What a wonderful assembly it was: hands-on, kid-friendly, and full of ooey-gooey, smokey, colorful stuff, and it was a perfect way to get kids excited about science. First, he had some students model how molecules form. Atoms are held together through bonds. He demonstrated this using students who held 'atom' and 'bond' signs.
Then he came around and squirt dark blue ink on a lot of our students who had white shirts on. The kids mouths dropped as this 'apparently really cool science guy' just 'ruined' their favorite shirts! But, not to worry, within time, the ink disappeared. That's science!
Mr. Bill did many experiments to demonstrate a chemical reaction. He put several chemicals inside of a bag. The chemicals turned color and in seconds the bag filled up and popped! He also put some other chemicals inside of a plastic container, and the container shot its lid up in the air and out into the audience. 'Smoke' lingered from the plastic container after the reaction. Watch it here:
Here was another chemical reaction demonstration:
I caught just the tail end of this experiment where he started some chemicals on fire!
Several young Barrie Broncos got picked to draw a picture using chapstick. Then they were told to tape it somewhere on the wall in our gymnasium. I decided to follow the life of this cute lil' picture drawn by one of our Barrie first graders. :)
Ooh la la!