Welcome, Bolin Elementary students!

I’m excited to be partnering with your PTA to bring you a fun science night! You’ll see explosions and the force of expanding gases. You’ll learn about a few scientific principles and parts of the scientific method, and a bunch of other things. And there are several demonstrations that you can try at home!

We’ll be starting at December 3, at 6pm. Our preshow will start at 5:45pm for any early birds, so join a few minutes early so we can all can ready to go!

Topic: YUCK SCIENCE Family Night w/ Bolin Elementary
Time: Dec 3, 2020 06:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 688 938 9741
Passcode: bolin

Parents, I suggest this evening be a parent-child activity. There will be cool things to see that you will enjoy too, and some of the experiments will work best with a little help from an adult. Our science activities are all safe, but a workspace like a kitchen table, counter, or hard floor may be ideal for ease of clean up. It is possible an ounce or two of water may get away from you when we make film canister rockets. Don’t set up for this one on Great Aunt Mildred’s antique dining room table! Also, we will fill a balloon with gases released from mixing vinegar and baking soda. This normally a clean, contained activity, but, um, not always. Adult supervision is suggested.

Materials List:

You should have received a kit assembled by your PTA with the following items. If you don’t have some of them, don’t worry! We are going to be doing a lot of different things, and you have fun no matter what!

  • Alka Seltzer tablets
  • Film canister
  • Balloon
  • Bendable straw
  • Ping pong ball
  • Water bottle (preferably the thin plastic kind that crinkles a bit when you press on it)
  • Popcorn, because your PTA loves you! Pop your bag for a snack during the show!

Optional/bonus supplies:

  • Hair dryer, plugged in and ready to go! (if you don’t have this, don’t worry, but its cool to use if you do!)
  • Measuring cup with spout
  • Funnel or spoon
  • trash bag or similar to lay out for a workspace

Questions or Comments?

Students, if you have any questions feel free to ask or leave a comment during the show.

If you don’t get a chance to do so, I will also respond to any comments left at the very bottom of this page or in any of the public comment sections of the Yuck for Kids blog or Yuck Show social media, even after the show. I’ve even helped students with their science homework a few times. 🙂

I would love to hear from you in any public space, but please understand that I cannot respond to private emails from students.

Parents, if you would enjoy sharing photos of your child’s experiments or any show-related drawings they might make, etc, I would enjoy featuring some of their work in future Yuck for Kids blog posts. You can contact me at brian@yuckshow.com to share.

Stay Connected!

The Yuck for Kids science blog is where I announce new videos and projects, recently on at least a weekly basis. If you would like to be among the first to see those posts, you can sign up in the black field just below!

Or follow @yuckshow on youtube, facebook, instagram, or twitter.

Special Thanks!

The science-themed music in the preshow sequence is by Reed and Caroline and is used with the permission of Very Records. The band and their label are so enthusiastic about the music being used to promote science education that I wanted to give them a mention. If you’d like to hear more, a free YouTube playlist is located here, or their music is available on most music services as well.

Thanks also to the Bolin Elementary PTA for making our evening together possible. Tonight is just one of the many ways your PTA works to add to your school experience, so be sure to thank them if you have a good time! I’m looking forward to meeting you all!

Your friend,

Brian, Yuck Science

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