Solar Bags are 50 feet long and are made from a very thin plastic. When inflated, the black plastic heats the air up inside the Solar Bag. The air expands and the bag floats in the air. Our fabulous and dedicated Steve Spangler Science crew ran across the outfield at Coors Field last week to fill the balloons up with air. We filled the stadium with Solar Bags.
Steve also gave 800 teachers, cub scout and girl scout leaders Solar Bags to take back to their group for a hands-on learning experience. If you are a teacher or educator that received a Solar Bag, we have a homework assignment for you. Give your students or kids a little lesson in the
Our annual Weather and Science Day reached a new height this year with the launch of a weather balloon during the event. The weather balloon was launched with help from The Edge of Space. During it’s flight, it reached the edge of space at a height of 93,000 feet. That’s higher than Mount Everest and higher than what a military jet can fly (50,000 feet). The balloon drifted northeast and landed hours later near Synder, Colorado.
The underlying lesson was to work with The Edge of Space people who love flying balloons as hobbyists. Their dedication and passion to ballooning was inspiring.
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Q: What do you do at Steve Spangler Science? A: I help oversee the production of the fun kits and educational products that we provide to our great customers. I also
From the moment the gates opened at 9:30 AM, there was an air of excitement that ran through Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies. The event was billed as the largest hands-on science show ever presented in Colorado… or maybe the country for that matter. In 2009, the Colorado Rockies teamed up with 9News KUSA-TV and Steve Spangler Science to produce the first annual Weather and Science Day, which drew a crowd of 5,400 and earned the Spangler team their first Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Physics Lesson.
Ticket sales to this year’s event were in excess of 10,000, making this a real challenge for the Steve Spangler Science team. “When we originally sat down and starting planning the event with Steve, he challenged us to help him create something more than a sit-and-watch show,” explained Carly Reed, special event coordinator at Steve Spangler Science. “Steve suggested pony rides in the parking lot, but we quickly refocused his creativity to something more doable.” The final decision was ambitious,
Weather and Science Day has been rescheduled for next Tuesday, May 17th. The Colorado Rockies management team decided to reschedule the event based on tomorrow’s forecast for rain/snow and cold temperatures in the morning during the event. There is no need for kids to be cold and wet.
The event will now be held before the 1:10 p.m. game on May 17th against the San Francisco Giants.
For those with tickets, your options are:
1. Keep your tickets and attend the May 11 game.
2. Exchange your tickets for the rescheduled Weather & Science Day on Tuesday, May 17, 2011. You must return ALL of your May 11 tickets to the Rockies Group Tickets office via mail or drop-off.
3. Exchange your tickets for another game, May 24-26 or June 13-15. You must return ALL of your May 11 tickets to the Rockies Group Tickets office via mail or drop off.
Cross your fingers for a better weather day and we will see you next week.