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Altitude Awareness in the Mile High City

Denver is the Mile High City... that means those of you traveling from lower elevations might notice a little less oxygen at 5280 ft than what you are used to. Although not a large risk, some people traveling from lower elevations can have…

What to Expect for the Denver Climate

Denver has mild summers with dry heat & manageable, but sometimes unpredictable, temperatures. The best way to plan for Denver weather is to dress in layers. Some recommendations would be to bring a light jacket or sweater for the evenings…
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Spangler Science Videos - The Editor's Top Picks for Best of 2008

There's only one problem with these "best of" video lists... someone has to actually sort through all of the videos and come up with a list! Props to our genius video editor, Bradley Mayhew, for all of his editing magic in 2008. When the year…
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Not Your Typical Summer Science Workshop - Science in the Rockies

Just look at these pictures from Science in the Rockies last year and you'll see why we don't consider this your typical summer science workshop for teachers. Do not plan to attend Science in the Rockies 2008 if you are motivated by PowerPoint…

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…
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A Look Inside Our Lab on Modern Marvels

The crew from Modern Marvels on the History Channel visited our science lab back in July to play with some really cold science experiments. In other words, the liquid nitrogen was flowing and the onions were exploding! Mark your calendars……

Exploding Watermelons

I love Halloween. One of my favorite activities is to "carve" pumpkins using a simple reation inside the fruit. First, you carve the face then carefully replace pieces. After creating a reaction by generating a gas inside and igniting it (ask…

Young Rocket Scientists Inspired by Homer Hickam

Only a very cool teacher gives this kind of homework to her students... "Using only construction paper and tape, I want you to design a rocket." Lisa Heaton, the Gifted and Talented teacher showed her students a specially designed rocket launcher…

Science in the Rockies: Potatoes Flying Everywhere

We promised that the three days in Denver would be a learning experience, but we never guessed that it would be so much fun. Science in the Rockies set a new record this year with 160 teacher participants representing over 27 states and 5 countries.…