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Jeff Francis and Steve Spangler Hit a Home Run at Coors Field... With a Potato

One of the highlights of Weather and Science Day was the look on Jeff Francis' face - Colorado Rockies Pitcher - when I pulled out my potato "launcher" and told him to shoot it into left field.  It was like a kid in a candy store... The first…
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Steve Spangler Science Sets New Guinness World Record at 9News Colorado Rockies Science Day

World's Largest Physics Lesson We're honored to get to say, "We did it!" With a final count of 5,401 people, all armed with Windbags, the seats at Coors Field were flooded with science as we set out to set a new world record for the the Largest…

Live from Coors Field - Weather and Science Day

Hopefully Coors Field is ready for the Spangler Team because we are taking the ballpark by storm.  Our team is getting prepped for the Guinness World Record breaking moment when we present the World's Largest Physics Demonstration.   The…

Dancing Raisins - Chemistry You Can Eat

It's true that I have some favorite experiments that seem to make it into most of my workshops and presentations.  It's always nice to have a few "stand-bys" in my back pocket that I can use in case of a science emergency.  But, it's even…

Spin Art Chromatography - Is Black Really Black?

When I pose the question, "What is black?" at a teacher training workshop, I inevitably get two standard answers in response... "Black is black... a color," or "Black is the absence of all color."  That's when I like to break out my filter…
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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 Experiment Receives Lots of Feedback

A few weeks ago on my 9News segment I featured a Seven-Layer Density column. It's a colorful way to talk about density in the classroom. Well... we thought we had all of our facts straight, but when we inadvertently put in the experiment write-up…
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Hose Burst Test on Live TV - Spangler Visits Gates Labs

All this week on TV, I had the opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at Denver-based companies who each have a cool science twist to their business. The scientists at Gates Corporation invited our cameras on a tour of the hydraulic testing…
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The Self-Carving, Exploding Pumpkin

Just call it the Halloween After-Glow. No, it's not the warm feeling you get in your heart when you think of all of those darling little Trick-or-Treaters or think of the fun kids had opening their candy. The "After-Glow" refers to the light…
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Exploding Pumpkins

Television viewers in Denver woke up to the sounds of exploding pumpkins. It was actually a new version of my self-carving pumpkin trick for Halloween. Editor's Note: This experiment was presented in this forum for educational purposes…