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Lava Lamps

Have you ever seen a lava lamp? Well… in this awesome experiment you can make your own! You will need Tall / large clear glass or plastic cup Oil Water Food colouring Fizzy tablet (vitamin C or Alkazeltzor tablets work well) Method Fill the glass a third with tap water. Add food colouring of your…

Fizzy Trays

These fizzy explosions of colour will provide hours of fun! You will need A tray (a baking tray works well) Bicarbonate of soda/ baking powder Clear vinegar Small pots x 2 Food colouring Teaspoon or medicine syringe Method Sprinkle some bicarbonate of soda onto your tray evenly. Into your small pots pour some clear vinegar…

Sweet Science

Sweet Science is all about the science of sugar, with lots of sweet experiments and taste-bud treats! Experiments Investigating dissolving with candy canes 🍬 Learning about sugar crystallisation and making rock candy 💎 Making sherbet 😛 Discovering what happens when we burn sugar 🔥 You will need Sweet Science Big Bang Box Science Kit –…

Skittle Rainbows

Try this awesome experiment and watch a colourful display unfold before your eyes! You will need A pack of Skittles A plate Some water Method Place the skittles around the edge of a plate. The edge of the inner rim is best. The skittles can be arranged in any way, so this is great for…

Wacky Water

Wacky Water is all about investigating the weird and wonderful properties of water!  Experiments Water Loving and Water Hating – we’ll be investigating what it means if a material is hydrophobic. And we’ll be making hydrophobic sand to see how it interacts with water Dazzling Dissolving – we’ll be learning about how and why some…

Hot Science

Hot Science is all about heat, how it’s transferred and the reactions it’s involved in! Experiments Changing States – Learning about changes between solid, liquid and gas Cool Convection – Discovering how convection currents work and why hot air rises Colourful Combustion – Create a colourful display of flame tests at home Thermochromic Science –…

Mysterious Magnetism

Mysterious Magnetism is all about investigating the amazing and seemingly magical properties of magnets! Experiments Learning about the amazing properties of of magnets Investigating Earth’s magnetic field and making your own compass Making electromagnets Making a simple electromagnetic ‘train’ with batteries, magnets and copper wire You will need Mysterious Magnets Big Bang Box Science Kit…

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…