Author Archives: bigbang

Floating Paper Clips

Try this awesome experiment at home! First look at the video below and see if you can predict what science is going on! HERES A CLUE: you’ll need to think about the term ‘surface tension Equipment: A small bowl, a few paper clips, some kitchen roll, some washing up liquid, and a toothpick Method: Wash […]

Detective Science

SCIENCE KIT – AVAILABLE APR 2021 ONLY This month in we’ve been talking to some real-life detectives and forensic scientists! Back in the lab, we have replicated some of their techniques so that we can send you some real detective science! In our DETECTIVE SCIENCE kit we’ll be learning about forensics. We’re sending you some […]

The Colour Exchange

Try this awesome experiment at home! First look at the video below and see if you can predict what science is going on! HERES A CLUE: you’ll need to think about the words density and convection. Equipment: 2 identical drinking glasses, 2 different colours of food colouring (ideally ones that are not similar), some card […]

Science Rocks

SCIENCE KIT – AVAILABLE MAR 2021 ONLY This month in the lab we’ve been investigating fossils… ready to send some out to you! In our SCIENCE ROCKS kit we’ll be learning about geology. We’ll be investigating the rock cycle using chocolate and discovering how fossils formed by making our very own! We’ll also be sending […]

Shaving Foam Science

This is a recorded LIVE LABS session from the 18th of February 2021 You will need: A tray, a can of shaving FOAM, 2 different food colourings, fork, white paper, and an empty jar. Storm in a Jar: Fill an empty jam jar 2/3 with water Top up with shaving foam Drop some food colouring […]

Lively Lemons

…and the science of FIZZING PANCAKES! This is a recorded LIVE LABS session from the 16th of February 2021 You will need: A plate, 1 lemon plus some extra lemon juice, baking powder or bicarbonate of soda, food colouring, a teaspoon, and a tray Erupting Lemons: Before you cut your lemon gently squeeze and press […]

The Screaming Balloon

Try this awesome experiment at home! First look at the video below and see if you can predict what science is going on! HERES A CLUE: you’ll need to think about the word ‘vibration’ Equipment: A balloon and a nut from a toolbox (those small, hexagonal, metal things with a hole in the middle) Method: […]

Soapy Science

SCIENCE KIT – AVAILABLE FEB 2021 ONLY We have been inundated with bubbles this month! Our lab has been overrun with soap, bath bombs and bubbles as we plan this awesome science kit! In our SOAPY SCIENCE kit we’ll be investigating bubbles and learning all about how soap works! We’ll also be making our very […]