Another successful Halloween Spooktacular!

Last night, SMAACS hosted its annual Halloween Science Spooktacular in the Science Hall. We had 145 kids from the community join us to do hands-on chemistry experiments and view some fun demos. We love seeing the excitement and curiosity in these young kids and hope to encourage their interest in all things science!

Huge thanks to the faculty and staff who brought their kids and grandkids and the amazing SMAACS members who volunteered their time to make this event great, especially SMAACS President, Kyra Dvorak who took charge! 

SMAACS Halloween Spooktacular!

On October 26th, Saint Mary’s Affiliate of the American Chemical Society (SMAACS), hosted a Halloween Spooktacular for kids of faculty and staff, and the community. This is a free event that is held almost every year and is always a great success. This year was no different!

We had five hands-on stations for kids where they played with “ghoulish goo”, made “milk fireworks”, wrote a secret message in invisible ink, took their fingerprints, made dry ice bubble, and learned about carbon dioxide production by mixing household items like vinegar and baking soda. All of these stations were run by students who had as good of a time as the kids did!

SMAACS students also did demonstrations for all of the kids every twenty minutes.

What a great event with so much hard work done by these awesome students! After the kids left, they wanted to run some more experiments and put the goo they made into dry ice: it wasn’t as exciting as they had hoped it would be, but we had fun anyway!

IMG_1343Thanks so much for all of your hard work!