and you smiling.

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Science Guy Returns to KXTV Sacramento for More Informal Science Lessons

You might remember Steve’s trip to News10 KXTV last May where he shared some hands-on science demonstrations with the Sacramento audience. For some crazy reason, they invited him back with a new set of demos. Take a look at what Steve surprised the anchors with this time –

Fire Bubbles – Methane Mamba 

(KXTV Fire Bubbles Video)

 

Freezing Power of Liquid Nitrogen

(KXTV Video of Liquid Nitrogen Clouds)

 

Human Conductor of Electricity

(KXTV Electric Video)
Disappearing Ink – Removing Stains with Carbon Dioxide

(KXTV Video of Disappearing Ink)

 

Clouds of Fun – Make a Large Cloud Inside

(KXTV Cloud Video)

Join Us for a Halloween Science Twitter Party & WIN a Copy of Fire Bubbles and Exploding Toothpaste

Join us for a Twitter party on Tuesday, October 25th from 7-8pm MST to celebrate the launch of Steve’s new book, Fire Bubbles and Exploding Toothpaste. We will be giving away copies of the book during the party.

Please RSVP below in the comments then join the conversation on Tuesday for your chance to win an autographed copy.

We will discuss Halloween science, kitchen science and extracurricular science with our panelists @chaotic_barb, @rajean, @maryheston, @sanborncamps, @ljcooney3, @CarissaRogers. Follow our hashtags #firebubbles and #SSSci and use our TweetGrid.

**We unfortunately are unable to ship books to addresses outside of the 48 contiguous United States due to high shipping costs. We love all of our Hawaiian, Alaskan, Canadian and international customers. We apologize, but if you are outside of the 48 states and win a book, we will happily send you a book if you cover shipping charges.

 

If you thought Steve Spangler’s book Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes pushed the limits of your inner mad scientist, this second volume of 25 new, extraordinary home experiments is guaranteed to knock your socks off! Seriously… your socks are going to fly across the room. The materials are easy to find and the directions are simple to follow, but the end result is guaranteed to produce lots of ooohs & ahhhs. Steve Spangler takes his geek chic approach to exposing some of the coolest science tricks that will surprise teachers and amaze your friends. Over 200 color photographs accompany the step-by-step instructions, and simple explanations uncover the how-to and why for each activity.