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Fuel Cell Car Science Kit

Fuel Cell Car Science Kit

The Fuel Cell Car Science Kit is a great way for kids to learn about the importance of alternative fuel sources. Not only will kids be excited about the car, with onboard hydrogen fuel source, they can even build this car themselves to learn more about the functionality of the hydrogen fuel cells.

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Patriotic Monster Foam – Exploding Hydrogen Peroxide

Since fireworks are no longer an option, you have to find some way to occupy your time on the 4th of July. I turned to my demo team and brainstormed anything we could do in the backyard at 9News for the celebration. Here's the classic Elephant's Toothpaste demo using hydrogen peroxide and potassium iodide as the catalyst to make a red, [...]

5 Non-Volcano Kids’ Science Activities Using Vinegar

Vinegar is a smelly staple of science educators everywhere. The solution of acetic acid is the most often-used, simple acidic solution in the lab, and it’s non-toxic and safe to be handled. It’s no wonder that vinegar is a key component of tons of activities and projects for all sorts of chemically based experiences. What’s that? You only know that classic [...]

Dangers of Opening Glow Sticks

Glow sticks are incredibly popular for their simplicity yet versatility - birthday parties, evening outdoor activities, Halloween science and so much more. They are sold at many events and are found in stores everywhere. Even Steve Spangler Science sells glow sticks. Kids love cracking them and watching the light glow like a firefly. In watching blogs and sites like Pinterest for science experiments [...]

The Secret to Releasing the Genie in the Bottle

The Genie in the Bottle experiment is a special effects secret used by the movie industry. It's not really a secret, it's science. **This experiment is not intended to do at home. Your chemistry teacher is a great resource to demonstrate this reaction. The hydrogen peroxide used is 30% and can irritate the eyes and throat. This experiment uses two compounds - [...]

Staff Spotlight on Copy Editor Debbie Leibold

Q: Tell us a little about who you are… A: Let's see... I'm definitely not a scientist, I'm not in a band, I'm not an ultra-creative graphic designer, I'm not on Ellen, I haven't been featured on YouTube, I rarely blow things up.  My life is pretty boring compared to some of the people I work with. I'm a mom, wife, dog [...]

Staff Spotlight on the Apple King, IT Director Craig

Q: Tell us a little about who you are… A: I am many people: a husband, a son, an uncle, a friend, and "Daddy" to three delightful dogs. I am a local boy, homegrown in Denver. I love to find the interesting side of everything - rocks and stars & Beaker and cars. Science is just a part of who I am. [...]

Ending the Year with a Favorite Experiment – Monster Foam

It's a tradition on the local Denver NBC affiliate to have my 3 boys on at the end of the year to share our favorite experiment. This year my young scientists chose the Monster Foam or Elephant's Toothpaste experiment that I also performed on the Ellen Show earlier this year. If you can do an experiment on a small scale then it [...]

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 [...]

Preparing for Ellen… What to do?

I've read through all of your suggestions and I agree that Smoke Rings are a must. But I just don't know about the other three science experiments. Elephant's Toothpaste has been suggested and the Disappearing Ink demo using a fire extinguisher is also on the top of the list. To help me better decide, I asked our customer service team and [...]