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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…
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Toy Fair 2012 - The Effects of Launching Over 800 Mentos Geyser Cars

This year marked my 14th trip to the New York Toy Fair. And since Toy Fair is always scheduled during Valentine's Day, this is my 14th year to be away from my wife. So, instead of sending her flowers or taking her to dinner, I just bring her…

ASTC 2011 - My Newest Favorite Science Conference

Where do science museums get all of their great ideas for exhibits, live demo shows and everything else that makes us say, "How did they do that?" The secret is ASTC… and I experienced the magic of ASTC this past weekend in Baltimore, Maryland. ASTC…
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HerWorld Conference Encourages Young Women in Science and Technology

I was invited to speak at this year's HerWorld 2010 Conference put on by DeVry University in Denver. HerWorld is a conference for high school junior and senior young women interested in science and technology. It supports STEM - Science, Technology,…
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Spangler Uses Cool Science Demos at NAEYC Conference to Share His Passion for Teaching Science

Contributed by Guest Blogger, Nancy Leemer I remember coming to the NAEYC Conference years ago and watching Steve Spangler present his hands-on science activities to a room of 50 or so early childhood educators, but those days are long gone.…

I Survived the Bed of Nails T-Shirt

Over 750 people experienced the Bed of Nails demo at our booth at NAEYC this year... and some of the really excited people took home the t-shirt. Do you think the holes in the back are too much? No way... especially if you have a specially…
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Experiment Revealed - Bed of Nails

Have you guessed what our surprise experiment might be yet? Let me give you one more clue... it just arrived at NAEYC - forklift and all - and it has 4,500 sharp nails, all staring up at us, waiting for the first victim... um, guest of the day.…

Who Needs Hands-on Science When You Can Have Bodies on Science

We're calling it a full body on science experience 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 latest strategies and methods…
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The NAEYC 2009 Surprise - Science Experiment Requires a Forklift

So, what's in store for this year at the NAEYC annual conference? We have a science surprise for everyone who stops by our booth (#323). While I can't let the cat out of the bag right now, I can give you a few hints. It's totally hands-on…
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Reach Them to Teach Them 2009 - Motivating Teachers to Achieve Peak Performance

If you've ever taught a day in your life, you know that the job is both rewarding and exhausting. In an effort to keep our students inspired and motivated to want to learn, sometimes we forget to recharge our own teaching batteries. Amy Crawford…