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Mad About Science Week - Pam Schmidt

When it comes to doing science, I'll volunteer for anything - fear is not a factor for me. Then I visited Pam Schmidt's class at Thunder Ridge Middle School in Centennial, Colorado... and 49 of her pet snakes! That's right, at 5:30 in the morning,…
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Mad About Science Week - Fred Sherrer

When you work on the morning show of a news station, getting up early is just a way of life. The alarm clock went off at 3 AM this morning and I was on my way to meet another great teacher. The kids at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School in Lakewood…
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Mad About Science - a week-long salute to amazing science teachers

I approached my television producer with this idea several months ago... let's invite viewers to nominate their favorite science teacher to receive a special visit from our morning crew at their school during our "Mad About Science" week at…
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Really cool demos - with dry ice

Assuming you have your dry ice by now, let's get into our first demonstration. Remember, wear your safety glasses and gloves. Do not ever put dry ice in your mouth. It will burn!! Using a pair of kitchen tongs, grab a chunk of dry ice (listen…
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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…
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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…