For the special day, Andrew wanted to have a science party. We went to work searching for fun ideas. Sydney made a paper mâché volcano and she taught them about what makes volcanoes erupt. They then all got a chance to erupt it with baking soda and vinegar (the vinegar killed the grass :( ). Of course we had to have a diet coke and mentos demonstration. We melted styrofoam cups and then shot off rockets using air pressure.
The kids all got lab coats and had Petri dish specimens and practiced making molecules.
What a great way to celebrate a birthday.
Friends that came were:
And a couple more....