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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…

Steve Spangler Unwrapped? Food Network Pays a Visit

Just the thought is scary... but I'm talking about the popular show Unwrapped on the Food Network. Producers from the show called to see if they could get a better look at the science behind the Mentos Geyser Experiment and to see if they…

Insta-Snow Helps Good Morning America

When television people want snow and the weather isn't cooperating, who do they turn to? Okay, that's a trick question. The nice people at ABC's Good Morning America featured one of our most popular products in 2006 - Blizzard in a Bucket. When…

The Mentos Question on Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

I was sworn to secrecy... but now that the show has aired, here's the question we helped write for the show: In an experiment popularized online, what candy creates an explosive geyser when dropped into a 2-litre Diet Coke bottle? A) Skittles B)…
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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.…

Television’s “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” Called Today…

Steve... you've got a call on line 4 from a person who says she's from the television show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Do you want to take it? Hello, this is Steve... The person introduced herself as a producer for the television show who…