Entries by Steve Spangler

Science Birthday Wish for Ellen DeGeneres

How do you wish Ellen DeGeneres a happy birthday… using a cool science demonstration? The producers from the Ellen DeGeneres Show invited us to come up with a clever way to videotape a birthday wish for today’s show. Ellen turned 51 yesterday and she’s sharing her videotaped birthday wishes from past guests all this week. […]

Growing Bacteria Experiment Helps BJ and Howie from Alice 105.9 Search for “Things” in the Studio

BJ and Howie are familiar voices to morning listeners of Alice 105.9. Whenever their conversation veers off on a science tangent, I know that my phone might ring. Several months ago, Howie was so certain that the studio was infected with mold spores that he paid to have his workplace tested. Any guesses? That’s right… […]

Floating Potato Debate – Alice 105.9

Just got a call from Slacker and Steve at Alice 105.9 with this question… “Do potatoes float in water?” I’ll give you a second to think… Potatoes sink in regular water, but they’ll float in salt water or sugar water. Here’s the experiment that thousands of science teachers do each year with their students about […]