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First Geyser Tube Now Available - Powered by Mentos

We're excited about the official launch of our new Spangler Geyser Tube. Think of it as the perfect Mentos loading device to trigger a 30 foot geyser of soda. Just load the Mentos candies into the tube, lock the nozzle in place and pull the…

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…

Bubble Wrap Winner - Grayson Rosenberger

Cynthia Palmer, a very dynamic 5th grade science teacher from Franklin Road Academy, called this morning to share the great news. Her student, Grayson Rosenberger, just won the Bubble Wrap® Competition for Young Inventors. Mrs. Palmer first…

Students Learn Mom Was Right - Wash Your Hands

The students at Wilder Elementary in Littleton, Colorado proved that Mom is right, "Wash your hands with soap and warm water!"? The third grade class did an experiment using Petri dishes prepared with agar (a seaweed derivative). Agar is an…
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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…

Mentos and Soda Mix - An Erupting Business

In addition to being the Business Columnist for the Denver Post, Al Lewis is now a fan of the Mentos and soda mixture. Al called last week with questions about our recent license agreement with with Italian confectioner Perfetti Van Melle, the…

NAEYC 2006 - Fizz, Pop, Wow!

It was easy to see that this Steve Spangler session at the NAEYC 2006 Conference was going to be a little different. The stage was filled with the usual Spangler stuff... a vacuum cleaner, eggs, a saw, bowling balls, toilet paper rolls, giant…

Flying with Fire Extinguishers

When I saw the video, the first thing that came to mind was... Japanese MythBusters. If you ever wondered how many fire extinguishers it would take to make someone fly (I use the term loosely), then you'll want to invest 7 minutes of your life…

Atlanta Science Boot Camp - Teachers Get Marching Orders

Our hands-on science team of teachers hit the road and headed to Atlanta for another stop on the 2006 Science Boot Camp Tour. The focus for this Boot Camp was to find creative ways to integrate more science into the teacher's current curriculum.…