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Lie Detection with the Classic Iodine Clock Reaction

Clay and Nick from Lenski Elementary joined me on 9News this week to test the honesty of 9News anchor Mark Koebrich. Two clear liquids are mixed together and a question is asked. A truthful answer, and the liquid will remain clear. An untruthful…
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The Methane Mamba and Fire Bubbles

This demonstration is for educational purposes only. Do not try this at home. Methane is one of only 13 gases that are lighter than air. Pump a little methane into soapy water, add a little fire and watch it do its dance. With the help…

Patriotic Monster Foam - Exploding Hydrogen Peroxide

Since fireworks are no longer an option, you have to find some way to occupy your time on the 4th of July. I turned to my demo team and brainstormed anything we could do in the backyard at 9News for the celebration. Here's the classic Elephant's…
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Weather and Science Day 2011 - Erupting Clouds, Giant Smoke Rings and Exploding Trash Cans Captivate Huge Audience

From the moment the gates opened at 9:30 AM, there was an air of excitement that ran through Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies. The event was billed as the largest hands-on science show ever presented in Colorado… or maybe the country…
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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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Colorado Rockies Weather & Science Day 2010 - Attempting a New Guinness World Record?

Last year's Weather & Science Day at Coors Field 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 is excited to be a part of the…
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Spangler Failed to Qualify for the Olympic Team - Revealing Video Tells Why

The Vancouver 2010 opening ceremonies are Friday night and to celebrate, the Morning Men of 9News tried out for Team USA. Okay, I'm a science geek, but I've always dreamed of being an Olympic athlete. To realize this dream, I joined my on-air…

Thanksgiving Table Tricks - Egg Drop Inertia

My relatives all know that any time we are gathered around the table is a great time for me to show off my newest table tricks... Thanksgiving is no exception.  But, with something like the Egg Drop it has to be just right, so why not practice…

Egg in the Bottle Trick - A Special Request from Twitter

It's back to school time and, these days, that means time for teachers to start compiling new classroom ideas from the internet. Whether looking at blogs, chatting on Twitter or browsing educational sites, most teachers have moved into the "techno-age"…

Mysterious Floating Water Science Experiment

Fill the glass jar with water and cover it with a card. As you turn the whole thing upside down, the audience can hardly contain themselves. The room quiets down as you precariously position the inverted jar and card a few feet above someone's…