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.
Just look at these pictures from Science in the Rockies last year and you'll see why we don't consider this your typical summer science workshop for teachers. Do not plan to attend Science in the Rockies 2008 if you are motivated by PowerPoint presentation, like quiet reading time from an outdated science text, hate to get your hands dirty, or have [...]
The dates for Science in the Rockies are etched in stone. Mark your calendar for August 3-5, 2006 (that's Thursday through Sunday) in Denver, Colorado for another year of bubble blowing, slime-making, potato launching fun... educationally speaking, of course. Last year we had 99 teachers who attended our summer workshop and a small handful were brave enough to do a few [...]
Before we can get kids excited about science, we have to first start with getting teachers excited about teaching science. This year's participants at Science in the Rockies shared some of the their underlying reasons for focusing their effort on being better science teachers.
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 [...]
By Contributor Jacquie Fisher, KC Edventures
The Junior Ranger programs in our National Parks are a wonderful way to introduce kids to hand-on science opportunities. Science and nature activities are offered to kids and families are more than 200 of our National Parks and Monuments.
We love the Junior Ranger programs and have attended quite a few over the years. Kids as young [...]
You read it correctly - we are taking the Steve Spangler Science experience to the high seas for one week in 2011 with Holland America Cruise lines for Science at Sea 2011.
This is our second field trip to Alaska. In 2009, we set sail led by an award-winning group of naturalists and traveled from Anchorage along the inside passage to Vancouver, [...]
One of the benefits of traveling around the country with our Science Boot Camp Tour is getting to talk with teachers and learn from their insights. The Science Museum Oklahoma hosted a one-day workshop for area teachers and the response was great. I've invited participants to share some of their take-home ideas and ways they're using the content from the workshop [...]
We're excited to introduce you to our naturalist, John Scheerens, who will participate in every aspect of the Science at Sea experience and provide us with his amazing insights and knowledge of the region. John is considered the teacher of teachers in Alaska serving as the training consultant for most of the major tour companies throughout Alaska. John has been featured [...]
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 [...]
Hats off to our workshop team for finalizing all of the cities and dates for our 2009 Hands-on Science Boot Camp tour. During this year's tour, teachers asked how we decided on the cities and the answer is simple... we just loaded a blow gun with pins and shot them at the wall map. It was decided for us that we [...]