Our own Steve Spangler is a judge in the Parenting Magazine’s Innovator’s of Tomorrow Energizer Science Fair. Enter and you could win $5,000 and an opportunity to be featured in a 2012 issue of Parenting School Years Magazine.
Children must complete their projects, but only parents can enter the online contest. The contest is open to children ages 6 to 12 years of age.
After your child completes a science fair project, head over to Parenting.com/ScienceFair to enter. Include step-by-step instructions that your child followed for the science experiment and what was learned. You may choose to also share a video, but a photo of the project is required.
Entries must be submitted by March 11, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Winners will be notified by April 6, 2012.
While you are on Parenting.com, read Steve’s Easy Home Science Experiments.
For this experiment, we traded fire extinguishers, exploding toothpaste and liquid nitrogen for balloons and cooking skewers…not an explosive experiment at all. Then why was Becky Ditchfield so nervous?
It’s so simple. Blow up a balloon and tie off the bottom. Then take a cooking skewer and stick it through the balloon. Impossible? Not if you have a little patience and know a little science. Becky definitely got the hang of it until she was asked to try sticking the skewer through a large balloon.
DENVER – It’s what happens when you find a creative way to turn an ordinary science concept into an unforgettable learning experience. The phenomenon is called The Spangler Effect and it’s now the concept behind a new YouTube Original Content series hosted by the guy who has a true passion for making science fun, Steve Spangler.
The Google-owned video site announced last October that it was launching more than 100 new video channels in early 2012 aimed at providing high-quality, niche-oriented content. While many of the 100 partners include well-known Hollywood production companies, celebrities and media groups, Steve Spangler is none of the above… and that’s possibly why his increasingly popular science videos caught the attention of YouTube.
YouTube was only five months old when Spangler first taught viewers how to turn a bottle of Diet Coke and a roll of Mentos into an exploding geyser. While Spangler never could have predicted the popularity of his science-related videos, he was confident that posting content to his YouTube channel in those early
Last October, YouTube announced the next big thing to come to entertainment and television… a YouTube Network of original channels. Beginning in 2012, they began adding 100 new channels to their lineup. They are bringing a wide range of talented producers, creators and personalities to the web and offering a new viewing experience for those who want to make the most of the YouTube platform. Programming on a wide range of topics like parenting, fitness, news channels, music, sports, comedy, pop culture and education are available.
We are very honored to be a part of this YouTube venture as a partner. Beginning Wednesday, February 1st Steve Spangler Science will offer an educational channel and show, The Spangler Effect.
About the Show
He’s the science teacher you always wanted to have in school. Things just happen to fizz, pop, smoke and explode, and before you know it, you’re a part of his learning experience. His passion is to find the most creative ways to make learning fun. His methods might be unconventional, but the goal is to turn ordinary science experiments into unforgettable learning experiences. And when it happens, it’s called TheSpangler Effect.
For Steve’s Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes book signing, we shot off Mentos and Diet Coke Geysers in the parking lot and had a liquid Nitrogen parade at the Tattered Cover Book Store in Highlands Ranch. We have more experiments and surprises for the Fire Bubbles and Exploding Toothpaste book signing this week. Who knows what we will do.
The Tattered Cover is used to authors coming in, reading an excerpt from their book and signing a few books. With Steve Spangler book signings, they must check the smoke detectors, warn the fire department and declare a “wet” and “dry” zone (no soda geysers or other science eruptions near the book shelves).
Come to the Tattered Cover in Highlands Ranch this Wednesday, December 7th at 6 p.m. and see what Steve Spangler and crew will do this time. This will be a kid-friendly book signing like no other. We will have special hands-on activities that are sure to keep the kids engaged and you smiling.