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It's Science in the Rockies Professional Development Week in Denver

We are hosting about 150 teachers from the United States and across the world at the Denver West Sheraton Hotel for Science in the Rockies. They are in Denver this week to learn how to squeeze science into their classroom and integrate it into…

Fourth Grade Teacher Does It Right & Makes It Big As She Gets Kids Excited About Learning

A few weeks ago, Steve Spangler received a tweet from an elementary school teacher: April Von Maxey teaches fourth grade science at Tavares Elementary School in Tavares, Florida. She is a tad biased, because it is also the school she attended…

2011 Hands-on Science Boot Camp Tour Coming to 6 Cities this Fall

Join Steve Spangler for an intensive one-day, boot camp training that is guaranteed to change the way you teach science forever. This fast-moving seminar is for pre-k and elementary teachers who need creative science integration strategies...…

Science at Sea 2011 - How do Teachers Get Excited About Teaching?

Our staff along with almost 100 teachers just returned from an amazing hands-on learning experience on a cruise to Alaska. Great teachers will go to extreme measures to get kids excited about learning, but how do you get teachers excited…

Florida Hands-on Science Boot Camp for Teachers - Returning Teachers Share New Program

No one has to twist my arm to visit highly motivated teachers in Florida. Our Hands-on Science Boot Camp kicked off its fall tour with stops in Tampa and Orlando. We consider a boot camp to be one-day, highly intensive, roll-up-your-sleeves…
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Tougher Science Requirements Do Not Guarantee Higher Science Knowledge

More Does Not Mean Better A new report from the Consortium on Chicago School Research shows the act of increasing graduation requirements in science for high school students does not necessarily help them grow their science knowledge. In 1997,…
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Dry Ice Fun - How to Use Dry Ice at Your Halloween Party

There's just something amazing about dry ice - the solid that turns into a gas. Science teachers call it sublimation... kids call it amazing. Over the years I've presented a number of television segments about using dry ice to make Halloween…
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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 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…