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Mentos Boy in a Box - New Twist on Mentos Geyser Tube

If you've followed us over the years, you know that NAEYC (the National Association for the Education of Young Children) is the first teacher conference where we introduced the famous Mentos Geyser Experiment. In 2006, we launched 700 geysers…
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Dallas Fox 4 News Anchors Experiment with Insta-Snow and Reverse Helium (SF6)

The news anchors at Fox 4 News in Dallas wanted to see if I could find a few ways to make science fun on their Good Day show. Let's see... I could show them pictures of my science project from 3rd grade... or discuss freezing point depression...…
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Floating Potato Debate - Alice 105.9

Just got a call from Slacker and Steve at Alice 105.9 with this question... "Do potatoes float in water?" I'll give you a second to think... Potatoes sink in regular water, but they'll float in salt water or sugar water. Here's the experiment…
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4-H Hydrogel Experiment Travels Cross-Country

While I've been winding down from my media tour as the 4-H National Experiment Spokesperson, kids across the country have been exploring the powerful water-absorbing qualities of these amazing hydrogels.  From Georgia to Hawaii, I've read…
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What Really Happens at the Ellen Show

If you're a fan of the Ellen Show, you know that the show recently moved to a new set on the Warner Bros Studio lot. The new studio is huge... great for exploding clouds of liquid nitrogen! Watch the video, but keep reading to learn what happens…
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4-H and Steve Spangler Science Team Up for National Youth Science Day

I'm excited to announce my partnership with the National 4-H Council to serve as their national spokesperson for the first-ever National Science Experiment. When I first spoke with the people at 4-H, I must admit that I was not aware of their…
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Science "Left Behind" in American Schools

You may have seen the recent commercials showing a child raising flags representing America's standing in school ranking world-wide. I came across an article for the same campaign that shared some striking, but unfortunately not surprising,…
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Going Green and Plastic Free

The BBC UK called our offices yesterday to get permission to use the Inside the Soda Can experiment, that I've done on 9News, for Chris Jeavans "plastic-free" blog. Chris is trying to live for one month without using any plastic products.…
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Science Chat on Irish Talk Radio

Sean Moncrieff is the host of the Afternoon Show on Newstalk 106-108 FM in Ireland. This nationally syndicated show features news stories ranging from the serious to the zany... maybe that's why they called. While waiting for my segment, I listened…
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How much gasoline will 9/10 of a cent get you?

Everyone in Denver knows Al Lewis, the smart (and funny) business columnist for the Denver Post. If you're a regular reader, you know that Al looks at things a little differently than most people do. Okay, he' very funny. My phone rang yesterday…