Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes is a geek-chic look at Spangler’s latest collection of tricks and try-it-at-home activities that reveal the secrets of science in unexpected ways. Amazing photographs accompany the step-by-step instructions, and simple explanations uncover the how-to and why for each activity. Make potatoes fly, bowling balls float, and soda explode on command.
The term “viral” has undergone quite the makeover since the end of the 20th century. A word that used to have a connotation on par with “bacterial” has now become something that is sought after. Going viral entails that something is spreading like proverbial wildfire. There’s viral marketing, viral memes, viral video, and viral photos. There are even viral science experiments.
The popularity of news stations having their own "science guy" has increasingly grown over the years. Steve gets a number of requests to take his Science Mondays segments from 9News KUSA on the road. When his station manager made the request for him to visit their sister station in Sacramento, Steve packed up some of his favorite science demos and hit [...]
It's been quite a year for us at Steve Spangler Science... in fact, when the year starts out with 50 off your closest friends helping you wish Ellen DeGeneres a Happy Birthday, you know big things are in store. Whether we were letting fans ride on the infamous Bed of Nails at NAEYC 2009 or launching trash cans with a police [...]
If you think back to your “show & tell” days, you probably brought your favorite stuffed animal or action figure to school. But some teachers are raising the bar by turning show & tell into more of a “demonstrate and learn,” and this little demonstrator is only five years old.
The Wilder Community Preschool is based in Littleton, Colorado and has an [...]
When you work on the morning show of a news station, getting up early is just a way of life. The alarm clock went off at 3 AM this morning and I was on my way to meet another great teacher. The kids at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School in Lakewood love Fred Scherrer. He makes science come alive for [...]
I approached my television producer with this idea several months ago... let's invite viewers to nominate their favorite science teacher to receive a special visit from our morning crew at their school during our "Mad About Science" week at 9NEWS. My producer didn't even have to think twice about the idea - do it! Within the first few hours after we [...]
Q: Tell us a little about who you are…
A: I am a wife of 46 years, mother of three, and grandmother of eight. And . . . I happen to be Steve’s mother-in-law so there are lots of stories I can tell you about him!! I can still very vividly remember Steve and our daughter, Renée, sitting at our kitchen table discussing whether or [...]
If you're a Seinfeld fan, you undoubtedly remember George Costanza's double-dip chip episode where he takes a chip, dips it, take a bite and dips it again - the famous double-dip. The best line in the whole episode comes from the guy at the party who confronts George and says, "When you take a chip... just take one dip and end [...]
Ladies and gentlemen... please welcome our magicians for this evening... the amazing Bruce and Kitty Spangler.
As a very young child, I can remember sitting backstage and hearing these words as the orchestra began to play and my parents took center stage. I've often talked about my love for the art of magic, but few people know that I grew up [...]
It looks like our Insta-Snow® or (Instant Snow as many people call it) is showing up on lots and lots of "Top Gift Ideas" lists that are prevalent on so many blogs. Just add water and the powder instantly erupts into amazing artificial snow that looks and feels like the real thing. Technically, it's a superabsorbent polymer (if you really want [...]