I wasn't sure our plans would pan out since the boys were not interested in making their lab coats and getting fish ready for a race, but I should have realized they'd just want to play at first. My thought was to get a few things ready, then play, then do science. As it turned out, they played and R11 and I made the lab coats, then when the played slowed down we inserted the science fun.
|Another yummy ice cream cake! With spiral candles.|
|The scientists are ready for some fun!|
|The book I pulled our activities from- I went through several before deciding this book was perfect!|
|A staple in the world of science activities- only ours never turn out so brilliant! I would LOVE to have some real chromatography paper on hand.|
|We keep a zip line handy in our playroom so this was an easy one to pull off.|
|In my 6th grade classroom, we preferred boat races but the concept is the same.|
|Wish I'd had a larger raceway but this did the trick in a pinch. If I had thought about it, my 3/4 sheet baking pans are deep enough to hold water. We'll have to try that next time.|
|R11 was our cruise director and helped the boys get their fish ready and their coats and goggles on. She had a great time.|
|Of course we used real disposable pipettes. Doesn't everyone?|
|The young scientists were very busy and did a great job following directions.|
|A close up of our set up on the fish races- once a race was over we had to rinse the pan out and start again. The soap breaks the surface tension so that the molecules shoot the fish forward.|
|They were all very pleased with their results.|
|Treat bags full of science fun! And decorated with science type stickers|
|Atomic balls, mood pencils from our local science center, a tornado tube, safety goggles and their lab coats went home with each scientist. They loved it!|
|After the party, these two sweet scienctists played with water, bubbles, and pipettes for a long time. J5 left those goggles on forever. So. Cute.|
J5 received some great things that I'll share soon. In fact, since so many of you enjoy seeing some of our fun kid finds, I'll happily share some ideas!
This is a super party idea for kids who love this sort of thing. I'd do it again for sure. Our June birthday bonanza has drawn to a close. It was a great season of fun and we have our relaxed summer schedule during which we can enjoy the new birthday treasures. Stay tuned for a report on the treasures coming up.