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EPIC Science Birthday Party

Whether you are throwing an epic end-of-the-year science party or a really cool Science Birthday Party, you are going to love these science party ideas! This science birthday is perfect for all ages from kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th graders.  including food, science experiments, and decorations for your party. Our kids science party includes fun science birthday party games, cute science party decorations, really cool science birthday cake, classic vinegar and Baking Soda Balloon Experiment, plus lots of other science experiment birthday party.

Whether you are throwing an epic end-of-the-year science party or a really cool Science Birthday Party, you are going to love these science party ideas! This science birthday is perfect for all ages from kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th graders.  including food, science experiments, and decorations for your party. Our kids science party includes fun science birthday party games, cute science party decorations, really cool science birthday cake, classic vinegar and Baking Soda Balloon Experiment, plus lots of other science experiment birthday party.

Science Birthday Party

This year for my son’s 11th birthday we threw a science birthday party. It was so much fun!¬† This¬†science themed party¬†was easy to do, fun for the kids, and (sh, don’t tell) but educational too! WE have so many EPIC science party ideas for preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, grade 5, and grade 6 students. Plus this party fit the illusive fun older kid birthday party idea!¬† Come take a peak at our¬†diy science decorations, pretty¬†science themed cake,¬†cool¬†science experiments birthday party, and more ideas for a¬†kids science party.¬†
science birthday party decoraitons

Science birthday party ideas

As most of our party was outside, we kept the decorating simple. We used a science birthday banner, science balloons, coordinating crepe paper, science plates, our microscope, and various beakers filled with chex mix and coordinating colored sixlets (found at Walmart in party isle)

amazing science cake with periodic table and brain

Science birthday cake

The science cake was a 2 layer chocolate cake with our homemade buttercream frosting. I added his name using this nifty find your name in the periodic table of elements by frosting square cookies to be each of the elements we needed.
The top was our favorite part – it s a white chocolate gelatin BRAIN! We used this recipe (subbing white chocolate) and adding food coloring for the brain and used this brain mold. It was super easy! Leave the brain in the mold until right before the party, then dip the mold in warm water and it will slid right out!
 
At our party we also served vanilla cupcakes to make sure we had enough science cake for our 20+ guests. We frosted them the same colored buttercream frosting and topped with candy DNA using licorice, colored mini marshmallows and toothpicks. The kids thought they were awesome!
science party costume for kids

Science party ideas

We had a disposable labcoat, goggles, gloves, and ID for each of the 10 kids at the party. Not only did this add to the fun and excitement, but it kept them safe and clean!
kids science birthday party games

Birthday party science experiments

Here are our scientists ages 5-11 ready to have some fun experimenting! We did all of our activities outside to keep the mess easy to cleanup! My sweet hubby dressed up as a mad scientist to add to the fun!
coke and mentos experiment

Birthday science experiments

We started with this classic experiment using a 2L bottle of diet coke and 13 Mentos that we quickly dropped in to make this awesome geyser!

Then the kids got to try the experiment. We had 1L bottles of soda for the kids to try with 6-7 Mentos each. We let them pick between Diet Mountain Dew, Pepsi, Coke, and Root Beer and let them make hypothesis of which would go the highest.
Hint: Make sure they erupt at the same time or the kids will get messy!
 
All the carbon dioxide in the soda (the fizz) is squeezed into the liquid and looking for a way out quickly so it shoots up! We used Diet as it is less sticky.
Insta Worm Science Experiment from Steve Spangler

Science themed birthday party

This Insta Worm Science Experiment we bought as a kit from Steve Spangler was a HUGE hit. The kids were super impressed with this experiment.

Hint: Make sure you put the food coloring in the quirt bottle and not in the cup.

Insta-Worms are made because of polymers ‚Äď specifically sodium alginate which is a long chain of molecules called a polymer. This linking together of hundreds of sugar molecules is used to thicken foods such as ice cream, pie, or gummy worms. (also used in dental impression or medicine capsules)

DIY Lava Lamp Science Experiment for Kids

Science experiment birthday party

This is a very simple, but FUN science experiment. You will want to get a plastic test tube or container for each child. You fill most of the tub with vegetable oil, 1-2 teas water, and leave about 1″ headroom at the top. Kids will then put a couple drops of food coloring and 1/2 Alkazelzar Tablet in top to make the bubbling action.
Make our larger version of how to make a lava lamp!
Oil and water molecules do not mix. Even if you shake it the blobs will just get smaller, bust sill won’t mix. The colored blobs are actually just colored water. The fizers create tiny bubbles of carbon dioxide gas; they are less dense that oil so they rise to the top, but once they pop they sink back down to the bottom again.

slime science experiment

Science birthday party experiments

We used our favorite, 2 ingredient slime recipe for the kids to whip up their own, colorful slime!
Slime is a non-Newtonian fluid. Newtonian fluids always behave the same depending on temperature, slime as a non-Newtonian fluid because its viscosity is affected by force put on it (squeezing and pressure)
vinegar and baking soda science experiment

Science experiments for birthday parties

We reused the 1 L bottles and filled them with vinegar 2/3rd up. Then we put 1-2 TAB of baking soda in a balloon using a funnel. Carefully put the balloon over the top. When you pull the balloon straight up and the baking soda goes down the chemical reaction will cause the balloon to inflate.
Hint: You may want to encourage kids to hold the top of the bottle to make sure it doesn’t shoot of like a rocket if the balloon isn’t on tightly.
The chemical reaction between the baking soda and the vinegar produces the gas carbon dioxide. As the gas goes up into the balloon, it inflates it! Similarly, we exhale carbon dioxide when we blow up balloons!
We also planned to do Kid Safe Elephant Toothpaste, but our 40%¬†Hydrogen¬†Peroxide didn’t arrive soon¬†enough, but that would be another fun experiment that would also reuse the bottles you already have!
Science Party for Kids

Kids science party

After we did our science experiments we came in for the kids to sing happy birthday, eat some cake, and grab so snacks including these super cool Petri Dish Jello. Just whip up some Jello and pour into petri dishes, then add sprinkles and refrigerate until set. It looks like you are growing some bacteria! Such a fun snack!

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Fun Science Experiments

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Science Exeriments for Kids

Looking for lots more fun, science experiments for kids? You’ve GOT to try some of these outrageously fun science experiments for kids! We have so many fun, creative and easy science experiments for elementary age children:

Learn how energy is transfered from one object to another in this newton's cradle activity. For this physics experiments for kids, you will make a newton's pendulum to explore how what happens when two objects colide. This newton cradle project is fun for all ages from preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade students. With a few simple materials I will show you how to make a newton's cradle; this is a SUPER cool and easy science experiment. This vinegar and baking soda rocket is an out-of-this-world fun AND educational summer activity for kids! Preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students will enjoy making the baking soda rocket. This how to make a bottle rocket project is one of those really cool science projects your kids will remember forever! Learn about the Parts of the Brain for Kids with this fun brain activity for kids and handy brain worksheets! Children will learn about the functions of the brain for kids as part of our human body lesson. Use this brain project with elementary age students in first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th garde students. Simply print pdf file with brain diagram for kids and you are ready to play and learn with hands-on human body activities for kids! Looking for a super cool kids activity that combines art and science? This super cool drawbot is as fun to make as it is to play with. The scribble bot is quick and simple to put together with things you have laying around the house.  Then make some really cool art projects with the help of your scribble robot. This electronics experient is fun for kids of all ages from preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th graders too. We've included instructions to make this summer activity for kids or use it in your school as an electricity experiment for kids.

Easy Science Experiments

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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