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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…

Big Bag of Science - 12 Days of Wonder

By Blog Editor Susan Wells We have reached Day #8 in our 12 Days of Wonder. Today's spotlight science toy is Big Bag of Science. Steve Spangler Science is celebrating the 12 Days of Wonder and highlighting our top 12 science toys and kits…
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Non-Newtonian Glop - Making Cornstarch Monsters

What do you get when you combine water, cornstarch, an amplifier and a speaker? (Besides a mess.)  You make cornstarch monsters. Depending on the frequency played through the speaker and the vibrations it makes, the cornstarch will move and…

Staff Spotlight on Lisa Brooks - Yes She IS Related to Steve

Q: Tell us a little about who you are… A: Who knew this would be such a hard question to answer.  I guess I can start by saying I'm one of the longest lasting employees with the company and sister-in-law to Mr. Spangler.  I started doing…

Quirkles Co-creator Demonstrates Cornstarch and Water Experiment

As I mentioned in a previous post, it's always fun to stumble across Quirkles videos on YouTube. These fun children's books support connecting science and literature, which is one of our passions around Steve Spangler Science. This week, Quirkles…
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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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Cornstarch Walk on Water Stunt - Get a Cement Truck

Mixing 2,500 pounds of cornstarch with the kitchen mixer just didn't work, so we had to find a cement truck... and a very cool cement truck mixing guy. Oh, and you also need three people who know exactly what the cornstarch mixer should feel…
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Cornstarch Walk on Water - Get a Really Big Bathtub

The final step is to drive the cement truck filled with 2,500 pounds of cornstarch and 250 gallons of water to the back lot at the Ellen Show and pour the goo into a giant bathtub - 7 feet long, 3 feet wide and 2 feet deep. It's also a good…