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March 7, 2011
Contributed by Susan Wells, Blog Editor
Weather and Science Day at Coors Field 2009 resulted in a new Guinness World Record for the Largest Physics Lesson. Thanks to support from the Colorado Rockies and 9News, the Steve Spangler Science team is excited to be a part of the 2nd Annual Colorado Rockies Weather and Science Day at Coors Field on May 11, 2011.
To purchase school group tickets, call Cathy Taylor with Group Sales at 303-312-2212.
May 11, 2011 – Coors Field
9:30 AM Gates Open
10:30 – 11:20 AM Weather & Science Wonders
1:10 PM Rockies vs. New York Mets
Admission is $10 for upper level tickets and $16 for lower and mid-level tickets. The stage will be located on the 1st baseline, so everyone will have a great seat. Schools also get to take advantage of free bus parking.
For more details or to request an order form, please contact Cathy Taylor at (303) 312-2212 In the event of bad weather, a make-up date
April 8, 2010
Last year’s Weather & Science Day at Coors Field resulted in a new Guinness World Record for the Largest Physics Lesson. Thanks to support from the Colorado Rockies and 9News, the Steve Spangler Science team is excited to be a part of the 2nd Annual Colorado Rockies Weather and Science Day at Coors Field on May 12, 2010. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s in store for this year’s event.
The event is scheduled to kick-off at 10:30 a.m. when I’ll be joined by my good friend Kathy Sabine, meteorologist extraordinaire, from 9News (KUSA-TV in Denver). Over the years, I’ve subjected Kathy to every imaginable situation in an effort to create some new experience that makes science fun. This year, Kathy will share some of her best weather predicting secrets and teach us the science behind our most extreme weather in Colorado… and I’ll try not to blow her up.
“Every big science show deserves a few erupting concoctions and some really cool kabooms,” said Steve as he filled a large trashcan with liquid nitrogen. “But this is not going to be a sit-and-watch experience. Every person in the audience will
January 25, 2010
Written by Susan Wells, MommyBlogger at SteveSpanglerScience.com
“Hollywood has the Oscars. Broadway has the Tonys. Now Twitter has the…Shorty Awards” – The New York Times
The Shorty Awards celebrate the best people and organizations on Twitter. They are supported and judged by the Twitter community who picks the nominees and votes on them. Winners in 27 categories will be announced in New York in March.
We are proud to announce that our own Steve Spangler has been nominated in the #science category for a Shorty Award.
If you’d like to vote for Steve, go to the Shorty Awards website and send the tweet out for @stevespangler. Or you can send a tweet straight thru your Twitter account. The tweet must say:
“I nominate @SteveSpangler for a Shorty Award in #science because…”
The “because” part is the most important piece. You must add a why Steve is deserving of this award or the vote will not count.
June 24, 2009
We are honored to periodically host the Carnival of Education. Hats off to our good friend Jane Goodwin for all of her work on the latest Carnival. – editor
Welcome to the Carnival of Education, hosted right here at Steve Spangler Science! As all good teachers well know, the best education is the education that encourages us all to get down and dirty with it: in other words, touch it, feel it, experience it fully. Connect it with other things you know. Activate your schema! Textbooks are good, and full of fascinating and useful information. However, if one student is given a textbook reading assignment and nothing else, and another student is encouraged to get up after reading and APPLY what he just read by putting his/her hands into and on and around smelly, goopy, noisy, exploding, changing, growing things, guess which student is going to remember the lesson best? Guess which student is going to talk about the lesson at the dinner table that nig?t. Yeah, that’s what we THOUGHT you’d all say! AWESOME!
Here we go! Let’s walk around the lab and see what we’ve
May 8, 2009
World’s Largest Physics Lesson
We’re honored to get to say, “We did it!” With a final count of 5,401 people, all armed with Windbags, the seats at Coors Field were flooded with science as we set out to set a new world record for the the Largest Physics Lesson. What a sight… a sea of Windbags with a special fly-over by Sky9, that captured the moment on film from the helicopter. The requirement for Guinness World Records was that the lesson last at least 30 minutes, but, we decided to take it to the next level and go for a full 51 minutes. There were Mentos Geysers, Rockies players with Potato Guns, a lesson on Bernoulli’s Principle, and, of course, a giant kaboom for the finale. And, at the end of the lesson an official Guinness World Records adjudicator was on hand to present our team with a certificate for the new world record. Learn more about all of the science experiments featured on Science Day at Coors Field.
Wondering about the official word from Guinness? Check this out for more info…
DENVER, COLORADO – Steve Spangler