Like last year, we will have a "roving" table with small experiments designed to be brought into the croud, or that can be performed at the table. We will have the following activities at this table:
- Lava lamps. This is an interesting way to teach basic scientific principals such as polarity and density.
- Balancing bird. Honestly, this was huge, particularly with young children. A bird that is perfectly balanced, so that you can easily suspend it on your finger.
- Tornado generator. It is simply a tube which connects 2 large soda bottles together.
- Diffraction grating. Kids marvel at how a white light can be split into its constituant colors.
- Mirrage: This is a device which makes a perfect image of an object placed inside (like a coin). It looks real, but it is just an image of the object.
If I think of any activities that others can do, I will list them below.