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Steve Spangler on the Ellen Show

Since his first appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2007, Steve Spangler has always found an entertaining and messy way to make science fun for Ellen and her audience. Ellen calls Steve “America’s Science Teacher” and then she calls the Burbank Fire Department. Enjoy these highlights!

How did Steve Spangler get on the Ellen Show in the first place?

Check out all of Steve’s appearances on the Ellen Show!

Resident Science Guy Steve Spangler Goes Out With a Colorful Bang!
May 10, 2022
Science Guy Steve Spangler & Ellen Make a Colorful Mess!
January 5, 2022
TikTok Science with Steve Spangler
October 14, 2020
Average Andy Gets Slimed by Science Expert Steve Spangler!
November 14, 2019

Steve Spangler's Science Experiments Took Ellie Kemper by Surprise
December 14, 2018
Behind the Scenes of Steve Spangler's Colorful Experiment!
November 16, 2017
Steve Spangler's Version of 52-Pickup
November 20, 2015
Steve Spangler's Biggest Experiment Yet!
May 27, 2015
Steve Spangler Wows the Crowd
November 18, 2014
Steve Spangler Makes Ellen Float
February 21, 2014
Steve Spangler Toilet-Papers Ellen's Studio
November 7, 2013
It's Raining Film Canisters!
February 27, 2013
Amazing Science with Steve Spangler
February 20, 2012
Steve Spangler Electrocutes Jeannie!
November 11, 2011
February 29, 2012
November 21, 2011
March 7, 2011
October 29, 2010
April 26, 2010
November 2, 2009
March 6, 2009
January 26, 2009
September 30, 2008
April 15, 2008
February 13, 2008
November 1, 2007
September 21, 2007

Whenever Ellen DeGeneres needs a few explosions or a giant mess to clean up, she calls on her favorite science guy, Steve Spangler, who is always eager to share his passion for making science fun.

Steve’s Experiments on YouTube Caught Ellen’s Attention

Ellen Show producers reached out to Steve in September 2007 after his YouTube channel exploded with hundreds of videos teaching people how to do the coolest science experiments at home, including his exploding soda geyser using Mentos and Diet Coke.

Steve’s first appearance on the show featured a heavy gas (sulfur hexafluoride) that made Ellen’s voice sound very low, a chemical erupting foam called Elephant’s Toothpaste and Steve’s signature trash can smoke ring launcher. Before leaving the stage, Ellen gave her executive producers the “nod” and Steve was invited back to the show for another appearance just a few months later. With 23 appearances to his credit, Steve has become a regular guest and “friend of the show.” 

Spangler Science Classics

Spangler’s original science demonstrations created for the Ellen Show have become television classics over the years that are often times emulated or recreated on other talk shows. Over the years, Steve has blasted the audience with flying rings of smoke, vanished Ellen in a giant liquid nitrogen cloud, turned leaf blowers into an arsenal of do-it-yourself ping pong ball shooters, covered the studio in 5 miles of toilet paper using the power of air, levitated Ellen on a bed of nails, launched 3,000 Alka-Seltzer powered rockets, taught viewers how to walk on water using two tons of cornstarch quicksand, detonated exploding pumpkins, surprised Ellen with exploding bubbles filled with hydrogen and oxygen gas, decorated the studio in mountains of rainbow foam, propelled Ellen on a homemade hovercraft and performed the world’s simplest card trick using 10,000 exploding playing cards. All in all, Steve Spangler has shared more than 75 science experiments and cool science demonstrations on the show. 

There’s only one talk show where the host will let a scientist (who may or may not have lost his mind) blow stuff up, make oozing concoctions, and even use her to demonstrate a bed of nails. That’s right, this stuff only happens on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and only when Steve Spangler makes an appearance. Tune in to find out just what fun and creative experiments Steve has in store for Ellen this time.