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I Survived the Bed of Nails T-Shirt

Over 750 people experienced the Bed of Nails demo at our booth at NAEYC this year... and some of the really excited people took home the t-shirt. Do you think the holes in the back are too much? No way... especially if you have a specially rigged shirt that springs a leak. Thanks to Brian Firooz for wearing the leaking shirt and [...]

Experiment Revealed – Bed of Nails

Have you guessed what our surprise experiment might be yet? Let me give you one more clue... it just arrived at NAEYC - forklift and all - and it has 4,500 sharp nails, all staring up at us, waiting for the first victim... um, guest of the day. Just in case you still don't know, here's a picture to help you [...]

Props to the Arizona Science Center – Thanks for the Bed of Nails

You don't just go to someone and say, "Hey, can I borrow your $45,000 Bed of Nail exhibit. No, seriously, I promise to bring it back." But that's exactly what happened... The closing stunt on my last appearance on the Ellen Show was the Bed of Nails. Up to this point, I’ve never really been that excited about the traditional Bed of [...]

Back to the Ellen Show – Fire Ball, Toilet Paper and a Bed of Nails

We're back from another taping at the Ellen DeGeneres Show and we had a blast. I use the pronoun "we" because this taping required a team of people to orchestrate the final stunt... the Bed of Nails. This segment featured the Methane Bubble Fire Ball (always a crowd pleaser), a demonstration of Bernoulli's Principle with floating ping-pong balls, beach balls and [...]

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 [...]

Best of Spangler Science 2009

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 [...]

Who Needs Hands-on Science When You Can Have Bodies on Science

We're calling it a full body on science experience with our Bed of Nails demo at the NAEYC annual conference in Washington D.C. Teachers from all over the country (actually the world) come to NAEYC to learn the latest strategies and methods to get children excited and motivated to learn... especially when it comes to science. Our science island (as it [...]