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.
We salute and thank all of those great teachers out there who find engaging activities to get their students back in the seats and ready to learn for another school year. If you're a teacher, you know all too well the challenges we face keeping our students engaged and interested. If we're not careful, it's easy for some students to disappear [...]
Contributed by Guest Blogger, Nancy Leemer
I remember coming to the NAEYC Conference years ago and watching Steve Spangler present his hands-on science activities to a room of 50 or so early childhood educators, but those days are long gone. That intimate workshop experience in the past has given way to a ballroom packed with a few thousand teachers who are wondering [...]
It's a demonstration that almost has to be seen in person to believe. Otherwise, you're likely to say, "It's fake... there's no way that could happen!" As you're watching the video below, please remember that there is absolutely no trick photography. When disbelievers see the demonstration performed live, the reaction is nothing short of astonishing. Based on our past experience, we [...]
I remember a time when Halloween was nothing more than dressing up and running from house to house in search of the greatest candy bars. Fast-forward to 2008 and Halloween is a big deal... elaborate costumes, parties galore and merchandising second only to Christmas. Oh, did I mention that it's a dream come true for the highly-motivated, somewhat neurotic science teacher [...]
In 1996 I was asked to be a student council sponsor at Willow Creek Elementary. We had a problem getting kids to show up to student council meetings at 7.30am.
Working with Dr. Earl Reum, we came up with the idea of using engaging science demonstrations to help illustrate some basic concepts of leadership and team building. We called the program the [...]
Since starting at Steve Spangler Science in 2009, there’s one question that gets asked of our team more than any other: how do you create a memorable science demonstration? And the truth is, from our customer service team to our production team to Steve Spangler himself, we’ll all give you a different answer. So which answer is right? All of them!
Thank you for joining us on The Spangler Effect Live this week for our last minute Halloween science demos and activities. During the two hours, Steve and Higginsworth shared a lot of fun, messy and loud experiments for spooky fun. If you missed the broadcasts, we have both available in this post. If you want more information on any of the [...]
Recently, Steve Spangler was the keynote speaker at the Utah Association for the Education of Young Children conference in Salt Lake City.
He brought his exciting collection of flaming wallets, Smoke Rings and Wind Bags to an audience of early childhood professionals. Steve shared some of his favorite demos and antidotes along with his message about the state of education today. Money gets [...]
You might remember Steve's trip to News10 KXTV last May where he shared some hands-on science demonstrations with the Sacramento audience. For some crazy reason, they invited him back with a new set of demos. Take a look at what Steve surprised the anchors with this time -
Fire Bubbles - Methane Mamba
(KXTV Fire Bubbles Video)
Freezing Power of Liquid Nitrogen
(KXTV Video of [...]
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 [...]