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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
What kind of cereal do you eat in the morning? Are you a Fruit Loops kind of person or more serious, like a Total cereal eater? Whatever you eat, turn the box to the side and look at the ingredients. If your cereal is "iron fortified" what does that mean? Is there really iron in your flakes?
Here's an easy way to [...]
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 [...]
When I started doing magic tricks as a kid, I remember always bothering my sister and brother to watch my latest trick. When they grew tired of my tricks, I switched to grandparents, aunts, uncles... finally anyone who would watch. Thirty some years later, I find myself in the same situation as I'm testing out new ways to present some cool [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]