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.
The term “viral” has undergone quite the makeover since the end of the 20th century. A word that used to have a connotation on par with “bacterial” has now become something that is sought after. Going viral entails that something is spreading like proverbial wildfire. There’s viral marketing, viral memes, viral video, and viral photos. There are even viral science experiments.
We are proud to announce a new resource for teachers looking to keep their teaching credentials up to date while learning hands-on science experiments and lessons to bring into their classrooms.
Our new online Virtual Science Workshop brings teacher training and development into the comfort of your own home. No need to travel and spend nights away from home. Put on those [...]
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 [...]
We're back from the Warner Bros. studios in Burbank, California with lots of fun stories from our latest appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. When I say 'we'... I mean 'we' because there's no way I could pull these segments off by myself. Jeff Brooks, Carly Reed and Lisa Brooks traveled with me and worked hard backstage and on the outside [...]
It might not be as obvious as physics or materials engineering, but math from arithmetic to calculus can describe every move the athletes make from jumps to spins on the snow and ice.
Math counts in the Olympics. There are 2,500 athletes competing in 86 sports and events to win 252 medals at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. But these are only [...]
As we wrap up 2008, I'm excited to report that we've added more than a hundred new videos to our ever-growing library of cool science videos and science fair project ideas. We are told that this science video library represents the most complete collection of science activities, experiment ideas and science demonstrations online to date. Thanks to everyone for your feedback [...]
Should magic tricks be used as a way to teach science in today's classrooms? This question and about a dozen more were asked of me during an interview for an international magazine for the Society of American Magicians. The author of the article, Lindsay Smith, wanted to know my thoughts on a current trend in science assemblies and before-and-after school science [...]
Let's see... what could you watch on your new video ipod? Episodes of NBC's "Office"... ad-free music videos... or some guy in Denver who teaches you how to do cool science demos. Hmmm... that's a tough choice between Office and the music videos. I'm pleased to let you know that many of our science segments from television are now available as [...]
Q: Tell us a little about who you are…
A: I am a wife of 46 years, mother of three, and grandmother of eight. And . . . I happen to be Steve’s mother-in-law so there are lots of stories I can tell you about him!! I can still very vividly remember Steve and our daughter, Renée, sitting at our kitchen table discussing whether or [...]
Steve Spangler is known for creating amazing hands-on science experiences for kids. Whether it involves kits, toys, or incredible experiments, kids leave an experience with Steve feeling like science magicians.
Over the last decade and change, Steve has also spent one afternoon a week making adults feel like science magicians on Denver’s local NBC affiliate, 9News – KUSA. News anchors, meteorologists… you [...]