Category Archives: Awesome Experiments

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…

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…

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…

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…

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:…