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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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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.