You might remember Steve’s trip to News10 KXTV last May where he shared some hands-on science demonstrations with the Sacramento audience. For some crazy reason, they invited him back with a new set of demos. Take a look at what Steve surprised the anchors with this time -
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If you thought Steve Spangler’s book Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes pushed the limits of your inner mad scientist, this second volume of 25 new, extraordinary home experiments is guaranteed to knock your socks off! Seriously… your socks are going to
Q: Tell us a little about who you are… A: Who knew this would be such a hard question to answer. I guess I can start by saying I’m one of the longest lasting employees with the company and sister-in-law to Mr. Spangler. I started doing part time projects when I was 14 years old when Steve and Renee first started the company. I’d mail out fliers to elementary schools about Steve’s programs. I can honestly say I wasn’t great at it since I was a typical teenager and didn’t have the motivation I do now. For some lucky reason, Steve and Renee kept me on and hired me full time back in ’97. We’ve been inseparable ever since!
Q: What do you do at Steve Spangler Science? A: I handle accounts payable and receivable, as well as conference planning. If you’ve seen our booth at a conference, it’s because of yours truly. I book the travel, make sure the product arrives safely, print lots and lots of maps and do everything just shy of planning their bathroom breaks…although, sometimes I plan that too.
The popularity of news stations having their own “science guy” has increasingly grown over the years. Steve gets a number of requests to take his Science Mondays segments from 9News KUSA on the road. When his station manager made the request for him to visit their sister station in Sacramento, Steve packed up some of his favorite science demos and hit the road. The funny part is that the news anchors at News10 KXTV had no idea what to expect. Judging from the looks on their faces (and a few screams), Steve surprised them all. Steve gives the Sacramento anchors several attention-grabbing science lessons -
This demonstration proves that science is not for sissies. Stand on a stool charged with 50,000 volts of electricity and have it run over your body and across your skin. I tried this with Amelia Earhart, traffic reporter at 9News to demonstrate the power of electricity and one spark. The results were shocking.