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Halloween a great time for those dry ice demos

Halloween is right around the corner and it's a perfect time to do some really cool demonstrations. Watch the video of Steve doing cool dry ice demonstrations. First you need to get your dry ice. Your grocery store may have it, but if they…
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Laugh! Here come teachers with humor

Comedian, motivational speaker and magician Brad Montgomery has three children, ages 4, 7 and 8. My own kids are 6 and twins aged 3. All we have to do is tell each other what the kids did and we have plenty to laugh about. The same thing happens…

Can Diaper Gel Stop Hurricane Rita?

My inbox was flooded today with emails about a Fox News story that ran earlier today. Can Diaper Gel Stop a Hurricane? Fox News reports that a Florida businessman thinks he has a way to stop Hurrican Rita using the superabsorbent polymer found…

Water Wizardry Kit Earns Teacher’s Choice Award

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - A hands-on chemistry kit developed by Steve Spangler Science for Be Amazing! Toys won one of the most coveted awards in the educational market - the Teacher's Choice Award. The science kit called Water Wizardry teaches…
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Spot dots and magic coloring books – lessons we learn in kindergarten

Maywood Elementary kindergarten in Indiana is lucky to have Julie Gintzler. She performs magic tricks in the classroom, and here are two of them. Take a magic coloring book you can get from any magic store or online. Flip through the pages…
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Humor in the classroom – are you born with it – can you learn?

Brad Montgomery, motivational speaker, stand-up comedian and world-class magician says some of us are born with a little gene that helps us to be funny, but if you're not one of them, you can learn. We can't turn you into Robin Williams or Carol…
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The “how to” on Science Centers

A hot topic with new teachers, especially primary teachers right now is how to set up a Science Center. Kindergarten teacher extraordinaire Julie Gintzler from Maywood Elementary in Indiana has 18 years in teaching. 18 years ago they didn't…
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Potato growers, scientists, teachers benefit by a little humor

Laughing is good for us. Those little neurons open up and our bodies react in positive ways. There are even people who study the science of laughter. Magician, comedian and motivational speaker Brad Montgomery says that no matter what our job…
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My Inspiration… Don Herbert – The “Original” Mr. Wizard

A popular guest on the Johnny Carson Show, Don Herbert was truly an inspiration to an entire generation of science enthusiasts. I remember watching him as a kid and being impressed by the fact that while he was amazing, he didn't have a laboratory…

Make $1000 writing a lesson plan… JUST DO IT!

When opportunities like this comes knocking... answer the door! Teachers are encouraged to enter lessons for grades K-8 that highlight innovative investigations and exciting experiments on the subject of chemistry for an opportunity to win…