The NAEYC 2009 Surprise – Science Experiment Requires a Forklift


Follow me on TwitterSo, what’s in store for this year at the NAEYC annual conference? We have a science surprise for everyone who stops by our booth (#323). While I can’t let the cat out of the bag right now, I can give you a few hints. It’s totally hands-on and it’s so large that it requires a forklift to move it. If you’re lucky enough to be attending the conference, follow us on Twitter so we can give you a few more hints and let you know how and when you can participate.

Washington D.C. is preparing for the arrival of thousands of early childhood teachers at the NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) annual conference. Over the years, I’ve been honored to present hands-on science workshops and featured sessions, but I probably enjoy my time in the exhibit hall the most… because we always try to plan something over-the-top for the thousands of teachers who stop by the booth. We’ve filled our science demo island with hundreds of gallons of Instant Snow, shot off 700 Mentos Diet Coke geysers, and introduced the release of our Geyser Tube toy with a life size Boy in a Box demo. Last year, a volunteer from the audience vanished in a cloud of smoke.

Here’s what happened last year…

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3 replies
  1. Janet C
    Janet C says:

    I hope Steve is doing the huge tank of cornstarch at NAEYC. But I’m not sure how he would keep from making a huge mess. See you there next week.

  2. Kris
    Kris says:

    Saw Steve and his gang at the 2005 NAEYC conference in Atlanta, and it was my favorite part of the entire conference!!! Sprnt more money at his booth than any other, and continue to order online. Looking forward to checking out his space and experiments again this year! Might shop for Christmas, too!


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