Nick Uhas Appears on Today Show with Deep Voice Gas – Sulfur Hexafluoride

It's WOW Week on the Today Show and it only makes sense to bring in a YouTube science guy to share some internet classics. Decked out in a white lab coat and safety glasses, Nick Uhas started off with a demonstration of heavy gas... the deep voice experiment... anti-helium... or just plain old sulfur hexafluoride (SF6). This seems to be the obligatory first [...]

NAEYC 2009 – More Than Just Hands-on Science

We're calling it a full "body on science" with our Bed of Nails demo at the NAEYC annual conference in Washington D.C. Teachers from all over the country (actually the world) come to NAEYC to learn the lastest strategies and methods to get children excited and motivated to learn. We're excited to be featuring a group of amazing teacher demonstrators and [...]

Mr. Luna’s Bright Idea

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the most powerful ideas. That's exactly what I discovered when Ken Luna, an 8th grade science teacher in North Babylon, New York, posted a comment on my blog about his project. Here's the idea... Mr. Luna wants Oprah to help him give every child in America (PreK-12), just one Compact Fluorescent(CFL) bulb to take home and [...]

Scientific Explorer Lawsuit Settled

This statement was released earlier today regarding the lawsuit filed in district court in August 2005: "Scientific Explorer, Inc. and Steve Spangler, Inc. reached a settlement with regard to the lawsuit filed by Spangler in district court on August 16, 2005. Steve Spangler is no longer affiliated with Scientific Explorer nor does he endorse any Scientific Explorer product."

Blogging about Evolution

I received an email today from a Professor who wants to connect with public school teachers who are teaching evolution. Here's the request... Dear Steve, Just poured over your blog, and have bookmarked it for fun stuff for my kids. I am trying to find blogs of teachers in public schools, and who are trying to teach evolution. There seem to be [...]

iPod Science Experiments – Steve Spangler on the go

Let's see... what could you watch on your new video ipod? Episodes of NBC's "Office"... ad-free music videos... or some guy in Denver who teaches you how to do cool science demos. Hmmm... that's a tough choice between Office and the music videos. I'm pleased to let you know that many of our science segments from television are now available as [...]

Christmas Tree Safety

Here's a "do not try this at home" science demonstration that illustrates how dry trees are susceptible to catching fire and ways to avoid this potential fire risk. Watch the Christmas Tree Fire Video

Colorado Science Teacher of the Year

Just stick your head above the crowd and someone will shoot at it. One Colorado elementary teacher is getting hit in the head with flying film canisters powered by water and Alka-Seltzer... and the kids are being praised. Colorado Association of Science Teachers selected Shannon Koppenfafer as the Science Teacher of the Year for the state's elementary school teachers. She [...]

Best Educational Toys for 2005

Just last week our office took over 200 calls from people wanting our advice on buying "cool" educational toys. Among the callers were two network television producers and a slew of newspaper writers. So, here's our favorite educational toys for the holiday season. We'd like to hear your suggestions as well. Watch the video of Steve's top choices for educational toys Roller Coaster [...]

I can’t believe UPS did it!

Lots and lots of teachers do the "egg drop" activity with their students. Basically, here's how it works... each child gets an egg and some parameters for making a container that will protect the egg and keep it from breaking if it were dropped. The teacher usually perches herself high atop the roof of the school and tosses the boxes (or [...]