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By Charlene Bhana, a wife, and stay at home mom who is homeschooling her little girl. She’s  also mommy blogger, with a love for travel, sushi, sneakers, and all things Disney. Visit her blog, High heels and Fairy Tales

On Monday we went to the Rand Show. It had been thirteen years since we’d last been. That was a few months after we got married, and a few years before we had a Zee of our own. This year we decided to take our little person to the show. I knew it would be a whole different experience going with Zee, as we’d be seeing things through her eyes, and finding ourselves in halls/areas we most likely would have missed were we there as adults alone.

One of the halls we ended up spending much of our time in was the Science and Technology hall. The main attraction there for Zee and many other little ones was the Nutty Scientists stand. 

If, like us, you’ve never heard of them before, here’s a little about them:

Nutty Scientists: A wacky way to make science stick.

Since 1996, children around the world have benefited from the Nutty Scientists® method for learning through experimentation, participation, and most of all – fun we teach scientific concepts in a way that children understand and remember.

From after-school programs and summer camps, to in-class workshops, shows events, parties and more, Nutty Scientists award-winning curriculum can be delivered how, when and where you need it.

On hearing Professor Fun on the mic, Zee rushed over to join a group of kids, sitting on the floor, listening to her tell them about science, and how fun it is. They giggled at the funny things she said, and screamed loudly when she asked them to – either respond to questions, or to say “SCIENCE IS FUN!” 

They eagerly raised their little arms, volunteering to be part of the fun experiments. They ran excitedly to their tables with the other professors, to do the experiments in smaller groups. We participated in experiments with water. There were excited squeals, as they watched tables hold a quarter filled glass of water upside down while a business card kept the water from falling out. 

There were more gasps and giggles as they poked skewers through a plastic bag filled with water, and the water didn’t come rushing out. Adding soda water to each of their test tubes caused the raisins inside to “dance”, which they loved. 

They did about six different experiments, and the kids enjoyed each more than the last. We all know that the more you enjoy something, the more likely it us to stick. Well done Nutty Scientists, you’ve definitely found a winning formula. 🙂

You can still catch Nutty Scientists at The Rand Show, until Sunday 23 April. 

Click here to find out more about what the Nutty Scientist has to offer – parties,educational shows, classes, extra murals and more.

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