your hand on as many different TV sets that you can and place
them around your party/facility/event. On each of the sets,
play a different science documentary video. Check your local
library for their selection in their documentary video section.
Some excellent selection might include anything geological
(the ones showing volcanoes erupting, ice glaciers, etc.)
or involving the solar system (showing the planets and the
sun from satellite photos.) The great part about this is that
you don't even need to have the volume on (in fact, especially
for adult parties where the guests will probably more enjoy
their conversations more than the videos
fun great looking table centerpieces, visit your local library
and check out some science books and arrange them with the
books standing up, half open so that their pages can be quasi-seen.
vignette set-ups throughout the party where people get to
do a little hands on science (make sure to incorporate several
different aspects.) Get the kids involved
guest comes with one.
kinds of photos and pictures can be nabbed from the Internet
and made into simple decorations. Print out photos of different
science experiment equipment (i.e. beakers, Bunsen burners
and lab research. Other images to consider would be different
Scientists as well as different areas of scientific study
(geological pictures, astronomy photos, etc.) Glue them to
black cardstock (the picture being a little smaller to allow
for a small black border on the cardstock.) These can be hung
all throughout the party area as well as hung from the ceiling
and made to stand up as centerpiece items. The greatest and
fastest place to find any image you want is to go to Yahoo.com
and click on IMAGES (right above the search bar.) The search
bar should turn pink. Now just enter what you want to find
an image of. You'll get an incredible selection to choose
from! Google also has a similar search at google.com (click
IMAGES from the top menu bar on the page.)
up photos of famous scientists along with their names. Number
each one. Allow your guests to see if they can figure out
which scientist made which contribution. (Worksheet)
a list of scientific discoveries. A game where they must put
them all in order (see Chronology)
the bubble idea from luau (with balloons) it can look like
bubbles from a beaker.
of the easiest and quickest invitations can be made from di-cuts
found at your local craft/scrapbooking stores. There are SO
many shapes to choose from, such as planets, moons, stars
to science experiment beakers and test tubes. You can either
write directly on them to be passed out or use them as inserts
for the invitations you have either already made or purchased.
They can also make great Thank You cards.