Monday, October 7, 2013

Candy Experiments starts a campaign for the USA Science and Engineering Festival

Once again, Candy Experiments has received a personal invitation to the USA Science and Engineering Festival, which hopes to help get kids excited about science. You can't beat candy experiments for getting kids excited!

At USASEF 2010 and 2012, we watched kids' eyes go wide as they weighed candy, and we cheered for them as they competed to sink marshmallows. We showed them how to make Warheads bubble. We helped them make chromatography rainbows, and taught one mother that the brown M&M's she chose for her children were full of the red dye she'd been trying to avoid! We love to see kids' eyes light up as they experiment: they're learning about reactions, nutrition, and math, but they're having too much fun to notice!

Presenting at USASEF is our way of giving back to our country. We hope to help spark new interest in science, and to help fight obesity by showing what's really in our food. I can't count how many times our demonstration has made people swear off soda! We're making a difference--and you can help.

The money raised by this campaign will be used to set up and fund a Candy Experiments booth at the USASEF in Washington DC, April 26-27, 2014. Expenses covered will include
-candy, experiment materials, and supplies for the booth
-travel expenses, including airfare to DC, lodging, and meals
In return, contributors will receive various perks, including recognition on www.candyexperiments.com, candy experiment cards for Halloween, signed copies of Candy Experiments, thank-you postcards, candy experiment events, or space on the Candy Experiments banner at USASEF.

Please help us take Candy Experiments to USASEF!

2 comments:

  1. Hi Loralee! Congratulations for getting a table at the USA Science and Engineering Festival again this year. We plan to attend again and will be sure to drop by your table to say hello! Good luck with your campaign. I bet you need a lot of candy to keep all those kids engaged. A couple of years ago when we first walked by your table, it was so swarmed with kids that mine couldn't get in! We waited until later in the day when most people had gone home; then we had a chance to see your exhibit. On another note, I mentioned your website yesterday as a great resource for people to do science experiments with their leftover Halloween candy! Thanks for being such a great resource to all of us! Warmly, Liesl http://www.parents.com/blogs/homeschool-den/

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  2. Thanks for checking in, also for mentioning us on your blog. I'm actually looking for families to come volunteer if you're interested--the kids would definitely get to do some hands-on stuff that way! Anyway, stop by and say hello when you're at USASEF, I'd love to see you!

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