2008 EduBlog Awards – Nominated for Best Use of Video

We are honored to be nominated for the 2008 EduBlog Awards (Eddies as they’re called) in the category of Best Use of Video / Visual. This is the fifth year of the EduBlog Awards and the list of categories and nominees is the largest ever. Voting is now open for the 2008 awards If you […]

Spangler’s Cornstarch Walk on Water Featured on Discovery’s Time Warp

Time Warp is one of Discovery’s newest shows and it’s definitely worth watching… even if you’re not a science geek. Hosts Jeff Lieberman and Matt Kearney are on the prowl for anything and everything that might be cool to examine under high-speed photography. On the November 5, 2008 episode, Time Warp featured the Cornstarch Walk […]

Mentos Boy in a Box – New Twist on Mentos Geyser Tube

If you’ve followed us over the years, you know that NAEYC (the National Association for the Education of Young Children) is the first teacher conference where we introduced the famous Mentos Geyser Experiment. In 2006, we launched 700 geysers in the open air on the trade show floor. The Geyser Chamber made its debut in […]

Dallas Fox 4 News Anchors Experiment with Insta-Snow and Reverse Helium (SF6)

The news anchors at Fox 4 News in Dallas wanted to see if I could find a few ways to make science fun on their Good Day show. Let’s see… I could show them pictures of my science project from 3rd grade… or discuss freezing point depression… or make it snow and change their voices. […]

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 […]