Partying with Mad Science
When Mad Scientist.Crazy Mom wants to throw a wildly entertaining yet educational party for 7 10-year-olds, who does she turn to…..
Mad Science, of course!
What is Mad Science?
Mad Science is an organization that has been bringing fun, educational science programs to kids of all ages since 1985. Operating as a franchise business, Mad Science has 99 locations throughout the United States and in 24 other countries throughout the world. Through after-school programs, summer camps, in-school programs and birthday party demonstrations kids learn about science through hand-on, interactive experiences, following the Mad Science motto:
Education wrapped in entertainment!
Whatever the interest of your budding scientist, Mad Science probably has it covered. Kids can make slippery slime, silly putty or bouncy balls; launch rockets, pan for fossils and gemstones, break geodes, see a laser and light show and many other activities.
Our local Mad Science group, Mad Science of Western New England, helped us celebrate Number 3’s tenth birthday.
For a birthday party, you (or your child) chose the activity they would like to do and then a Mad Scientist will come to the place of your choosing, bring all equipment and supplies, do a demo and work with the kids for about an hour (can we give a thumbs up for an easy party?).
Number 3 chose geode cracking.
Our Mad Scientist great – and our crowd gave her a work out. The kids were very enthusiastic and kept interrupting with stories, etc., but she handled it all with humor and aplomb. First, she gave a short talk about volcanoes and mineral formation. Then, she simulated a volcano doing an easy experiment that you can also do at home. After that each child got to pick a geode to have her crack. And these weren’t the little geodes you get in the science kits in stores – they were each at least the size of a baseball.
While the kids were waiting for their turn with the geodes, the kids were kept busy sifting through sand for gemstones and fossils. The favorite finds were arrowheads.
After she was done, our Mad Scientist cleaned everything up while the kids moved on to other party activities, which in our house includes holding chicks and playing with goats (isn’t every party like that?).
Even though our older two aren’t pictured, they had just as much fun as the younger kids. In fact, I would say, everyone had a ROCKing good time!
Just ask Number 5….