It only takes a few clicks at and you quickly discover that this is not your ordinary toy store. It's a place for people who enjoy things that make them wonder and laugh... all at the same time. It's all about science... but it's seriously funny and the guy who started the whole thing can still be found in his play room (professionals call it an R&D lab) in search of the next viral learning sensation. You might know him as the guy who started the Mentos and Diet Coke craze back in 2005, but he was dropping Mentos into soda long before that in an effort to get people excited about science education. serves as both a catalog and on-line business dedicated to offering its customers educational toys and one of a kind learning resources. Since the early 1990's, Spangler and his design team have developed more than 140 educational toys and science-related products for mass market stores like Target and Toys R' Us. His on-line business at offers more than 950 educational toys and educational tools for anyone who wants to make science fun. Recently, Spangler has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, the History Channel, Food Network and TIME Magazine where on-line readers voted “Steve Spangler #18 in the Top 100 Most Influential People of the Year for 2006.”


Many of the photos featured in this account were taken at staff development and teacher training programs offer by Steve Spangler Science. Spangler and his event team travel extensively throughout the U.S., training teachers in ways to make learning more engaging and fun. His hands-on science “boot camps” and summer institutes for teachers inspire and teach teachers how to prepare a new generation for an ever-changing work force. Learn more about Spangler's teacher training workshops.


In addition to his weekly television segments on the NBC affiliate KUSA-TV, the Denver-based science teacher and local television personality continues to make Ellen DeGeneres laugh with his clever science demos and surprising experiments. During his past appearances, Steve shocked Ellen with 50,000 volts of electricity, shot giant rings of smoke at audience members and filled her studio with 2,500 boxes of cornstarch for the now famous Cornstarch Water Walk experiment… and he’s been invited back for next season (go figure).


For more information about Steve Spangler, visit his blog at

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  • JoinedFebruary 2005
  • OccupationScience Communicator / STEM Expert
  • HometownDenver
  • Current cityDenver
  • CountryUnited States
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