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Speaking at NSTA Boston Convention

I am honored to be invited to speak at the 2008 NSTA National Conference in Boston this March 27-30. In addition to the hundreds of concurrent sessions offered at the conference, NSTA hosts a number of professional development mini-conferences on specific areas of interest. I'll serve as the morning keynote speaker for the Science for […]


Certified Speaking Professional – Spangler Earns His CSP from the National Speakers Association

I remember attending my first National Speakers Association (NSA) convention in 2000 and being blown away by the wealth of talent and expertise in one place. The National Speakers Association (NSA) is the leading organization for professional speakers… in the world. The opening general session on Sunday morning featured the CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) Ceremony, a […]


Why Early Childhood Science Education is Important

Steve Spangler recently participated in #TeacherFriends Twitter chat and met some amazing teachers. Here are the questions and his longer-formatted answers about science education today. 1. Why is early childhood science education important? For young learners, science is just an extension of their everyday world. We don’t have to teach young children how to wonder, […]


Science and Helping Verbs

I love teaching Einsteinian theory, physics, and non-linear time in my basic writing classes.   Oh, it’s called Chapter 10: The Perfect Tenses, but that’s just a cover for what it really is: our language’s ability to describe complicated scientific theories with just a handful of helping verbs. How wondrous is our language, that with […]


Rainbow Snow

RAINBOW SNOW Rainbow Snow Experiment Take it Further! Take it Even Further! Take it Further Further! Additional Information Science Fair Connection RAINBOW SNOW EXPERIMENT NOTE 1: Yardsticks and/or meter sticks can be pricey or even off limits if you plan to glue plastic cups to them. Any narrow strip of wood that looks like a […]