Find out more about our very popular science parties
Are science parties fun?
That's what birthday parties are all about! Birthday parties are times when children are most active. However children get bored easily and so need many activities to keep them busy.
Are science parties safe?
Of course! All presenters of Fizzics Education Pty Ltd hold at the very least 2 years of a B.Sc, with the majority also holding teaching and/or science communication qualifications. Each presenter has experience in presenting science programmes in a variety of settings and performance appraisals by teachers and parents are routinely submitted to our office. We have never had an incident after running over 1000 science parties!
Each employee is screened by the 'Working with Children Check' administered by the NSW Commission for Children & Young People. This includes a full background check as required by following legislation:
Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998
Child Protection (Offenders Registration) Act 2000
The background check also covers federal and state criminal records and relevant Apprehended Violence Order checks. You can also meet our team here.
Our programs adhere to the 'Chemical Safety in Schools' document that is administered by NSW Department of Education and Training. This document governs all chemical activities that occur in schools and educational institutions from years K to 12 and specifies who can demonstrate chemical reactions and under which circumstances.
Fizzics Education Pty Ltd is fully insured, with $20 million dollars (AUD) in public liability insurance.
Can you run a party for children younger than the stated age?
Yes we can but the workshop or show will most likely have to be adjusted to suit the children's ability. Young children have limits; their attention span, their prior understanding and their fine motor skills. We employ science educators so that we can adjust most parties to suit the children's needs but going outside of the suggested ages can risk the children either not understanding some of the concepts or physically being incapable of using the equipment. In general the hands on science party, and dinosaur party are better suited for young children but in some cases have had to be shortened or have experiments substituted.
Please call 1300 856 828 or use this form for information.
What happens if it rains?
As we run hundreds of parties a year, it's bound to rain during a couple of them. The only activities that need to be run outdoors are the messy ones such as bubbles and slime making. On booking we always check that you have considered having a covered area such as a garage, lounge room or veranda as a backup. Having a covered area to use is a wise choice anyway, as hot windy days can be uncomfortable for the children.
When it rains the covered area becomes the focus of the party, whereby we make sherbet that children can eat and extend the science show instead of the bubbles and slime. The rest of the program remains the same.
The gross party is the only party that needs to be adjusted during a rain event due to the mess requiring the need to run this party outside. In this case we usually run a hands-on science party instead or simply run experiments in a suitable indoor area on a tarp.
Are girls interested?
Absolutely! Both boys and girls are interested in how the world works.
This is especially apparent for children under 12 years regardless of gender, where concrete learning is predominant. Concrete learning is typified by the need to manipulate and explore the world using touch. Our hands on activities are designed to stimulate interest in science for both genders and as such we rarely notice a difference between boys and girls parties.
Are science parties messy?
Not as much as you could imagine! We present hundreds of parties a year and so the programs must be able to be run without damaging or staining people's homes. Bubbles and slime are run outdoors for obvious reasons, however the majority of the program can be run on carpet if necessary.
All materials used are non-toxic and do not stain furniture, carpet or clothes.
If this is still a concern, we can make sherbet instead of bubbles and slime - just know that experience has shown that children prefer the tactile experience of making slime! Here are some ideas if you can't run the science party at your home.
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