|Joshua (center of the action) and friends - end of school June 2012|
It seems like it was just yesterday that the kids were excited about the last day of school before summer break. Now there are back to school supplies in the center aisles and on the shelves at stores. Panic is starting to set in that school will start soon and they haven’t done anything fun.There is no need for panic, there are plenty of hands on activities to excite and inspire even the hard to please child. I came across a class being offered at a local bookstore called, Pop Bottle Science.
|Pop Bottle Science Kit|
The hands-on science based workshop is being held on Thursday, August 2, 1-3pm at Nicola’s bookstore on Jackson Road in Ann Arbor, MI. The class is for children 9-13 years old (registration required and a $3 material fee). If you’re not in the area, pick up your own Pop Bottle Science Kit (available on amazon) and try the experiments at home.
A favorite experiment that my kids like is the one that uses Mentos candy and a two liter of Diet Coke.
- 1 Two Liter of Diet Coke
- Mentos Candy – approximately half a pack
- Geyser tube (optional)
Instructions are directly from the sciencekids website. Visit the site for more details on this experiment at www.sciencekids.co.nz/experiments/dietcokementos.html
What is one of your favorite science experiments for kids?