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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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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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News Anchor Gets Soaked! Mentos Experiment Sets a New Record

Kim Christiansen thought that Monday would be just another fun, hands-on science segment with Steve Spangler. Little did she know that the bottles of soda would explode and she would be wearing the experiment. This is not the first time I've…
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Floating Bowling Balls

Some of my television segments get more email feedback than others... and this one got a ton. Why? Probably because most people don't know that you can make a standard, regulation size bowling ball float in water. Yes, you can make a bowling…

Indonesian boy flies to Colorado to assist with Spangler Science

About six months ago, 12-year-old Harry Lee contacted me via email. He said he found the "Spangler Science" section on 9NEWS.com and started his own science club in Indonesia. Harry watches the experiments on his computer and then re-creates…

Making Fire… Is there a better way than rubbing two sticks?

It looks so simple in the movies... simply rub two sticks together to start a fire. Many have tried and nearly all have failed to start a fire this way. How did pre-historic humans make fire? Can you really make fire by friction? Hey, I'm a…
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Float or Sink: A Science Lesson at Water World

You might have heard about high school students conducting science experiments at the amusement park. It's a great way for physics students to take measurements and record data from the rides as the learn about Newton's Laws of Motion. There's…