When someone is as awesome as Ellen DeGeneres, people tend to listen to what that person has to say. So when Ellen says, “Steve Spangler is the science teacher you always wanted to have in school,” we get pretty hyped-up around the office. That excitement is tenfold when it's Steve Spangler on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
We shouldn’t be surprised, really, that [...]
Do I smell freshly sharpened pencils? Is that the clicking sound of a brand new protractor? Are you surrounded by notebooks, fun new pens and markers that you're dying to use?
Yes! It's back to school time!
Not ready for back to school? Wondering who do you turn to for help to start your new school year off right? Back to School with Steve [...]
It's a good day. The sun is warm and the popsicles are cool...and you're shopping on SteveSpanglerScience.com. You've put a ton of super fun experiments into your shopping cart and have decided that you've fulfilled your science spending quota for the day. (Of course it was a little more than you wanted to spend, but the kids are worth [...]
Education remains a huge part of the national debate - how do we fund it, maintain competitive teacher salaries, encourage thoughtful learning, teach to the test and fairly equalize learning opportunities for all American children?
In Colorado, two of our state's largest school districts have "reformer" school board majorities. These Board of Education members lack the expertise and experience needed to make [...]
Steve Spangler visited the set of The Doctors Science Lab this week to share lessons on the science behind some health discomforts...
With Steve as their lab instructor, The Doctors donned their lab coats and went to work. They used Red Cabbage Indicator, Milk of Magnesia, giant flasks and a few 'glubs' of vinegar to demonstrate how antacids work and the classic Elephant's [...]
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Parents - does your teacher have their fill of mugs, candles and smelly lotion? What are you giving your favorite teachers this year?
Teachers - what gifts do you appreciate the most? Gift cards, items for next year's classroom, books, or hand-written notes and gifts?
We love and [...]
What does 3,000 Alka-Seltzer Tablets, 3,000 film canisters and Steve Spangler have in common with the Ellen DeGeneres Show?
Steve demonstrated the explosive power of carbon dioxide when thousands of film canisters rained down on the Ellen set Wednesday. Cameras were covered, Ellen dressed in a rain coat, safety goggles and a hard hat and even Tony had an umbrella for protection. [...]
The bad air in Denver is notorious. It's so bad that it has a name - the Brown Cloud.
Denver's location at the foot of the Rocky Mountains make it prone to temperature inversions in which warm air traps cooler air near the ground, preventing pollutants from rising into the atmosphere.
What is a temperature inversion?
Warm air is lighter than cold air. Hot [...]
Actor Rainn Wilson of SoulPancake - a website where life's big questions are debated, mixed and turned to batter - recently made a visit to the Spangler Labs. He sat down with Steve Spangler and asked about the science of love.
When Steve didn't quite have the answer, he vamped a little and tried to answer the question the best he could...