Category Archives: Awesome Experiments

Rolling Cans

Have you ever used a magic to move an object? Well this is pretty close! In this experiment we’ll be controlling the movement of an empty drinks can without even touching it! You will need An empty fizzy drink can Balloon Hair or jumper Method Put the empty can on its side on the table…

Pencils through a bag

What happens when you puncture a bag of water? …it leaks, right? Well here’s an experiment where we get pencils through a bag without losing a drop! You will need Sandwich or freezer size plastic bag 10 sharp pencils Water Outside space Method Note: It is a good idea to do this over a sink…

Melt your heart

With Valentine’s day celebrating those we love, here’s an investigation to melt your heart! You will need Different types of chocolate (dark, milk or white) A small sandwich bag or cling film Your hand Method Test 3 different types of chocolate (different makes or types) which are roughly all the same size. Place each chunk…

Cleaning Pennies

Copper pennies always appear very dull even though copper metal is naturally much brighter. In the experiment we will find out why pennies look so dull and the best way to clean them. You will need Some dull looking pennies Small bowls or pots Salt Vinegar Kitchen roll Teaspoon Method Keep a few pennies out…

Shaving Foam Prints

Create beautiful prints on paper using shaving foam and food colouring! You will need Plate or disposable tray Shaving foam Food colouring Fork Paper Method Cover a plate or tray with shaving foam. Add a few drops of food colouring to it. Using the prongs of a fork, swirl the food colouring around making patterns….

Milk Explosions

A colourful explosion that will mesmerise you again and again! You will need A shallow plate Full fat milk Food colouring Washing up liquid Ear bud Method Fill your plate with full fat milk so the surface of the plate is just covered. Drop 1 or 2 drops of food colouring  into the centre of…

Toothpick Structures

Have you ever made an edible tower? Join us in this activity and see how creative you can be! You will need Cocktail sticks Jelly sweets such as jellybeans or ‘midget gems’ Method Carefully pierce a jelly sweet centrally with your cocktail stick Secure another jelly sweet in the other end of the cocktail stick…