Thursday, October 21, 2010

12 Days of Halloween: Spooky Science Ideas (& we're giving away FREE admission to Maryland Science Center's Spooky Halloween Celebration!)

Halloween doesn't have to be all treats - - especially when you have some educational tricks up your sleeve. Here are some fun ideas:
  • Make Green Slime: What is more fun than ooey goeey slime? eHow has a great tutorial for making your own, all with ingredients you have lying around or can snag at your local grocery store: Elmer's glue, food coloring, Borax and water.
  • Alien Monster Eggs: Not for the wee ones (or weak ones!), but Alien Monster Eggs from The Kitchen Pantry Scientist are a fun way to observe how vinegar affects eggs.
  • Screaming Cup: Steve Spangler Science has a great experiment for making a-run-of-the-mill plastic cup screeeeeechhhhhh...
  • Pumpkin Seed Scavenging: Your preschooler will love going pumpkin seed scavenging! Cut a pumpkin in half and give him or her spoons, tweezers, rubber gloves and cup to collect seeds.
  • Halloween Shadows: PreSchoolRocks.com has a fun activity that will teach your little guy or gal about shadows - - friendly ghoulish ones, of course.
Want more spooky science adventure in your life? Then plan to walk the plank to the Inner Harbor for a spooktacular good time at the Maryland Science Center’ s annual family Halloween costume party -- Spooky Science-- on Saturday October 30, 2010 from 12 – 4 p.m.

Inspired by the Maryland Science Center’ s new exhibition, SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure, Spooky Science offers a bounty of freaky family fun including: pirates for sail, swashbuckling swordplay (interactive and entertaining lesson in sword-fighting), creepy crafts and erie experiments. Mad scientists will take over the Demonstration Stage for some hair-raising science!

We've got FOUR FREE tickets for a lucky (cool) progeny family to attend Spooky Science! To win, all you need to do is leave a comment with your email address and why you want to go to Spooky Science! Want an extra entry? "Like" (cool) progeny on facebook and leave a comment telling us you did. A second extra entry? Follow us on Twitter. In order to get multiple entries, you need to leave a separate comment for each one. You have until Thursday, October 28 at noon to enter! Good luck, mateys!

13 comments:

Fed Hill Desi's said...

Hi! We want to go to Spooky Science at the Science Center because it one more place for my daughter to show off her cute costume!
cindypaigedesi@yahoo.com

Kimberly said...

We would love to go to Spooky Science at the Science Center! My son is a budding scientist and would really enjoy this! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kimberly @ The Muddy Princess
kmnelson77@gmail.com

Kimberly said...

I also like (cool) progeny on Facebook!

Kimberly @ The Muddy Princess
kmnelson77@gmail.com

Cheryl888 said...

We'd love to attend Spooky Science! My daughter is very big into pirates these days as it's a theme in her first grade class!

Cheryl888 said...

I'm a fan of yours on facebook!

Fed Hill Desi's said...

we're a facebook fan!

christina said...

fan on facebook.

christina_loves_jay @ yahoo.com

christina said...

We would love to go to Spooky Science...because it is our first halloween here and we want to enjoy it!

christina_loves_jay @ yahoo.com

Michele Szper said...

We would love to take our little lioness and thomas the train to the Science for the first time. This sounds like an awesome time!!

Anna said...

I would love to take my two boys to the Science center! They are the cutest in their chicken and train conductor costumes!

Anna said...

I follow your blog on FB too!

annakim23@gmail.com

April said...

I want the tickets because I love the look in my 3 year old's eyes when he discovers how something works and the science center provides new experiences for him throughout the day!

April said...

I like the fb page too!!