The Official Results - #18 on the TIME Magazine Top 100 Poll

I want to thank the 18,950 people who cast their votes for yours truly in the TIME Magazine Poll for the Top 100 Most Influential People of 2007. As I mentioned in a previous post, I was stunned when an editor from the magazine called me about…

TIME Top 100 - Steve Spangler Makes the List

I was on my way home from presenting a week of science seminars for teachers in California when I got a call from my office. Jeff Brooks explained that an editor from TIME Magazine called and wanted some pictures to run on the website. I laughed…

Secrets of the Toy Industry

I was contacted several months ago by Julia Ann Charpentier, a Milwaukee-based freelance writer and an editor for book publishers, for a future article in the trade journal TD Monthly Magazine. If you're interested in learning more about the…

From Slime to Instant Snot - New Science Kits from Toy Fair 2006

More than 20,000 buyers and toy industry professionals descend on New York each February to feverishly buy and sell what else but toys... lots of toys. This year over 100,000 products were represented - anything and everything you could ever…

We Hit the Target with Science

Maybe I should say we hit all of the Targets with our new science products. If you stroll through the toy isles at Target stores, you might stumble across some old Steve Spangler Science classics along with a few brand new science kits. All…

Scientific Explorer Lawsuit Settled

This statement was released earlier today regarding the lawsuit filed in district court in August 2005: "Scientific Explorer, Inc. and Steve Spangler, Inc. reached a settlement with regard to the lawsuit filed by Spangler in district court…

Can Diaper Gel Stop Hurricane Rita?

My inbox was flooded today with emails about a Fox News story that ran earlier today. Can Diaper Gel Stop a Hurricane? Fox News reports that a Florida businessman thinks he has a way to stop Hurrican Rita using the superabsorbent polymer found…

Water Wizardry Kit Earns Teacher’s Choice Award

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - A hands-on chemistry kit developed by Steve Spangler Science for Be Amazing! Toys won one of the most coveted awards in the educational market - the Teacher's Choice Award. The science kit called Water Wizardry teaches…

Lawsuit filed in district court

This is kind of thing you keep private, but that all changed when I got a call from a newspaper reporter last Thursday who had questions about the lawsuit we filed just two days prior. The story ran in the Denver Post on Friday, August 19th,…

Science Boot Camp - Teachers get a lesson in making learning fun

FALL IN! That's what 99 elementary teachers did as they "reported for duty" at the Hands-on Science Boot Camp in Denver. The purpose... to explore new and creative science integration strategies for making science education come alive in their…