Sunday, June 20, 2010
Mad Scientist Party - Part 2
If you haven't checked out part one of my son's Mad Scientist Party click here. It was all about the decor and preparation for this most excellent party.
This is part two, the experiments. This was so much fun! I bought most of the experiments on this sight here. It is the coolest site ever if you are into science and doing fun experiments!
We started and ended the party with the Mentos Geyser. The kids thought it was about the coolest thing ever. Make sure you do it outside because it's messy!
Then we went inside and the kids all made Atomic Slime. (Atomic simply means that it's glow in the dark.) I figured since the jello in the petri dishes was glow in the dark we better do something else that glows. There are tons of recipes out there to make your own slime. But I liked that this kit came with jars and lids and is called shaker slime. After the 2 ingredients are added the kids shake. The contents turn to slime. There isn't a bunch of liquid left over to dump out.
The glowing jars behind the black lights are baby food jars. I told the kids they were filled with toxic waste and then we talked about what that was. They were really filled with water and highlighter ink. I broke open a highlighter pen and squeezed out the ink. Highlighter ink glows. That simple!
Another HUGE hit was the instant snow. I had everything pre-measured so the kids were all given a cup of water to add to their tupperware. We counted and poured.
Voila! Instant snow!
We made spaghetti noodles dance. This one was kind of cool and very easy to do. The noodles would float and then sink over and over again. I told them it was magic. Okay, then I explained how it worked.
And all the kids learned about a tornado. This one was cooler than I thought it would be. The kids liked making a tornado and watching what they do. (I even talked to them about how they are formed!) We all learned lots of things today!
And our last experiment was making magic worms. This one was super cool. (Okay, they were all super cool!) I got specimen jars from the Drs. office and the kids put their worms in the little jars. (They were free! and they added to the awesomeness!)
So that was my son's 7th birthday party. Lots of smiles and laughter and hopefully lots of great memories!