SciExcite was invited to the Manlius Library for a special edition of Mad Scientists! The library held a Harry Potter Day, packed full of magical activities to please every Harry Potter fan out there! We were able to bring the spells from all the stories to life, using mystifying Dry Ice and Bubbles! We had so much fun, and would love to thank the Manlius Library for this opportunity!
Last Thursday was SciExcite's first Mad Scientists session of the school year, and we had so much fun with some awesome kids, who helped us make some awesome goo! Because it is a library activity, we start each session with short story; in this case, Emmett read our students Dr. Seuss' Bartholomew and the Oobleck!
We then proceeded to make our own gooey green Oobleck and sticky Gak! The kids had such a fun time getting dirty while learning about some awesome polymerization reactions! We can't wait for next month's Mad Scientists, which may feature Dry Ice! Hope to see you there!
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!
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!
Last Tuesday was an incredibly entertaining day for four of our SciExcite members, including: Sarah Robinson, Ashley Shayya, Sarah Vollero, and Isha Fazili! We were very excited to be working with a small crowd of 4 young scientists! While we do believe the more the merrier, we absolutely love being able to work one on one with the kids; it's really satisfying to be able to connect with the kids through exciting science activities!
Because March is Green month, we saw it extremely fitting to learn a little bit about plants! We instructed the four young scientists how to build a terrarium, and in the end, they were privileged enough to donate their hard work to the Manlius Library, along with their frog friend, who was named Mr. Funny.
There was even an exciting take-home experiment this week! We sent each scientist home with a baggy consisting of a wet paper towel and a lima bean, and asked them to make a hypothesis about what they think will happen! They predicted the bean will start to grow! I guess we will just have to wait and see...
Although infrequent, Mad Scientists is one of our favorite events because we are able to hang out with some really cool kids that are growing up in the same elementary schools that we did. We always love some nostalgia!
JOIN US AT THE MANLIUS LIBRARY ON TUESDAY, 1/19 FROM 6-7PM!
We're so excited to bring a series of human biology-related experiments to our Mad Scientists program! Learn how amazing the human body is, and how all our parts work together! Everything is hands-on and looking to be quite delicious. Join us, and bring home some candy DNA, derma-cake, and lots of exciting learning!