My son turned 8 earlier this year. It's an interesting age because he's not quite a teenager but no longer a little boy. His experiences with the world are changing and so are his interests. Lucky for me, he's into all things science at the moment which made the theme for this year's birthday celebrations very easy!
I have to admit it was an exceptionally busy time of the year (and the thought of entertaining twenty 8 year old kids (mainly boys) scared the crap out of me! So I outsourced this entertaining! However, if you are brave enough to tackle a party like this for yourself then read on - I have your science party tricks all covered!