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Steve Spangler          

Nationally Known as a Teacher's Teacher; Executive Director of National Hands-On Science Education Specialist

Over the last 15 years, Steve has made over 500 television appearances as an authority on hands-on science and inquiry-based learning. His cool science demonstrations and creative insights earned him an Emmy as the host of NBC television’s News for Kids.

Spangler joined the Denver NBC affiliate, KUSA-TV 9News, in 2001 as their Science Education Specialist. His weekly experiments and science segments are designed to teach viewers creative ways to make learning fun and never fail to surprise his co-hosts who seem to enjoy an occasional blast from a fire extinguisher or are eager to help trigger a few exploding pumpkins... all in the name of science.

Since 1991, Spangler has served as the Executive Director of the National Hands-on Science Institute, which includes hands-on trainings workshops for teachers and administrators. The Institute’s successful model of combining hands-on training for teachers with on-site practice and evaluation with children has attracted the attention of educators throughout the country.

With twelve years experience in the classroom in the Cherry Creek School District in Colorado, Steve continues to share his creative learning strategies and inquiry research as a consultant for the Littleton Public Schools in Colorado. The focus of his work centers around hands-on learning and student motivation.

As a business leader, Steve Spangler combined his experiences as a teacher and his work in the educational toy industry to start his own business dedicated to creating products that make learning science fun. As the original founder and CEO of Be Amazing! Toys, Steve and his creative team of designers have developed more than 80 educational toys and science related products for companies like Scholastic, Target. the Discovery Channel Store, and Toys R' Us.

Steve Spangler Science serves as both a catalog and on-line business dedicated to offering its customers educational toys and one of a kind learning resources. The company's unique business strategies and attention-getting creations have been featured recently in the Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine and TIME Magazine where on-line readers voted Steve Spangler #18 in the Top 100 Most Influential People of the Year for 2006.


Why Steve Spangler loves April Fools' Day

April Fools' Day. He's a science guy who likes to have fun, but usually at the expense of others. Blair Shiff, KUSA ...

Steve Spangler - 4-H Youth Development (NDSU)

August 14, 2014 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.. Great Plains Room, Memorial Union, NDSU Fargo, ND.

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