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Let's plan a party- science time!

Posted by on Jul. 11, 2012 at 4:50 AM
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We all love parties- so let's all plan one together and see what we can come up with! 

I'll post a new theme, and you all plan the party!  Post pictures, links, or just your ideas- I can't wait to see what kind of creative party we can plan!

Today's theme is.... Science Time!

by on Jul. 11, 2012 at 4:50 AM
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momofsixangels
by on Jul. 12, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Party favors

Party Favors for Silly Science Birthday Party

momofsixangels
by on Jul. 12, 2012 at 12:24 AM

 test tube pinata

Mad Scientist - Test Tube Pinata

momofsixangels
by on Jul. 12, 2012 at 12:24 AM

 Science Party - food, decorations

momofsixangels
by on Jul. 12, 2012 at 12:25 AM

 Science Cake

momofsixangels
by on Jul. 12, 2012 at 12:26 AM

 Super colorful Science Party - links to decorations, crafts, experiments included

momofsixangels
by on Jul. 12, 2012 at 12:27 AM

 Have lab coats for all the guests

momofsixangels
by on Jul. 12, 2012 at 12:29 AM

 test tube bubbles

""5"""" Test Tube Bubbles Assorted (8)""

momofsixangels
by on Jul. 12, 2012 at 12:30 AM

 

  • Bio Hazard. Decorate the party room and entrance with bio hazards signs, posters, and caution tapes.
  • Sanitizing Area. Use white or silver streamers and hang them in front of the door like a curtain.  Section a small area at the entrance with another curtain of streamers before kids enter the party room.  This is the so-called ‘sanitizing area’ before kids are allowed to leave or enter the party room.  When they arrive, they are required to put on safety gear and have a security check (see Guest arrival).
  • Mad Scientist Lab Room. Set up the party room with beakers, microscopes, test tubes, and lots of old jars filled with grow toys like hands, brains and feet.  Get spider webbing from Halloween stores and drape around the shelves, tables and science area.
  • Beaker Containers. Fill various size beakers with colored candy like jelly beans, pop rock, skittles, etc.  for a colorful display.  Use beakers instead of cups at the party table, as vases, to hold utensils, etc.
  • Test tube trays. Place a rack of test tubes with 5 empty test tubes for each place setting.  Fill trays of beakers with colored drinks and label them with funny, gross or unusual labels, like “Polymer Insanity”, “Hydrogen Destruction”, etc. Some colored drinks you could use are blue Gatorade, green Sports drinks, purple Kool-Aid, etc.  Let kids mix their own drink in each test tube and use the test tube as their mini cup.
  • Eerie Fumes. Use dry ice in test tubes or use a fog machine to create the sense of mystery in your science lab.
  • Hydrodynamics Kool-Aid. For an extreme sense of fun and wackiness, set up a hydrodynamic system with Kool-Aid.  Let the kids, open and close valves, configure piping, and physics to create the ultimate Kool-Aid serving machine.  Perhaps have several colored Kool-Aid in different tanks and let them mix to see what tastes best!
momofsixangels
by on Jul. 12, 2012 at 12:31 AM
  • Baking Soda Rocket. Do an experiment with Baking Soda Rocket using a kit.  Easy to assemble, just add baking soda and vinegar.  Rocket shoots up to 100 feet high and can be reused over again.  This is guaranteed to be the highlight of the party.
  • Slime, Flubber or Goop. Make your own Slime, Flubber, or do they call it Goop?!  Kids love the squishy and slimy feel of slime and will giggle and squirm as they handle the slime.
  • Paper Mache Volcano. Make your own Paper Mache Volcano out of paper mache using recycled strips of newspaper, flour and water.  Simply shape a volcano using strips of sheets dipped into the paste and draping over the volcano.  Complete Paper Mache Volcano instructions.
  • Homemade Play Dough. Make Homemade Playdough with kids and give them rolling pins, cookie cutters, garlic presses, forks, butter knives, etc. to make their own creations.
  • Alka Seltzer Grenade. Make grenades using empty water bottles, Alka Seltzer (antacid) and Vinegar.
  • Coke and Mentos. The classic coke and mentos experiment that kids always love. Watch as Coke reacts with the mentos and propels out of the bottle using the geyser tube. You can drop the mentos with a tube (make your own) or use a mentos tube with trigger to do the experiment.
  • Egg Bridge Challenge. Give kids 20 straws, 10 pieces of tape and one raw egg.  Need I say more?  Let them try to make an egg bridge to support the weight of the egg.  Who ever has the highest height without breaking the egg, wins!
  • Egg In A Bottle. Try to get the egg into the bottle using the law of physics by heating the bottle with a match (this can be done by placing hot water in the bottle).
  • Make Snow. Add water to snow polymer to make artificial snow.  Good experiment to show how chemicals react and change shape.
  • Acid/Base Testing. Test various liquids using acid/base paper.  Determine the pH of certain liquids and foods.
  • Lava Lamps. Create miniature lava lamps using the baby bottle test tubes, oil, food coloring, glitter, trinkets, and alka seltzer tablets.
  • Balloon Surfing. Make a balloon surfboard and have fun trying to balance and surf the waves. 
    momofsixangels
    by on Jul. 12, 2012 at 12:32 AM

     

    Science Party Recipes

    • Fruit Molecules. Get maraschino cherries, melon balls, grapes, and melon balls, and use tooth picks to connect the different fruit to each other in the shape of molecules.
    • Deviled Nucleus. Make deviled egg and place a whole black olive in each one to represent the nucleus of a cell.
    • Periodic Table. Make sandwiches and cut off the crust.  Cut into four so that you have four small squares.  Make at least 20-40 small sandwiches depending on the size of your crowd or what other food you will be serving.  Arrange the squares like the elements on a Periodic Table Chart.  Use colored softened cream cheese to pipe on the element symbols and numbers. If an element belongs to an orange category, for example, pipe it using orange colored cream cheese, etc.  Print out a large periodic table on a sheet, place wax paper on top, then use that as a place mat to place your sandwiches on top. Place on the table and tell kids “It’s time to eat the Table!”  You might draw some surprising looks from kids who do not know what a periodic table is but what a fun way to introduce this concept to new budding scientists!
    • Cheese Ball Virus. Get a large clear glass or plastic plate and use acrylic paint to paint the “wrong side” or bottom to look like a cell.  When dry, use the “right” side to place cheese balls on it.  Tell kids that the cheese ball virus is attacking the cells and we need to annihilate them.  Give them toothpicks to conquer the task.
    • Make Your Own Butter. Get some whipping cream (liquid form in carton) and a clean glass jar with a lid.  If the cream has been sitting in the fridge, take it out and let it come to room temperature.  Fill half the jar, and shake, and shake, and shake some more. Let the kids take turns shaking the jar.  Eventually the cream will become butter.  Drain the liquid out and what’s left is butter.  Spread on toast that you have shaped and cut out like long test tubes.

    Tip: Do not used colored toothpicks since they contain a coloring agent that will color the food.

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