Allie Mac Kay was live from Kidspace Children’s Museum in Pasadena for the one year anniversary of The Robert & Mary Galvin Physics Forest. She showed us some fun experiments for kids. For instructions on the Ivory Soap and Shaving Cream Card Experiments, see below.
Ivory Soap Experiment (must be Ivory soap):
–1 bar of Ivory chopped up (cooks more evenly that way)
–80 seconds in the microwave
–Wait a good 20-30 seconds after done cooking to let soap cool.
Shaving Cream Cards
Need: shaving cream, liquid water color, blank cards or paper, tray, and a ruler or something to scrape the excess
–No real trick or ratio here, we purchase liquid water color from Lakeshore so it’s premade.
–Fill a spray bottle with the liquid water color
–Pile up the shaving cream in a tray or dish, 1-2 inches high in a 6 inch or so diameter (depending on size of card)
–Spritz the color onto the shaving cream, swirl it with fingers or a fork, or coffee stir
–Carefully place the card down into shaving cream and press down.
–Pull card off, scrape off the excess, let it dry.
During the weekend of Friday, July 12 to Sunday, July 14, Kidspace Children’s Museum will celebrate the one year anniversary of the grand opening of The Robert & Mary Galvin Physics Forest, which was opened to the public on July 12, 2012.
The three day celebration will include feature live performances from children’s performer, Riff Rockit, on Friday, July 12, The Wildlife Learning Center, on Saturday, July 13, as well as local dance ensemble, Kids of Rock Theatre, and Radio Disney on Sunday, July 14.
In addition to the exhibits themselves, The Galvin Physics Forest has also led Kidspace to create additional physics programming for guests and school groups, as well as teacher training that focuses on STEM education methodology.
Kidspace Children’s Museum
Galvin Physics Forest 1st Birthday Celebration
Friday, July 12 to Sunday, July 14
480 N. Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91103
(Next to the Rose Bowl)