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Steve Spangler on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

When someone is as awesome as Ellen DeGeneres, people tend to listen to what that person has to say. So when Ellen says, “Steve Spangler is the science teacher you always wanted to have in school,” we get pretty hyped-up around the office.…

Staff Spotlight on Copy Editor Debbie Leibold

Q: Tell us a little about who you are… A: Let's see... I'm definitely not a scientist, I'm not in a band, I'm not an ultra-creative graphic designer, I'm not on Ellen, I haven't been featured on YouTube, I rarely blow things up.  My life…
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Back to the Ellen Show - Getting Ready for the Biggest Audience Participation Stunt Ever

Whenever we're fortunate enough to have the producers from the Ellen DeGeneres Show call our office, we know that the next few days are going to be wild. As I've mentioned in the past, the producers are very hands-on when it comes to selecting…
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Spangler Uses Cool Science Demos at NAEYC Conference to Share His Passion for Teaching Science

Contributed by Guest Blogger, Nancy Leemer I remember coming to the NAEYC Conference years ago and watching Steve Spangler present his hands-on science activities to a room of 50 or so early childhood educators, but those days are long gone.…
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Ellen Show - Spangler Science Take 9 - It's Raining Ping Pong Balls!

We're back from the Warner Bros. studios in Burbank, California with lots of fun stories from our latest appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. When I say 'we'... I mean 'we' because there's no way I could pull these segments off by myself.…
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Heading Back to the Ellen Show with 4,000 Ping Pong Balls

Should Ellen DeGeneres be worried that our team is bringing 4,000 ping pong balls to her studio for my appearance on Monday, April 26th? Based on the things that have fizzed, popped, caught on fire or exploded in the past, there’s no need…
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Props to the Arizona Science Center - Thanks for the Bed of Nails

You don't just go to someone and say, "Hey, can I borrow your $45,000 Bed of Nail exhibit. No, seriously, I promise to bring it back." But that's exactly what happened... The closing stunt on my last appearance on the Ellen Show was the…

Spot the Differences Photo

Ellen DeGeneres asked her viewers to play a little game using a photo from a liquid nitrogen experiment I did a few months ago. There are 7 differences between these two photos. Click on one to see the full-size versions side by side. Then use…
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Spangler's Cornstarch Walk on Water Featured on Discovery's Time Warp

Time Warp is one of Discovery's newest shows and it's definitely worth watching... even if you're not a science geek. Hosts Jeff Lieberman and Matt Kearney are on the prowl for anything and everything that might be cool to examine under high-speed…
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What Really Happens at the Ellen Show

If you're a fan of the Ellen Show, you know that the show recently moved to a new set on the Warner Bros Studio lot. The new studio is huge... great for exploding clouds of liquid nitrogen! Watch the video, but keep reading to learn what happens…