Scenes from Mad Science Night

Mad Science Night is a super fun event that Wildman’s school hosts in mid-late October each year.  The teachers from each grade get together to host a simple science experiment.  It’s a great open house that begins with pizza, music and a bake sale on the patio and ends with the kids running wild on the playground as the sun sets.

The  first grade teachers let the children make screaming balloons by dropping a metal nut into a balloon.  When it was blown up you could move the balloon in such a way as to create a screaming sound.  Wildman popped his almost immediately.  Cutie Pie’s balloon finally bit the dust when we got home.

Some of the other experiments included making rainbow gel test tubes, creating dancing Rice Krispies with static electricity, taking a ride on a homemade hover craft, playing with fortune-telling fish and making glowing slime…  We had to miss the boys’ baseball and t-ball games to attend this event and I’m so glad we did.  It was such a nice family event.

This weekend is shaping up to be pretty busy.  I’m attending a friend’s 40th birthday party tonight and J’s taking the boys up to Boo at the Zoo.  There’s a fair in town.  Kennedy Space Center is hosting their free admission weekend for Brevard County residents.  They boys have ball games on Saturday morning.  I’m teaching Zumba on Saturday morning.  Whew!  Don’t think we’ll be bored!


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