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Steve is Headed Back to The Ellen DeGeneres Show

We are all excited to see Steve Spangler make his 13th appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this week. He will be a guest on the Wednesday, February 29th Leap Day show. Steve has been working tirelessly the past few weeks to put together…

ASTC 2011 - My Newest Favorite Science Conference

Where do science museums get all of their great ideas for exhibits, live demo shows and everything else that makes us say, "How did they do that?" The secret is ASTC… and I experienced the magic of ASTC this past weekend in Baltimore, Maryland. ASTC…

News Set in Disarray After Giant Smoke Rings Pound Anchors

I took a large smoke ring blaster that I used on the Ellen DeGeneres Show to the 9News studios in Denver this week. I demonstrated the power of air pressure and what a microburst looks like. What resulted was giant smoke rings blown across the…
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Biggest Air Cannon... So Far - The Ellen Show Audience Gets Blasted with Giant Smoke Rings

Let's start with a huge thanks to Ellen DeGeneres and everyone at the Ellen Show for inviting me back for more fun and a few science experiments. It was a great show with an extra level of buzz backstage because Matt Damon was Ellen's special…
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4th of July Cool Science Experiment - Colored Smoke Rings

I'll have to admit that my Trash Can Smoke Rings routine is not only a signature staple in my stage show, but it's become one of my all-time favorite science demos to perform. After presenting my smoke ring routine on the Ellen Show, I received…

Flying Potatoes in Ireland - Irish Science Teachers Focus on Student Engagement

We just arrived in Shannon, Ireland and we're headed to the University of Limerick for the Irish Science Teachers Association meeting. I've had the great fortune of speaking at this conference twice in 1997 and 2000 where I made some fantastic…
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Ellen DeGeneres Wants Giant Smoke Rings!

It's official... I'm flying out to be a guest on the Ellen DeGeneres Show next week. Back in April of 2006 when a producer on the show originally contacted our office, I asked for your suggestions on experiments to do with Ellen. Lots of people…