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Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes Book

Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes Book

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.
Insta-Snow Powder

Insta-Snow Powder

Insta-Snow® powder is the original fake snow polymer that turns ordinary water into a white fluffy substance that looks like real snow in seconds.
Hand Boiler

Hand Boiler

It’s a classic science toy that uses your body heat to make the liquid in the glass ornament bubble just as if it were boiling.

Experiments from the Lab

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5 Cool Science Experiments Using Pretty Much Nothing But Water!

You don't need to spend a lot of money on science supplies. Heck, with these, all you need to do is turn on the water faucet! 1.  Okay, ice is water, right?  How do ice skaters glide across the ice so smoothly and quickly?  It’s all about the science.  Get out a dinner plate and put a large glass on it, upside [...]

Lab Ladies: Welcoming Women in Science

Let’s get something straight: I possess a Y-chromosome and am a male. This single distinguishing factor, splitting our species in two since “a long time ago” was the present, means different things to different people. To the “funny” side of the internet, this means I’m frustratingly clueless. Car insurance agencies view me as more hazardous behind the wheel (until I’m 26). Science [...]

The Fresh Prince of Science Fair

"The Fresh Prince of Science Fair" (To the tune of Will Smith's "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air") Now these are some lyrics all about when My board got judged with a pad and a pen. If you have a few seconds, just hang right there, I’ll tell you how I got a blue ribbon in the last science fair. In back of the library, past the [...]

Steve Takes Science on the Road to Local Sacramento Television Station

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 [...]

Tom Andrews is Mad About Science

Any teacher who can inspire a group of students to get up at 4:30 AM in order to be on live television is an amazing person. But it didn't take long to see why his students like him so much... "He's just a cool teacher who makes coming to class fun," says one of his students as she launches a rubber [...]

More Spangler Science on the Ellen Show

I'm honored to have been asked back as a return guest on the Ellen Show on November 1, 2007 for some more science. I received the phone call yesterday from the producer who asked, "I think Ellen would really enjoy that exploding pumpkin demo you do. What do you think?" What do I think? I think Ellen could make any science [...]

Ellen is Wild About Science!

VIDEO: Watch Steve on the Ellen Show Experiments Steve did on Ellen - Elephant's Toothpaste | Smoke Rings | Anti-Helium Let's just say it's all kind of a blur... three experiments, lots of laughs and an invitation to come back. I couldn't ask for any more. My wife and I left Denver on Wednesday to fly out to Burbank, California to [...]

Science Birthday Parties

The Wall Street Journal ranked "science shows" as the top birthday party choice for children in a recent poll, and parents are getting into the action. Armed with some simple supplies from around the house, a few science recipes and a bucket of creativity. Janet Spears, a first grade teacher from Vidor, Texas, shared pictures from her son's birthday party. My son [...]