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CSAP Testing in Colorado - Is Proficiency Enough?

By Guest Blogger Debbie Leibold Recently, I ran across an editorial in the Denver Post that was written by a former English teacher.  I am also a former high school English teacher, so I was intrigued when I saw the title of the article…
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President Obama... Please Let Me Help You Make Science Cool

President Barack Obama held a town hall meeting at Facebook headquarters on Wednesday... and his comment about making science cool caught my attention. “I’m frustrated by stories about how we can’t find enough engineers and computer programmers.…
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Are We Overbooking Our Children & Ourselves in a "Race to Nowhere?"

By Guest Blogger Debbie Leibold I’m tired.  I have two sons (ages 13 and 10), I work part-time, I volunteer at both the elementary and the middle school, and I sit on a non-profit Board.  I drive the Mom taxi every afternoon back and…
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Weather and Science Day 2011 - Steve Spangler and Kathy Sabine Invite You to Coors Field

Contributed by Susan Wells, Blog Editor Weather and Science Day at Coors Field 2009 resulted in a new Guinness World Record for the Largest Physics Lesson. Thanks to support from the Colorado Rockies and 9News, the Steve Spangler Science team…
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Biggest Air Cannon... So Far - The Ellen Show Audience Gets Blasted with Giant Smoke Rings

Let's start with a huge thanks to Ellen DeGeneres and everyone at the Ellen Show for inviting me back for more fun and a few science experiments. It was a great show with an extra level of buzz backstage because Matt Damon was Ellen's special…
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Back to the Ellen Show - Getting Ready for the Biggest Audience Participation Stunt Ever

Whenever we're fortunate enough to have the producers from the Ellen DeGeneres Show call our office, we know that the next few days are going to be wild. As I've mentioned in the past, the producers are very hands-on when it comes to selecting…
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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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Naked Eggs & Flying Potatoes Book Signing at Costco

Meet Steve Spangler and buy his new book, Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes this Saturday, December 11th at the River Point Costco on Santa Fe Drive and Oxford in Englewood, Colorado. Steve will be signing books from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Naked Eggs…
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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.…
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Back to the Ellen DeGeneres Show for Halloween Science Fun

Watch what Steve did with Ellen last week on the Ellen DeGeneres Halloween Show: Follow Steve on Facebook to get the behind-the-scenes scoop from the show! Halloween Science and the Ellen DeGeneres Show seem to go hand in hand. I was excited…