Steve Spangler

Steve Spangler is the guy at 9NEWS who makes things fizz, pop, smoke, erupt all in the name of making science fun. Steve's eye-catching science experiments are featured weekly on the 4 p.m. show and 9NEWS Mornings.

Spangler joined 9NEWS in 2000 as a science contributor, but the title quickly morphed into the 9NEWS Science Guy. His weekly experiments and science segments are designed to teach viewers creative ways to make learning fun. Steve never fails 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.

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Spangler is probably best known for teaching millions of people how to turn an ordinary bottle of soda and a roll of Mentos into an erupting geyser of fun. The now famous video featuring 9NEWS anchor Kim Christiansen and Steve Spangler launching soda geysers outdoors became one of YouTube’s first viral videos back in September 2005 when the video streaming site was only three months old. This spotlight on Spangler’s creativity served as a springboard for his science toy company and online business at

In May 2015, Steve celebrated his 1,000 science segment on 9NEWS. We think this is probably some kind of world record and we have the stains on the ceiling and burns on the floor to prove it. Spangler is a two-time Heartland Emmy winner and holds a Guinness World Record for conducting the largest physics experiment in 2009.