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Great Science Teachers Apply Now! Amgen Wants to Give You $10,000

In a time when everyone is cutting their budgets, I'm so happy to get to announce that the Amgen Corporation continues to support great science teachers with their generous award of $10,000. The Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence honors innovative teachers who are making a difference in science education. It has been my honor to participate in the Colorado awards [...]

Amgen Award – $5,000 for You and $5,000 for Your School

When it comes to supporting science educators, the Amgen Corporation is at the top of the list. The Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence honors innovative teachers who are making a difference in science education. It has been my honor over the past five years to participate in the Colorado awards presentation and I also served on the panel of judges [...]

Experiment of the Week Travels to Germany

It’s great to get your e-mails and photos of your children and students doing the science activities featured in our Experiment of the Week. These photos are from Sheila Allen, just one of a number of great teachers in the Department of Defense Schools at Ramstein AFB in Germany. Sheila writes... “Well today was the big day and boy did the children [...]

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, discover, and explore through play because they do [...]

Professional Development for Teachers – New Online Virtual Science Workshop

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 [...]

Science in the Rockies Teacher Training Now Aligned to Next Gen and Common Core

As many of you know, the final version of the Next Generation Science Standards were just released in early April. Over the past few weeks, our team has been working feverishly to align Steve Spangler's hands-on science curriculum from Science in the Rockies with these newly released standards. In addition to the science standards, we know that many of you are looking for [...]

Having a Blast at the NAEYC 2008 Conference

If you attended the annual NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) conference last week in Dallas, Texas, it wasn't hard to find the Steve Spangler Science booth. All you had to do was listen for the shouts of surprise as we launched over 600 Mentos Geysers with the Geyser Tube™ in our own take on the classic dunk [...]

Not Your Typical Summer Science Workshop – Science in the Rockies

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 [...]

No Need to Hire Americans – A Wake-up Call to all Parents

Thomas Friedman, author of The World is Flat, recently interviewed Craig Barrett, the chief executive of Intel, which has invested millions of dollars in trying to improve the way science is taught in U.S. schools. In today's flat world, Mr. Barrett said, Intel can be a totally successful company without ever hiring another American. That is not its desire or intention, [...]