SciExcite was invited to do a presentation for about 60 kids at a Peace Camp in Binghamton! We presented some of our favorite Dry Ice activities, along with one of our newer experiments involving pH and color change! We finished with a crowd favorite: Disappearing Water! It was overall a huge success, and we were so pleased to be offered the opportunity by our photographer's mother: Mrs. Hughes!
Our brilliant young scientists that have been joining us at their local libraries were treated to a day of slimy and colorful goo! We learned from experience, and we know that there is nothing more exciting than creating your own personal goo, and maybe making a big mess with it afterwards . . .
The kids that attended our Mad Scientists Program on Tuesday got the chance to do just that! They were able to make their own Gak to bring home (sorry parents...), and made some awesome artwork using shaving cream and food coloring, amidst many other slimy and sticky activities! Make sure you join us next week for Colorful Chemistry!
Today SciExcite completed it's second Library Road Trip, and we brought along some of our favorite activities to demonstrate some scientific concepts surrounding gas and mass! What better example to use than dry ice? Once again, our numerous dry ice activities were massively successful, and we even added some new experiments involving pH and indicators! Make sure you join us next week for Glorious Goo!
SciExcite is so excited to kick off our summer programming with an amazing opportunity offered to us by Oswego, Fulton, and Phoenix Libraries! We have six fun-filled sessions planned at each library, including activities such as: Colorful Chemistry, Glorious Goo, and Sweet Science! We hope to see all your smiling faces there!
Attached are the flyers containing all the details for each program!
We kicked off our first day of the Mad Scientists Summer Program with some fun Food Chemistry! All the lovely students that joined us at the Oswego, Fulton, and Phoenix Libraries got to watch balloons blow up with the power of baking soda and vinegar, or yeast and sugar. We also were so excited to play with Makey Makey for the first time in a larger program! Our young scientists got the chance to play Twinkle Twinkle on our favorite banana piano, and they even were able to play Pac-Man using apples as the controls! To finish up the science show, we brought out a classic: Tie-Dye Milk, which can easily be done at home using milk, food coloring, and soap! We are so pleased with the success of our first day and we can't wait for what the rest of the program has in store!
On June 23 at NLC Banquet Hall, members, siblings, parents, and community leaders came together to celebrate SciExcite’s first year! We held this banquet at to thank everyone involved in making this year such a success. It was lots of work to put together, from balloons to dinnerware to invites to music, but the night went so smoothly thanks to all our planning.
After kicking the banquet off with a delicious potluck dinner, we recognized all the amazing members of SciExcite by presenting them with funny paper plate awards and thoughtful resume awards. Siddhi Nadkarni and Sarah Vollero did a great job explaining the quirky inside jokes behind all the paper plate awards! The certificate awards were significant as well, as we created a “Secret Santa” type system with personal speeches about each member.
The evening continued with a slideshow, created by Sarah Vollero, and a video, created by Hebba Ahmad, which both gave a lovely and insightful look into SciExcite’s workings that parents in particular may not have otherwise been able to witness.
We also performed a few experiments live at the Banquet Hall for family and friends to see the kinds of activities we present to the kids- because what would a SciExcite event be without some science? Sarah Robinson, Ashley Shayya, and Isha Fazili had a lot of fun putting on their lab coats and showcasing some fan-favorite experiments: Elephant Toothpaste and Disappearing Water.
Throughout the event, the atmosphere was warm and proud, and it was clear that everyone present was truly happy to be there. From the dry-ice infused beakers with flowers, to the glowing and inspiring words guest speaker and Interfaith member Mrs. Daryl Files spoke, to Photographer Joe Hughes smiling when he snapped a notably embarrassing picture, it was really a memorable night, and a privilege to be able to celebrate in such a fun and heartfelt way. Many special thanks go to all the parents who brought food and to Fatima El-Hindi for graciously allowing us to use the hall.
This banquet just marks the beginning, and throughout it we were not only able to reflect over the past year, but think about expansion and growth. We are beyond thankful for everyone involved, and hope for many more successful years to come!