International Year of Chemistry, 2011

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Steve Spangler Ideas Activities

  • Englewood, CO, USA
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    Primary or Secondary Education
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  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
    Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
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Nobody has more fun teaching science than Steve Spangler. He earned his credentials as a science author, teacher, professional speaker, toy designer and an Emmy award-winning television personality. But, he remains a big kid at heart as he teaches people how to launch potatoes, whip up the perfect batch of slime and turn an ordinary bottle of soda into an erupting geyser of fun. His best-selling science kits and educational toys help to get kids excited about science at home, and his recent appearances on a number of network television shows, including The Ellen DeGeneres Show, demonstrate his true passion for making learning fun.

Steve Spangler speaks regularly to educators and administrators at regional and national association meetings who want to learn how to integrate more science with their curriculum and use Steve's techniques for turning ordinary moments into unforgettable learning experiences.

His weekly Science Mondays segments air live on KUSA-TV in Denver and earned Steve appearances on the Food Network, the History Channel, Discovery, and all the major networks. Spangler recently earned his second Heartland Chapter Emmy® Award for his work with as a science education reporter at KUSA-TV 9News in Denver, Colorado.

In May of 2009, Spangler was awarded the Guinness World Record for the Largest Physics Lesson, with 5,401 participants doing a hands-on science experiment in under two minutes.

Participating in the International Year of Chemistry is the perfect match for someone who brings chemistry and science into the homes and classrooms of teachers, students and parents across the globe.