We are taking part of British Science Week by doing all sorts of Science experiments! John Adams has kindly sent us their Booms Bangs! Fizzes experiments kit to play with, and while we wait for a better day to do the outdoor experiments, we had lots of fun doing the indoor ones!
John Adams Booms Bangs! Fizzes (£19.99, suitable for children 8+) comes with the following materials and equipment:
Cone Shaped Lid
Rocket Legs/ Fins Diecut Sheet
Film Canister and Lid
Rocket Balloon and Inflation Tube x 2
Round Balloons x 2
Straws x 2
Jet Engine Balloon Decoration Sheet
Red Powdered Colouring
Paper Banger Sheet
Water Bomb Sheet
Lightning Aluminium Tray
Lightning Styrene Sheet
Bicarbonate of Soda
Nose Cone x 2
which allow children to make:
Film Canister Rocket
Jet Engine Balloon Screamer
Bike Pump Rocket Ship
Erupting Underwater Volcano
Confetti Shower Explosion
Exploding Lunch Bag
Rock Salt Depth Charge
Mad Fizzing Potions 1 and 2
The first thing we did was the Erupting Underwater Volcano! Funny thing is, we knew from the beginning that we needed to pour water into the container before placing the volcano inside, but after trying to find a suitable container that is taller than the volcano, and with our extreme excitement to get something erupting, we completely forgot to fill the jug with water! It did fizzes up inside the volcano, but it was a bit unimpressive.
I didn't pick up on our mistake until I started writing this post up! So we tried it again:
|The volcano won't go right to the bottom of our jug, but it fitted snuggly and worked!|
The instruction booklet will explain why things work the way it did too, which is brilliant for kids to learn about science while having fun experimenting.
After our failed experiment, we thought it would be fun making a foamy explosion by adding bicarbonate of soda into vinegar. Now I realised that this experiment is also included in the booklet - Mad Fizzing Potions 2 (with a different method)! I do think that the Booms Bangs! Fizzes kit is brilliant as it covers the really fun experiments!
Then we tried another easy yet fun experiment - Paper Banger, which Abby can do on her own without supervision. It took her a few attempts to get it right, and after that she had lots of fun with it! You can watch it on the video clip below:
The outdoor experiments sounds really fun as well, especially the Jet Engine Balloon Screamer, Exploding Lunch Bag and Rock Salt Depth Charge!We can't wait to get on with those!
What experiments will you and your children be doing this Science week?