Topic - In the News
April 17, 2013
Dr. Oz is known for his wacky and unique demonstrations to illustrate what happens inside the body. Recently, he donned a poncho and became the Mentos Boy in the Box.
He stepped in a sealed container to demonstrate what happens in the intestines when a food that doesn’t agree with body chemistry is introduced into the stomach. The giant plastic box acted as the intestines, the Diet Coke served as the bacteria and the Mentos were the beans or reactive food. When the food was dropped into the stomach’s bacteria, it caused a reaction that forced the bacteria to erupt and overflow.
The demonstration was part of an episode that discussed the Anti-Diet Plan with controversial author Lyn-Genet Recitas. She claims the secret to losing weight is chemistry, not calories.
To watch the clip, visit the Dr. Oz show, The Anti-Diet Plan, Eliminating Reactive Foods.
March 30, 2013
Recently, Steve Spangler was the keynote speaker at the Utah Association for the Education of Young Children conference in Salt Lake City.
He brought his exciting collection of flaming wallets, Smoke Rings and Wind Bags to an audience of early childhood professionals. Steve shared some of his favorite demos and antidotes along with his message about the state of education today. Money gets thrown where we think education needs to be improved – early education, high school, technology and then the next buzz. We can’t settle on a solution to solve the problems and issues facing education today because we need to realize that human beings are being educated. Educate the whole person while igniting their passions for learning and discovery.
Steve’s keynote grabbed the attention of one teacher blogger…
The first (and favorite) quote I jotted down from Steve came as he was talking about all the efforts made to improve education. He said we throw money at early ed, then we say -WAIT! No,
March 22, 2013
Steve Spangler took his education-focused show to the fifth annual State of DIA at the Denver Performing Arts Complex.
George Peck with the Aurora Chamber of Commerce inflates windbags with other business leaders in a State of DIA presentation at the Denver Performing Arts Complex on Tuesday. (Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post)
Denver International Airport is the world’s 11th busiest airport. The ‘Science of a Successful Airport’ event focused on flights and finances at DIA as well as featured Spangler’s presentation.
The airport is one of Denver’s eight leading industry clusters for employment, economic impact, and future growth opportunities.
Spangler shared a presentation on making unforgettable experiences. His message, usually directed at teachers and other educators, shares ideas and demonstrations to make learning memorable in the classroom. If it makes it to the dinner table that night, Spangler believes that teacher and lesson made a difference.
This message can also translate into business…give your customers, or travelers in DIA’s case, a memorable experience, then they will return.
For more on this event, please read the following articles:
March 21, 2013
Steve Spangler, a former teacher and educator for Cherry Creek Schools, brought Bernoulli’s Principle to life for 600 people during the 19th Annual Cherry Creek Schools Foundation Luncheon on March 15.
Courtesy: Cherry Creek Schools
The crowd of business leaders, city government officials, educators and foundation volunteers were on their feet filling plastic tubes with lots of hot air.
Spangler was the keynote speaker for the luncheon, held at the DTC Hyatt Regency. Retiring Superintendent Mary Chelsey was honored along with several educators and volunteers. The luncheon also serves as a fundraiser for the foundation.
“Learning is about engagement,” Spangler said during his presentation. “It’s about creating those ‘I’ll never forget the day’ kind of moments in the classroom.”
Courtesy: Cherry Creek Schools
As 600 Wind Bags danced around the ballroom, Spangler called it a Facebook moment. but the audience called it a memorable learning moment.
Attendees also dodged smoke rings
February 26, 2013
What does 3,000 Alka-Seltzer Tablets, 3,000 film canisters and Steve Spangler have in common with the Ellen DeGeneres Show?
Steve demonstrated the explosive power of carbon dioxide when thousands of film canisters rained down on the Ellen set Wednesday. Cameras were covered, Ellen dressed in a rain coat, safety goggles and a hard hat and even Tony had an umbrella for protection. To say Steve blew the roof off of the Ellen Show is saying Mentos and Diet Coke make a small mess.