As the kids showed up I had goggles for each of them and also a science badge.
I found the goggles at the dollar store!
We had one table set out with several different things for the kids to look at in between experiments.
1. Ivory Soap- microwave it for about 1 minute and it will expand because of all the air inside!
2. Sugar Crytals- made from sugar water and food coloring
3. Colored Celery- Place celery in a cup of water with 8-10 drops of food coloring. Leave overnight and see how plants drink their water the next day!
4. Dancing Raisins- Fill a glass with seltzer water and place a few raisins in. The air bubbles will attach to the raisins making them rise to the top of the glass. The bubbles pop when they reach the surface, causing the raisins to sink again.
Another activity we had for the kids to do while they waited for the experiments to start was a fossil dig. Hudson and I had made fossils earlier that week with a flour and salt base dough. We used his toy dinosaurs, leaves, and other things around the house with unique textures to create the fossils. We buried the fossils in a bin of sand and gave the kids shovels, rakes, and paint brushes to help uncover their fossils! It was a great thing to keep them busy while I set up in between experiments.
The experiments we did together were: elephant toothpaste, slime, baking soda volcano, and homemade lava lamps.
The kids were sent home with lots of goodies including: their lava lamps, slime, fossils, goggles, name badges, and this fun take home experiment! Drop the mentos into a 2-liter of diet coke and it will make a soda geyser! We did a demonstration of one at the party before the kids left.
What People Ate
Snacks: fruit and pretzels
What People Drank
juice boxes and water
cupcakes and cookies
lava lamps, slime, fossils, goggles, name badges, and a take home experiment: soda geyser.
Activities / Games
Lots of hands on science experiments!
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