steve spangler

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Cup Cakes For Science

Preparation for standardized testing has taken a lot of the fun out of the classroom, but good teachers will find a way to sneak the fun back in. REALLY good teachers will sneak the fun back in and teach some awesome lessons at the same time! Science…
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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…

Mentos Geyser Tube - Slow Motion

Robert Woodhead is always looking for a new challenge with his Casio EX-F1 camera. I found Robert's first Mentos Geyser reaction on Gizmodo using just a roll of Mentos and a bottle Diet Coke. Watching the reaction at 1200 fps is truly amazing.…
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Potatoes, Diapers and Fire Water on the Ellen Show

If you couldn't get enough of flying potatoes the first time, the nice people at the Ellen Show are rerunning the show that originally aired on April 15, 2008. The featured experiments include the Baby Diaper Secret, Fire Water and several…
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Shooting Potatoes with Ellen

There's a sneak peek video just posted on the Ellen Show site with the Dancing Fire demo and the last part of the shooting potatoes segment. If you have a second, post a comment on the show site.
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Hose Burst Test on Live TV - Spangler Visits Gates Labs

All this week on TV, I had the opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at Denver-based companies who each have a cool science twist to their business. The scientists at Gates Corporation invited our cameras on a tour of the hydraulic testing…
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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…
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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…
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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……