The aim was to support families in engaging in scientific conversations, using scientific language and finding science using everyday, household items. Children and families excitedly gathered and Lize unveiled the range of apparatus (all everyday), components (also everyday) and method (very simple). They pondered and predicted what they thought might happen, closely observed and talked about what did (or didn't) happen and hypothesised why they thought they had the results they did.
They completed three experiements: Rainbow Density Kitchen Chemistry, Baking Soda and Vinegar Volcano Experiment and Egg in a Bottle Demonstration (the hard boiled egg gets sucked into a bottle through a narrow opening!
Children sustained for the entire session and got involved in the experiments. Families left with leaflets, detailing the experiments they had been involved in and had the opportunity to share any further ideas they had to support children in exploring and developing their knowledge of scientific concepts. One parent said as she left "It was amazing, so exciting. We will try doing it at home for sure."