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. Our parties utilise experiments that captivate children of all ages, where their fascination as to ‘how things work’ keeps them more than occupied. Often adults are compelled to join in when their child brings an experiment to them with a smile on their face! We combine accessible experiments seen in science toy stores and classrooms with ‘wow’ experiments we run at hundreds of schools a year. Our presenters are constantly assessed by teachers, parents and peers, with feedback being provided daily. They are well practised in gauging audience reactions and utilise humour, anecdotes and memorable demonstrations to reach children. Above all – we like what we do and it shows! 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 Checks’ administered by each State. This includes a full background check as required by the following legislation: NSW: Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 VIC: Working with Children Act 2005 ACT: Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 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. Our age guidelines are described in each party so that your guests have a great time and that your party booking runs smoothly as described. Having only a couple of your attending guests younger than the rest of the children generally does not present an issue. As always, please contact us if you have questions!