Steve Spangler is a teacher, entertainer and toy designer. He has been featured on television shows and is most known for his Menthos Geyser Experiment. His varied career is more about entertaining with science.
1. Spangler who?
Find out about Steve Spangler. From television to education to commercial activities, Spangler has worked to make science fun and accessible to all. Make sure you check out “Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show” for one of his more high profile activities.
2. Commercial offerings link to experiments and video.
Spangler offers everything you need to do experiments on his site. From the product description, you’ll find experiments and / or videos attached to show you how it works. Explore Spangler’s offerings and the experiments / videos for each. Find a few that look interesting that you might want to try.
3. Safety first.
Make sure you are safe. Take all safety precautions necessary depending on the science experiment you’re attempting. Create a basic “science safety” kit to cover most experiments.
Try a few of the experiments and find a couple to share with others.
5. Spangler’s blog.
Spangler’s blog will give you even more information about Spangler and his scientific endeavors. Check it out. You’ll find everything from links to the many awards he’s won.
6. Spangler on YouTube.
Go to Spangler’s channel on YouTube. View a few experiments to find some you might want to share with others.
7. Share what you’ve learned.
Plan a meeting or event to share some of the science you have learned. Form it around a theme with two or more experiments to introduce your group to an area of scientific inquiry. Make sure you understand the science behind the experiments before you share them so that you can answer questions and provide further insight.
8. Use science to spice up Halloween.
Use Halloween for a theme. Find the following and try one or more of these with your group.
- Fake blood kitchen recipes
- Use of black lights
- Cauldron of dry ice
- Screaming balloons
- Oozing pumpkin
If you’re not into Halloween, try creating a holiday theme for your favorite holiday and sharing it.
9. Share science.
Plan a science fair or other event to encourage others to share their scientific interests. Create a way to scientifically compare the experiments. Make and hand out awards for your group.
10. Keep on sharing.
Spangler has explored many new avenues of sharing science. Can you think of others? Share your ideas or try one and share how it went.
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