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More than One Spangler? The Science Ambassador Program

It's just part of being a speaker... strange things happen while you're on the road. I recently presented a full-day science training for teachers in the Chicago area when a lady approached me just prior to the start of the workshop. She wanted…

Young Magicians Take Center Stage

Okay, it's not science... but I'm so proud that I just had to share it. Mark and Scott are our twin 5 year old boys who have both taken a liking to magic. It probably doesn't hurt to see their brother Jack (who is now 8 years old) performing…

Hooked on Learning - Jack Spangler’s Magic Trick

Jack is 8 years old and likes to perform (he must get that from his Mom). Three years ago, the owners of Frog Street Press invited Jack to accompany me to their amazing summer conference for teachers called SPLASH. I helped Jack perform his…

Remembering Mr. Wizard - A True Inspiration

As I was driving home this evening, I received a call from a fellow science teacher who shared the news of the passing of Don Herbert. As I reflect on the impact Mr. Wizard had on science education and me personally, I can't help but be thankful…

The Official Results - #18 on the TIME Magazine Top 100 Poll

I want to thank the 18,950 people who cast their votes for yours truly in the TIME Magazine Poll for the Top 100 Most Influential People of 2007. As I mentioned in a previous post, I was stunned when an editor from the magazine called me about…

TIME Top 100 - Steve Spangler Makes the List

I was on my way home from presenting a week of science seminars for teachers in California when I got a call from my office. Jeff Brooks explained that an editor from TIME Magazine called and wanted some pictures to run on the website. I laughed…

A Science Lesson from SONIC Drive-In

Now you can eat a burger, drink a limeade and enjoy some cool science experiments from Steve Spangler Science at your local SONIC® America's Drive-In®. We're excited to announce the release of six books that we wrote for Sonic as part of their…
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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…

Television’s “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” Called Today…

Steve... you've got a call on line 4 from a person who says she's from the television show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Do you want to take it? Hello, this is Steve... The person introduced herself as a producer for the television show who…

Playing with Bubble Wrap Could Make You $10,000

Calling all 5th through 8th graders who like to play with Bubble Wrap. The Bubble Wrap Competition for Young Inventors invites young scientists to exercise their creativity in developing an invention that incorporates Bubble Wrap cushioning.…