Heading Back to the Ellen Show with 4,000 Ping Pong Balls

Should Ellen DeGeneres be worried that our team is bringing 4,000 ping pong balls to her studio for my appearance on Monday, April 26th? Based on the things that have fizzed, popped, caught on fire or exploded in the past, there’s no need for worry… right? It’s always an honor to be invited back on […]

Littleton Public Schools Foundation Spirit Celebration 2010 – An Unexpected Surprise from Doug Hodous

It’s always an honor to be invited to emcee a fundraising event – especially when the cause is near and dear to your heart. Formal events like the Littleton Public Schools Foundation Spirit Celebration are big and classy and attended by people who really care about this amazing school district in Littleton, Colorado. As emcee, […]

Colorado Rockies Weather & Science Day 2010 – Attempting a New Guinness World Record?

Last year’s Weather & Science Day at Coors Field resulted in a new Guinness World Record for the Largest Physics Lesson. Thanks to support from the Colorado Rockies and 9News, the Steve Spangler Science team is excited to be a part of the 2nd Annual Colorado Rockies Weather and Science Day at Coors Field on […]

Science Fair becomes Endangered in Hawaii

The Hawaii Academy of Science wraps up their annual science fair today – a science fair that almost didn’t happen. As part of its spending cuts, the state of Hawaii eliminated $250,000 in annual funding that financed school, district and state science fairs that then sent winners onto international competition. The academy hosted a fund […]

Tougher Science Requirements Do Not Guarantee Higher Science Knowledge

More Does Not Mean Better A new report from the Consortium on Chicago School Research shows the act of increasing graduation requirements in science for high school students does not necessarily help them grow their science knowledge. In 1997, the Chicago Public School District increased the science requirement to graduate from one year of science […]