Friday, January 30, 2009

Family Science Night

We had a great time at Family Science Night at Javi's school.  They did a great presentation!  They had different buildings set up with different scientific centers.  Building F, which is Javi's class building was set up with the body exhibits, another was set up with physics, another was set up with chemistry and the multi-purpose room (their auditorium) was set up with the solar system, planetary and world exhibits.  We really felt like we were at an actual museum they had put everything on so nicely!!  I was really impressed!

All the exhibits were interactive.  Kids could run experiments like look at their eyes in the mirror through a magnifying glass, measure the small intestines, do forensics on their finger prints, magnetic energy, and they learned why popcorn pops.

Javi's fav was putting iodine on the crackers to see how the digestive system breaks down food. Ethan's fav was the popcorn.  They also got a bag of really good popcorn at that exhibit ;)
My personal fav was the eco exhibits.  It taught kids what material were recyclable and which could be tossed.  They even had a trash/recycle basketball game where Javi won a pencil.  

It was really neat!!  I'm so glad that Javi invited all of us!  Javi got to go out for dinner with his step-mom & dad right after, so he got to learn about the digestive track first hand.


~Mama Skates~ said...

how fun! that's great they do that!!!

Monica, James, Connor McGuire said...

that looks so cool! what handsome boys you have too!

Casdok said...

I love interactive exhibits - sounds like great fun!

baby trevor's mommy said...

how fun! Toby'd LOVE it! He fancies himself a scientist these days...