Pintastic Summer Week 1: Mad Scientist Week (June 3-7)

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Welcome to Pin-Tastic Summer Week 1.  If you’re just joining us, please click over to read the Pin-Tastic Summer intro post and then join us for some summer fun.

This weeks activities include:

*  Monday:  Fizzy Color Art

*  Tuesday: Glowing Fairy Jars

*  Wednesday: Sparkly Monster Goo

*  Thursday:  Shake-It-Up Sorbet

*  Friday:  Can An Ant Change Colors?

 

Mad Scientist Week Shopping List

If you’d like to prepare ahead so you have all components on hand, here’s this week’s shopping list. 

Fizzy Color Art

  • 1 box of baking soda for each kid (buy generic!)
  • medicine droppers (I got mine at Target for free. I asked the pharmacist.)
  • white vinegar
  • food coloring
  • Some sort of a pan or tray with edges.  I use 9X13 glass pans, but if you don’t have those, you might want to pick up a disposable one.  Foil or paper disposable roasting pans work great.

Glowing Fairy Jars

  • 1 glass jar for each child with a removable lid (I am using canning jars, although empty baby food jars or other jars will work as well.)
  • tulle (optional, makes the fairies float better)
  • glow sticks (about 10, I get mine at Target for $1 for 15)
  • scissors (please, tell me you already have scissors)
  • rubber gloves (If you’re a neat nick.  If you’re like me and don’t mind having marker all over your hands, then you can do without)

Sparkle Monster Goo

  • Flour (2 cups)
  • Cream of Tartar (1 tbsp)
  • Salt (1 cup)
  • Gel Food Coloring
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Glitter (Lots, of course)

Toss-Up Sorbet

  • 2 cups juice (Pineapple, orange, cranberry, whatever)
  • 1 small ziplock bag for each kid
  • 1 large ziplock bag for each kid
  • ice
  • rock salt
  • winter gloves

Color Ant Experiment

  • 1 cup Sugar water (you don’t have to buy this– just mix 1/2 cup sugar with 1/2 cup water and stir until dissolved)
  • Medicine Droppers (one for each child, you’ll need these for other activities this summer so save them!)
  • Magnifying glass (optional, but fun)
  • Paper to record thoughts and observations (optional, but great for older kids)
  • An ant hill (yes, you have to have an ant hill with live ants for this to work.  If you don’t have one at your house, come to mine.  I have lots.)

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2 Comments

  1. We still have a week of school so I think we’ll be a week behind!

    Reply
    • Love your ideas. Thank you for sharing. Another retired teacher and I are going to do science at a day care this summer. I really like how you even put the shopping list with the activities. Thanks!

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