Last Monday was our sadly our last day at Hopeprint for the semester. We brought a bunch of our biggest hits to close out the year with a bang, including Gak and Dry Ice! The best part was getting to spend some quality time with the awesome kids at Hopeprint that we've been so lucky to get to know over the past year!
There's good news however! SciExcite will be returning to Hopeprint this summer, specifically for Hopeprint Camp during the first week of August! Though we don't want to give away what we are doing yet, we can give you a hint! It involves lots of colors and t-shirts!!! We are so excited to be able to join some extraordinarily fun kids at Hopeprint again this summer!
Thanks Hopeprint, for an unforgettable year! <3
Thanks to Ms. Melinda Bastedo, SciExcite was given an extraordinary opportunity to skip school the past couple Mondays and join the seventh graders at Ed Smith Elementary School! Our first Monday, we did presentations for two of Ms. Bastedo's classes, and the following Monday, we were able to do a presentation for one honors class. Both experiences were super fun! We began the presentation with Pink/Clear Competition, and then brought out the main event: Dry Ice! As always, Dry Ice was a huge success. Nothing is more entertaining than making giant bubbles filled with creepy mist! We are so grateful for this opportunity, and hope that the students at Ed Smith gained as much out of it as we did!
We had a super fun day at Hopeprint on Monday! The most exciting thing for the kids about building the volcano has definitely been painting it so far! We had some extremely artistic kids paint our volcano brown, and then add orange and yellow to it, so that it looks like lava dripping down the side! As you can tell by our lovely pictures, (courtesy of Joe Hughes) the volcano is looking awesome right now! We also added green felt to serve as grass, and even little dinosaurs for decoration! Next week is the week we've all been waiting for: exploding the volcano! We can't wait, and we know the kids can't either!
We had a super messy, but super fun day at Hopeprint today! Our many helpers helped to paper mache our awesome volcano that we built out of cardboard and tape a few weeks ago! All it takes to paper mache is newspaper, glue, and water! It's a super easy and fun way to build your own volcano. Next week, we hope to paint it, and hopefully the week after that, we will be able to make it erupt! We know the kids can't wait, because they couldn't stop asking if it was going to explode!
With our remaining time, we made some Gak, which went very well! Overall, it was a very smooth and crafty day at Hopeprint, and we can't wait for next week!
SciExcite was given a unique opportunity by Dr. Jennifer Bernstein last Saturday, when she invited us to entertain her daughter and 5 of her friends! That's right! We were invited to a play date, and we made sure that all the kids had an amazing time!
This was a super fun group to work with, and they had a great sense of humor as well. We did many of our usual experiments, and we even brought out a new one that we've been waiting to unveil for a long time!
MaKey MaKey is a device that uses circuits to turn every day objects into piano keys, game controls, and so much more! We've tried many different MaKey MaKey techniques at our SciExcite headquarters, and we decided it would be super fun to make a banana piano with the kids! Each banana piece was attached to the circuit, and represented a note on the keyboard, and our end result? We nailed Twinkle Twinkle Little Star! It was so much fun playing around with this, and we hope to bring it to many more of our presentations in the future!
Check out the video of our awesome musicians below!
Thanks so much again Dr. Bernstein! We are so grateful for this opportunity!