Mad Science Activity Booth Topics

(Make & Take projects are optional)



Discover the ooey gooey origins of plastic and see why plastic is so hard to break. Kids make their own slippery polymer to go! (This Activity Station always has a Make-and-Take.)


Dry Ice

Ever wondered how the infamous fog effect is generated? You guessed it…dry ice! Not only is this extremely cold form of carbon dioxide good at fogging up a room, it is also used to illustrate several other cool effects. During this demonstration, children learn all of the chilling facts behind dry ice, in addition to conjuring up a few magical potions using the element itself.



Learn about the forces of flight and experiment with different kinds of flying objects.\n(This station always has a Make-and-Take.)


Air Pressure

Perhaps one of the best parts of a birthday is getting to blow out the candles on the cake. However, imagine being able to blow out those candles from all the way across the room! During this demonstration, children use scientific concepts to blow out a candle from nearly 20ft. away, and ultimately learn how air can travel long distances.



Have fun with magnets while learning the properties of Magnetism. Devise your own cool experiments using the forces of magnets.


Static Electricity

Static electricity can come from various objects like carpet, doorknobs, sweaters, and balloons. During this demonstration, kids get to witness the effect of static electricity first hand. This demonstration is so mind-blowing, it makes the hairs on the back of their necks stand up—literally!


UV Light

Learn about the special properties of Ultra-Violet (UV) light. Experiment with color while you learn about the power of sunlight. Test the effectiveness of sunscreen. Become an ultraviolet detective with these amazing UV-sensitive beads!



Learn about the properties of light and how our brains interpret what they see. See the world through a bug’s eyes. Break white light apart into all of the colors of the rainbow!



Make some waves – sound waves. Learn how sound propagates, see sound waves, and hear what happens when sound waves are altered.


Optical Illusions

Seeing is believing, or is it? Learn how our brains interpret what they see and how we can be fooled by things that aren't really there.



Get engrossed in entomology. Learn about bugs and dispel some of their myths. Learn how insects defend themselves and how they can adapt to their surroundings. See what a Bug sees!

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