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customer service review
”This is actually a review of my customer service experience of Steve Spangler. I ordered the Geyser Tube w/Depth Charge for my daughter to use in a school volcano project. I was a little annoyed with the $10 shipping fee on a $10 product. The Tube arrived without the Depth Charge piece on Saturday, so I called Customer Service on Monday (yesterday) at noon. Extremely impressed with how they handled it - no issues. Asked if it was needed for school or anything. I told them my daughter's project was due on Thursday which was only 3 days away. They have overnight FedEx'd the missed Depth Charge - arriving today. So right now - 5 stars for customer service!! “
— Neville from
”I am very pleased with the products I received. The reason I am taking the time to write this is because I am THRILLED with this company's customer service. When I initially received the products,one end of the shipping box was crushed which,consequently, destroyed one of the three energy balls. I called Steve Spangler's customer service to explain my problem. They were so pleasant and understanding! They immediately shipped me a replacement, and even included a free item! Included in the replacement box was a hand-written apology note! I will definitely purchase from Steve Spangler Science again!“
— Sharon Parker from
A Quick Note...
”I just wanted to write a quick note about one of your videos. My name is Neal and I teach 5th grade math and science in Michigan. One of my students turned me on to your videos – and I have to say, they are pretty awesome! I talked to the class about the egg experiment (the one where you can hold the egg in your hand a squeeze) and they were pretty excited. Today, I had to show them how powerful the egg was, so I brought one in and told them that no matter how hard I squeezed it wouldn’t break. The first class watched in amazement and even squeezed with me. The second class got all the excitement. I squeezed once and they were impressed. As they all gathered around, I told them that no matter how hard I squeezed, it would not…and then it exploded. Twenty-seven fifth graders (and one stunned teacher) were covered in egg. I wanted to take a minute to thanks Steve for a class that none of us will ever forget.“
— Neal from MI
Making science great...
”Days long ago I was a registered Radiologic Technologist. It was way before digital x-rays and all the x-rays were hand developed. I worked with a doctor who loved to play tricks. One day, when I opened the darkroom door, I noticed the paper sleeve that was between the films was red “bleeding”. I figured out it was from the developing chemicals mixing with the goldenrod paper. Perfect opportunity to get back at the boss. I ran out of the room and told him I must be bleeding from somewhere, showed him the paper and tried really hard not to laugh as he was checking my hands and head for any wounds. Gotcha was an understatement!
Thanks for making science so great for so many kids and adults. “
— Kathleen from CO
”I have to comment in the customer service--I made a comment in the order form about the ordering process. They responded to it very helpfully and tucked a little something extra into our box to make up for it (an ear that expands in water. We'll display it as part of the cake table centerpiece at the party)“
— JenK from
”During the last week of school we tie-dyed with 50 third graders. They loved it and wore their shirts on the last day of school. Your kit made it so easy to use. My only recommendation to others would be to not do this activity on an early dismissal day... LOL! Will be doing this again next year. Thanks for all your great activities!!!“
— Nancy B. from NJ
End of the Year Monster Mash
”I wanted to thank you once again for the lab coats and scientist goggles... The students had a great time all year experimenting with numerous projects that I ordered from your company. It was a wonderful culminating experience for them to actually become "scientists" and perform for the rest of the school as well as over 200 parents. Please also extend my sincere thanks to Steve for all that he does and continues to do to help us (teachers) make lasting memories for our students“
— Mike B. from Lower Nazareth Elementary School
Nuclear Boy Scouts
”Our friend Andrew sent this photo in!
Thanks Andrew! “
— Steve Spangler Science Web Team from
Just a thanks! - Mega Bubble
”We just wanted to thank Mr. Spangler and Co for making our Family Reunion especially wonderful!“
— Moss Family from CA
Amazing Birthday Party
”Yesterday we had the best birthday party-a Steve Spangler Mad Scientist party! One of my parents found your birthday kit online and asked if we could do it at school. Of course I said, "Absolutely!!!!" The kids had a wonderful time!!! I will have to post pictures later! The best activity was the finale-12 soda bottle pop geysers going at once. You should have heard the kids scream!!! Thanks, Steve! You make science a blast-literally!“
— Kristi C. from CO
”Our order arrived and it was like Christmas morning all over! My kids LOVE science and we can’t wait to try out our new purchases! The sun sensitive paper is for our annual trip to the beach – there should be some interesting shapes to use.
Also, I am now the coolest Mom ever because we are going to hatch butterflies and then release them. My daughter is so excited she said we will be like real animal rescuers!
Thank you Steve Spangler Science! “
— Loretta from VA
You Were Right!
”Thanks for getting my order out so quickly and for your recommendations!“
— Shirley from CA
”I simply LOVE your experiments of the week! My students and family members can't wait to see what fun science tricks are up your sleeve each week. Thanks so much!“
— Kerry from MI
Tell everyone I know!
”KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! I LOVE YOUR EMAILS!“
— Denese from FL
”Steve Spangler and his company are wonderful resources for teachers and kids!“
— Jordan from FL
”You ALL are great!!!! Thanks for helping make science so fun and engaging for our students! Spangler Science is AWESOME!!!!!“
— Diane from OK
Set Apart From the Rest
” Thank you for acting so quickly to ship [my] replacement order. Thank you, too, for the gloves and the nice note. The occasional mix-up is an inevitable part of any mail order business, but your exceptional customer service sets you apart from the rest. “
— Marcy from AR
Thanks Steve and Staff
”Hi! I'm not sure if anyone reads these emails...But I just wanted to thank all of you for the amazing materials and info! I used the squishy gel crystals in a giant tub this morning with my older toddler class that I teach! They loved it, and squished it for an hour!! “
— Sarah from Seattle
Steve Spangler Products!
Thank you so much for getting back to me so quickly and for all your help with everything! I think that here in England we could take a 'leaf out of your book' with regard to customer services, yours are wonderful!
Once again thanks for all your help! You have a lovely day (It is now night time here in Dorset and the weather has been lousy)!
very best wishes “
— Lea from the United Kingdom
Keep Them Coming!
”We love to use the “wow items” for discrepant events in our Harris Super Science Saturday (HSSS) programs. Our students of poverty are severely lacking in background experiences that new learning needs to be connected to. Fascinating material can get their attention, motivate them and fill in some of the gaps they have because of their lack of experiences.
Magic sand, lava lamps in the baby soda bottle test tubes, and melting blocks are some of the things we use and just this past week I attended 2 of our nighttime HSSS Meet and Greets and saw again the reaction of students and their families to investigating these fascinating materials.
So keep them coming, Steve Spangler Science!! “
— Ed from Florida
”Dear Anne, Thank you for the outstanding customer service and taking the time to listen and speak with me on February 4,2011. It has been a very long time since I have experienced this kind of compassion of any business towards its customers. It use to be common place in business but today it is all but gone, or at least I thought it was until I spoke with you. My son and I appreciate the extras you sent with our order. The catalog you sent has a lot of interesting products and I look forward to ordering from you in the future. I only wish I would have found Steve Spangler Science years ago.“
— David from MD
You Made 37 Teachers Smile
”Zarah, I wanted you to know how much I appreciate your effort to get the leprechaun kit to me by my workshop! Your efforts paid off:) I hurried home at 11:00AM and checked my door and there it was! Steve should be proud to have such an amazing customer service department and your personal hand written note was the icing on the cake. Since you took the time to make me feel extra important to your company I wanted to take the time to send you some pictures from my science meeting. You made 37 teachers smile and I hope their faces make you smile. “
— Michelle from TX
”Hi Zarah! We received the replacement Wander Fly stick today and the green fizzies, along with your note. That was terrific of you to take the time to write. I can't tell you the last time we received a written note from anyone, that is especially thoughtful. The new wand works well, and [my daughter] was able to suspend the foil today. It took a bit of experimenting, and she was delighted when she learned to make it work. We have enjoyed the various experiments we purchased from Spangler. [My daughter] is off this Friday and may take some of the polymer experiments to her old grade school to show her friends, and she plans to take the wander stick to science class next week. Thank you for getting our order corrected, and for the nice note.“
— Pam from NM
Thank you so much...
I do a fair amount of online shopping. The attention to detail and quality of your team is extraordinary. It's hard to find a company with good customer service, but your company goes above and beyond. I am in my last year as a grad student working toward my teaching certification. I will definitely make purchases with your company in the future.
My package arrived yesterday safe and sound to my address. Thank you and your team, again, for making it all work out. Keep up the great work. Our society seems to love to complain, but they rarely take time to appreciate when people go above and beyond. Your team is worthy of the thanks.“
— Shari from PA
”I bought a Wonder fly stick for my son for Christmas. It did not work. I called up customer service and told a very friendly lady about the problem and she said she would send another one out. A few minutes later she called me up with some more information that I needed and was again very nice. (I wish I could remember her name but I can't.)
Somehow, my order was dropped and I did not receive the replacement wand. I called back a week or so later and spoke to DJ about it. He was as friendly as the lady that I spoke to the first time. DJ apologized over and over again even though I told him that I wasn't upset and I thought I was treated exceptionally well. (mistakes happen etc.etc.)
My replacement arrived today with a hand written note from DJ. In all of my years dealing with companies when little problems come up, I have never been treated so well. ( And I certainly have never had a hand written note accompany a return!).
I would really like it if you forwarded this to Mr. Spangler. People who are dissatisfied always seem to be ale to complain to the "man at the top". I want to make sure that my compliment also gets to the boss.
You all do great work and it is noticed.
Thanks again for your wonderful products and fantastic service. I really appreciate it.
p.s. My six year old son wants to add something.
Thank you Mr. Spangler! From: Tyler“
— Todd from Virginia
”Zarah, I have to admit, I was getting a little nervous, when my orders for Nanodots were delayed by your supplier, but everything arrived on the 24th and the Nanodots were a big hit. I just wanted to thank you for upgrading the shipping to make that happen, and for taking the time to write a nice note to send along with it. Like I said before, you are the best customer service person on the planet and I will look forward to finding something new and exciting to order from you next year for my nephews, nieces and grandkids. Thanks again and Happy New Year! Rick“
— Rich from the Internets
”Your company is amazing, and I can't express how much it has changed my teaching. I squeeze 30 minutes of science into my 3rd grade schedule every day...no matter what!!! The kids LOVE it! My own daughter is going to major in chemistry next year! I owe it all to Steve Spangler Science! One day I hope to join you for a "Science in the Rockies" or my dream... "Science at Sea" Gotta get the kids through college first! Merry Christmas! “
— Kelli from in Illinois
Best Backyard Science Party Ever
”Wow, my son had the BEST backyard science party this past weekend. Here is the invite I sent out...“
— Yvette from in CA
”You guys do great work. (I’ve been reading lots of books about Walt Disney’s life lately. Kind of fascinated by it. And so many of the things he is famous for, you guys do! This one chapter is about “PLUSSING”. Walt always thought about doing things right but also thought about how he could add to it, plus it! That’s what you do when you send us stuff, when we email you a question, when we attend your training workshops…. I’m always impressed!) Thank you so much.“
— Patty from from Wisconsin
Amazing Service and Stuff
”Thanks! I truly appreciate the personal touch that all of you provide. Steve Spangler Science has a great group! Our VBS Science Rock Stars was a huge hit. The kiddos LOVED the experiments and hopefully will remember the application to their Bible stories. (The adults loved the experiments also!) “
— Judy from via email
Rock Star Science
”I LOVE your materials and your service. You guys are all so helpful and personable. Wow! :) Our VBS Bible story applications will be amazing because of your website and materials. I'm happy to share our plans if you think they'd be helpful. I have last year's also. I find experiments and activities that will serve as an analogy to our Bible stories. The kiddos LOVE it . . . as do all of our "scientists" working in the Rock Star Science Laboratory.“
— Judy from via email
”Just to let you know - my daughter was a fourth grader this past school year and loves science. Thanks to all the items I had gotten from your website and all the cool experiments, she had an awesome 10th birthday party. Your website with all the experiments explained is fantastic! My husband and I had so much fun recreating this experiments in our "outdoor" lab for our daughter and 10 of her friends. Thank you!“
— Anne Marie from via email
Thank you so much!! Sage was so excited last night. He had proceeded to place an order and is now anxiously waiting for a box with his new kits of experiments to arrive :)
I am now a huge fan of your company! Your products are great fun and everyone I spoke with at your company has been so nice. Can't believe you've been so helpful and patient over a customer who misplaced a $25 gift certificate. Thank you so much!“
— Risa from
Great Customer Service
”Zarah, Thank you for the update on the split demo tank. I appreciate your help and eagerly await my new non-leaky one. :-) I've loved all the products I purchased from your company. The items Steve Spangler Science offers were just what we needed to enhance our after school science club. Thanks. Jenny“
— Jenny from
First I want to thank you so much for the seminars you hold for teachers. We lived in North Texas for a couple of years before moving to Colorado and my (now) 7th grade son had the good fortune to have as his science teacher a woman who loves science almost as much as Steve. Whereas my son was a marginal science student this teacher with her "Steve Spangler" degree combined with her love for science instilled in my son the same love for the subject! My son at the dinner table continues to educate us on science due to science being "his very favorite subject EVER" his words not mine. Which now brings me to my question and reason for writing. Is there ever going to be say a science camp in Colorado for students?My husband and I are very happy parents. Your catalog makes shopping for birthday, Christmas and any other special occasion very easy. I find my catalog circled in red or post notes with subtle hints as to what is desired next. :-) I love being my son's lab assistant and watching him learn and having fun all at the same time.One last word. I am a pre-school teacher and attended a conference in Denver yesterday where I attended both St6eve's seminar and a class and I saw just why my son says "Steve Spangler Rocks!" I came away from the conference excited for Monday and a new week at school.Thank You Steve Spangler!!!!!!!!!!!“
— Sonia from in Denver
Recently I placed a telephone order with your company for Extreme Bubble Solution (which is great stuff!) and spoke with a very friendly girl named Zarah Brown, and I wanted to say that not only did I receive my order quickly, but your customer service is the best! Zarah was overly nice and helpful, and I even received a card from her thanking me for being a customer. In a time when niceties are the exception in a society and there is a general moving-away trend from human contact to fully automated customer service, it is refreshing and exciting to deal with a company that values it's customers and employs real humans. Really NICE humans, at that! Your company is great, your products excellent, and your customer service outstanding! If I have one gripe, it is only that your shipping is rather high and there aren't many options. Beyond that, your company is wonderful and I thank you!“
— Karin from from Richmond, KY
”The items we used during math/science family night were a BIG hit! Everyone wants to know where we got our supplies!“
— Carleen from
THANK YOU! sooooo much for the info about the experiment .I called so many places before you and the only kind person how was willing to help me out was you. Appreciated and my son too.“
— Teresa from California
Fantastic Homeschooling Break
Kristie received the Leprechaun Science Kit from Steve Spangler Science at no cost to her in exchange for a review. To read Angie's review in its entirety, please visit her blog - Spangler Science Team
Since we are a homeschooling family that is always looking for ways to break up the monotony of everyday schooling, I was thrilled to be able to offer this Leprechaun Science Kit from Steve Spangler Science to my son yesterday.
I knew he would totally be into it, and I was right.
What surprised me was that my sixteen year old daughter was into it just as much as my twelve year old son, and possibly even more. My son opened the cool paint can that everything came neatly packaged in and started looking through everything.
I can’t think of a better way to spend St. Patrick’s Day with your kids than by turning them loose on this Leprechaun Science Kit.“
— Kristie from from Saving Dollars and Sense
Get Your Kids Interested...
Michele received the Leprechaun Science Kit from Steve Spangler Science at no cost to her in exchange for a review. To read Angie's review in its entirety, please visit her blog - Spangler Science Team
As soon as I opened the box and my kids saw what it was, they were jumping up and down. Steve Spangler Science makes learning about science really fun. My kids don’t even know they are learning, they think we are playing (shhhh, don’t tell).
[The Rainbow Glasses] look like ordinary 3D glasses, but my kids had several hours of fun with these glasses last night.
Watch [this] video and see how we created a cup of green snow. We just did a small cup full.“
— Michele from from Scraps of My Geek Life
Leprechaun Science Fun From Steve Spangler Science
Angie received the Leprechaun Science Kit from Steve Spangler Science at no cost to her in exchange for a review. To read Angie's review in its entirety, please visit her blog
- Spangler Science Team
[This is] a ton of stuff for only $24.95. What I love most about Steve Spangler Science is that all their kits come with enough supplies to do these experiments over and over again.
The Green Leprechaun Snow was a big hit with the kids and even bigger when this momma realized that once the snow dries it's reusable.
...seemingly boring white beads were my girls' favorite when we discovered that adding a little sunlight created beautiful rainbow bracelets!
The Worm Goo was also a big hit and probably my favorite. Add a little water and some green food coloring and you have instant worms!“
— Angie from from My Four Monkeys Product Reviews
Science In the Rockies
”I attended Science in the Rockies 2009 and loved it! I wanted to share with you a quick slideshow of all the science we are doing here at my school. I have primarily preschool age children and 1 kindergarten class. I now show this slideshow during open house and job fairs. Unfortunately, my powerpoint presentation was too large to email so you can't hear the cool music, but this slideshow shows the great pictures we captured.
Your workshop truly changed how we do science here! I loved every minute of the workshop this past summer. “
— Heather from Virginia Beach
Such a Fun Party!!!
”I just wanted to let you know that my son's Birthday Party was a big hit. The kids told me that they have never been to such fun party. Attached are a few photos. Thanks again for getting the package to us on time!!! Fantastic service!!! Thanks again!!!“
— Kasia from
Thank you so much for your very kind and generous offer. I am so impressed when a company stands behind their products and will certainly order more materials from you in the future. I will tell the teachers at my school of your kindness and encourage them to order more products from your company! Thanks again!“
— Nancy from
Happy Science Mom
”My daughter is in kindergarden, and her school doesn't have a lot of science. They do have parent sharing, however, and she got to bring me in today. As a science mommy (my husband and I both majored in Physics), naturally I had to do some science. In 15 minutes.
I was so excited I bought stuff from you way back in October. I brought in some energy beads and tornado tubes, and we went outside and tested everything, and I sent them home with a bracelet and tube each. The kids were so thrilled, and frankly so were the teacher and volunteer moms who were there. And I kept it to maybe 20 minutes, anyway.
Your products are fun and inspiring and well-made. Yes, I could have done a science sharing day without you, but it would have been much less cool.“
— Jenny Ellsworth from
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
I cannot tell you enough, how happy My son and I are with the order from your website.
The jumbo test tubes are amazing, and the polymers are huge!!!
This is a great Science project for my son, and I cannot thank you enough for everything that my order included.
The tubes and holder are great, the quantity of both the bead and cube polymers are substantial and the color tablets to color them are great. Also, thank you for the mentos with tube to make other fun science experiments.
YOur website has amazing customer service and I loved the fun and friendly e-mails with the update and status of our order. I will keep coming back to you every year and everytime my son wants to do some very fun science. Keep doing the videos, they are absolutely great.
--A loyal customer!“
— Karen from
”I attended the NAEYC convention in Washington, D.C. this past November which is where I was first introduced to the wonderful world of Steve Spangler. While there, I of course had to try out the bed of nails. AWESOME! But right beside the bed of nails was the display for the Insta-Snow. I couldn't believe it. I just had to get some. And today was the day that we finally tried it with our preschoolers(supervised, of course, because you never know what is going to make it into their mouths!) They were thrilled! They were amazed! They wanted more!! And we had just spent two weeks playing with "real snow" in our water tub. But this time, thanks to Steve, they actually made snow. We now have all the staff in the school excited about your "snow". Everyone wants to try it. Just wanted to say thanks for an awesome product and I look forward to trying many more. Cindy Pulfer“
— Cindy Pulfer from Edmonton, AB