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By: Steve Spangler  09-12-2011
Keywords: Graphic Design, Color Changing Beads, Kitchen Science,

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Q: Tell us a little about who you are… A: My name is Blake James, and I am all about creativity. I enjoy graphic design, writing/producing music, photography, and long walks on the beach! Q: What do you do at Steve Spangler Science? A: I have the privilege of designing things like catalogs …

Join us for a Twitter party on Tuesday, October 25th from 7-8pm MST to celebrate the launch of Steve's new book, Fire Bubbles and Exploding Toothpaste. We will be giving away copies of the book during the party. Please RSVP below in the comments then join the conversation on Tuesday for your chance to win an autographed copy. We will …

Ann Bridgewater, a teacher who traveled to Denver all the way from Hong Kong to attend Science in the Rockies this year, shared a very cool project with us. She uses UV Color Changing Beads to craft Mixed Up Chameleons for a little craft/science/literacy lesson all rolled into one. …

In honor of our most valued customers (you), Steve Spangler Science is now offering a Deal of the Day. How does it work you ask? Each night before bed our super secret Deal of the Day committee relies on the guidance of the stars combined with Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion and …

October 24, 2011

 My name is Blake James, and I am all about creativity. I enjoy graphic design, writing/producing music, photography, and long walks on the beach!

Q: What do you do at Steve Spangler Science?
A:
 I have the privilege of designing things like catalogs and web pages for Steve Spangler Science. I am also known in the front office for my extremely corny jokes.


Q: What do you like best about what you do?
A:
 My favorite part about what I do for Steve Spangler Science is the environment that I get to work in. The energy in the office is always explosive (sometimes literally). The people I work with are funny, intelligent, and spontaneous. I get everything I need from the people I work with, the projects I’m working on, and even the building itself, to keep my creativity fueled all day long.


Q:  What is your favorite Steve Spangler Science moment?
A:
 My favorite SSS moment…. it’s really hard to pick just one favorite moment! I guess I would have to say that my favorite moment was when I found out that our company was awarded Website of

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October 21, 2011

Please RSVP below in the comments then join the conversation on Tuesday for your chance to win an autographed copy.

We will discuss Halloween science, kitchen science and extracurricular science with our panelists , , , , , . Follow our hashtags #firebubbles and #SSSci and use our .

**We unfortunately are unable to ship books to addresses outside of the 48 contiguous United States due to high shipping costs. We love all of our Hawaiian, Alaskan, Canadian and international customers. We apologize, but if you are outside of the 48 states and win a book, we will happily send you a book if you cover shipping charges.

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

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September 19, 2011

Ann weaves embroidery thread in and around the beads to make a chameleon shape. (You can Google this if you need a pattern.) She used black pony beads for the nose, eyes, and feet. Then she reads The Mixed Up Chameleon by Eric Carle. Her students then take their chameleons out into the sunlight to detect UV rays with their beads. The once white and black chameleon is now colorfully mixed up.

What a fun idea to bring a character to life while mixing a little science and literacy.

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August 4, 2011

How does it work you ask?
Each night before bed our super secret Deal of the Day committee relies on the guidance of the stars combined with Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion and the flavor of the day at Yogurt World to choose a product to feature. Sometimes, we go to bed early and let the FedEx guy make the decision. Either way, each day a product is featured and offered at a ridiculously low price. Past products offered have been ,  and .

The deal is offered for only one day, and only through our website. No calls or purchase orders to get the deal. You must use the WiFi to grab the deal.

We make a limited amount of each product available for the sale, so the deal is over when the counter reaches zero or the time runs out. Whichever comes first. Once it’s over, it’s over. So get in early and take advantage.

How do I find out about the Deal of

April 21, 2011

President Barack Obama held a town hall meeting at Facebook headquarters on Wednesday… and his comment about making science cool caught my attention.

Here’s my open letter to President Obama…

Today, we’re faced with a different set of problems that require creative solutions targeted not at the

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Each night before bed our super secret Deal of the Day committee relies on the guidance of the stars combined with Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion and the flavor of the day at Yogurt World to choose a product to feature. 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.


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Staff Spotlight | Steve Spangler's Blog

Q: What do you do at Steve Spangler Science?A: I have the privilege of designing things like catalogs and web pages for Steve Spangler Science. I work in the Production Department, where all the unique Steve Spangler products are put together. At SSS there is always something different going on which makes my life exciting and challenging. Q: Tell us a little about who you are… A: My name is Blake James, and I am all about creativity.


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Spangler Videos | Steve Spangler's Blog

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