Launching Potatoes on the Morning Show

Over one million viewers tuned in to learn how to spice up their 4th of July activities by making Steve Spangler's potato gun. The original potato launching segment that aired a week earlier on the 9NEWS 4 O'Clock show prompted viewers to email…

Amazing Optical Illusion

Here's an amazing optical illusion from from Zack Lynch who has a very interesting blog called Brain Waves. Believe it or not, your eyes are making the wheels move... it's not animated! To test this, stare at one spot for a couple seconds and…

Mars Spectacular Truth

I'm not an astronomer but I'm fascinated by space. That's why I posted some information several weeks ago about the "Mars Spectacular" where I commented on how the planet Mars will make a once-in-our-lifetimes remarkably close approach to Earth…

Potato Gun Fun

I just completed a segment for television on the "power of air". How else to better demonstrate "power" than to have a little fun with a potato gun. Now before anyone gets bent out of shape because I'm doing something so "unsafe", take a look…

Jack takes a 400,000 volt hit of electricity!

Don't worry... Jack is fine but he sure got the attention of a few hundred thousand viewers on KUSA-TV when he joined me for a science segment on lightning safety . Barbie took the majority of the torture as 400,000 volts of static electricity…

Science in a Microwave Oven

The words "science experiment" and "microwave oven" don't necessarily go hand in hand... unless you're trying to do something amazing. As I was preparing for my Monday morning science segment on [KUSA-TV 9NEWS], I remembered an experiment using…

Cooling Coffee with Cream

Who would have guessed that so many people had microwave science demos up their sleeve? I post one experiment about growing soap and the email goes nuts! Hey, people... maybe you should find a hobby besides sticking stuff in a microwave! Okay,…

Science Club in Indonesia

One of the great parts of my job is opening my email to find kids around the world doing science. Harry Lee, an 11 year old scientist from the Science Club in Indonesia, sent me a picture of their science club in action. "Here are the pictures…

A New Way to Make Coffee

I am constantly searching for new science demos and cool gadgets to show on my weekly television segment called Making Science Fun on KUSA-TV. One of the problems I've encountered over the years is that people remember the stuff you do on television…

Exploding Soap Bubbles

One of my all time favorite science demos. Some day we'll all be driving cars powered by hydrogen. Learn More EXPLODING HYDROGEN BUBBLES Click to Start and Stop Video