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Exploding Pumpkins

Television viewers in Denver woke up to the sounds of exploding pumpkins. It was actually a new version of my self-carving pumpkin trick for Halloween. Editor's Note: This experiment was presented in this forum for educational purposes…
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A Meteorite Hit My House

It's true. A meteorite hit my house in Colorado and I survived the impact. Okay, so maybe the meteorite was small in size... very small... so small you'd need a microscope to see it... but I was hit. Chances are your house has been hit by a…
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Test the Power of Sunscreen with UV Color Changing Beads

Mom always warned you to never look at the sun, but what are you to do when your teacher encourages it? Don't worry... the kids are in the capable hands of Solar Science expert and teacher, Jim Stryder. I recently met up with Jim at the Western…
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Teachers Receive Hands-on Science Training

Summer vacation was cut short one day for 117 Florida teachers in Brevard County. Why? Blame Steve Spangler.                       Teachers returned…

Insta-Snow Gets Teacher Out of Speeding Ticket

We received the following email from a teacher who attended one of our hands-on science professional development workshops for teachers. Believe it or not, she amazed a police officer with a science experiment using Insta-Snow Powder and got…

Good Morning America Features Steve Spangler's Insta-Snow

Television viewers of Good Morning America learned how to make snow in their living room with our very own Insta-Snow. Each month Good Morning America highlights "Stupid Products" from Stupid.com. Insta-Snow was one of the lucky few featured…

The Science of Learning Through Play

I occasionally get the honor and privilege of being the “helping dad” in my sons' classrooms. I don’t know how much “helping” goes on when I’m at school because I find myself playing with the best of them. It doesn’t take long…