Wednesday, 15 March 2017

John Adams Toys - Booms Bangs! Fizzes


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!


STEM science kits, Booms Bangs Fizzes science experiments, science kit for kids

STEM science kits, Booms Bangs Fizzes science experiments, science kit for kids

John Adams Booms Bangs! Fizzes (£19.99, suitable for children 8+) comes with the following materials and equipment:

Goggles
Cone Shaped Lid
Loading Tube
Rock Salt
Needle Valve
Valve Tube
Bung
Rocket Legs/ Fins Diecut Sheet
Film Canister and Lid
Rocket Balloon and Inflation Tube x 2
Round Balloons x 2
Straws x 2
Nylon Thread
Jet Engine Balloon Decoration Sheet
Red Powdered Colouring
Volcano
Paper Banger Sheet
Water Bomb Sheet
Lightning Aluminium Tray
Lightning Styrene Sheet
Lunch Polybag
Bicarbonate of Soda
Syringe
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
Paper Banger
Water Bomb
Indoor Lightning
Rock Salt Depth Charge
Mad Fizzing Potions 1 and 2


STEM science kits, Booms Bangs Fizzes science experiments, science kit for kids

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:

STEM science kits, Booms Bangs Fizzes science experiments, science kit for kids
The volcano won't go right to the bottom of our jug, but it fitted snuggly and worked!
Now that's way more like it (Abby ran off after injecting the bicarbonate of soda into the volcano hahaha)!

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.


STEM science kits, Booms Bangs Fizzes science experiments, science kit for kids

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!


STEM science kits, Booms Bangs Fizzes science experiments, science kit for kids

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?