Film canisters have long been a staple on the science teacher’s list of must have items. I can remember visiting the store where we had our film processed and picking up a grocery bag filled with the containers. All of that changed, however, when the world went digital, and our supply of film canisters dried […]
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Today, the fourth graders at Wilder Elementary got the strangest homework assignment… Go home and build a rocket! Earlier in the week, the students gather together and watched the movie October Sky, based on Homer Hickam’s novel, Rocket Boys. I was invited to visit each of the 4th grade classes to share some of the […]
15 pack of clear tubes to launch your film canister rockets further and better than ever! Learn about projections and the direction of travel.
The classic acid-base reaction resulting in the addictive POP of a film canister launch while exploring air pressure and Newton’s first law of motion.
What does 3,000 Alka-Seltzer Tablets, 3,000 film canisters and Steve Spangler have in common with the Ellen DeGeneres Show? Steve demonstrated the explosive power of carbon dioxide when thousands of film canisters rained down on the Ellen set Wednesday. Cameras were covered, Ellen dressed in a rain coat, safety goggles and a hard hat and […]
Karen Engates, otherwise known as Dr. Science Mom, runs a science camp after school program in Texas. She is a mother with a Ph.D. She mainly works with grades kindergarten to third, exploring science. In Texas, grades 4 and 5 have regular science time during the week to prepare for state tests. The younger grades do […]
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 […]