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Wordless Wednesday: Teachers Go for Distance - a 12 Foot Mentos & Diet Coke Soda Geyser

A teacher attending Julie Gintzler's Story Time Slime this weekend in Springfield, Illinois took this picture of Julie launching a 12 foot geyser! Julie left the bottles of Diet Coke in her car with a 104 degree heat index for the day. The…

Spangler’s Geyser Tube Strikes a Chord with Media

After two straight days of demonstrating the Spangler Geyser Tube at the New York Toy Fair, my voice is gone. All in all, we launched over 500 two-liter bottles of diet soda in the giant plastic tubes to demonstrate how a science experiment…

Toy Fair 2007: It’s Cool to Like Science

The opening day at Toy Fair was amazingly busy for those companies who had cool science product, according to a staff writer from CNET News.com. Caroline McCarthy writes, "Amid the madness of the 2007 American International Toy Fair here, a…

Launching Soda Geysers Indoors

Who said mixing Mentos and Diet Coke was only an outdoor only sport? When the show management at the Javits Center found out that I wanted to launch 2-liter soda geysers on the floor of the trade show at Toy Fair, they responded with a New York…
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Mentos Geyser Hits the Classroom… But Some Teachers Don’t Get It

It has the potential of being the most popular science fair project of all time. The Mentos Geyser is definitely fun to watch, but some teachers are missing the opportunity to use the activity to teach science. Over the last few weeks, I've…
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Geysers Galore - 700 Learning Experiences at NAEYC

The Mentos Geyser made history once again as the star attraction at the NAEYC 2006 Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Over the rumble of the crowd in the exhibit hall, you could hear someone from the Spangler Science booth yell, "GEYSER!" followed…