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Homemade slime – what works and what doesn’t?10/10/2017

One of the questions we hear most often from parents at our science birthday parties and after school clubs is ‘how do we get slime to work at home?’ We’ve compiled a list of the slime recipes that work and those that don’t to help you achieve successful slime at home! Borax Slime Perhaps one […]

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Tornado in a Jar03/10/2017

Tornados can be hard to understand, but this easy tornado experiment should help you to see what is happening inside a deadly storm. This is is one of our easiest experiments yet and is a great way to see a tornado up close! Use some household materials and make a tornado in a jar. Read […]

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Engineering Experiment: Cotton Reel Car26/09/2017

Try a bit of engineering with our latest experiment and make a cotton reel car. This engineering experiment will help you to understand how energy can be transferred, stored, and released, as well as making a fun toy to play with! You will need: Cotton reel Elastic band Stick eg. skewer or pencil 1x match […]

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Light and Colour Experiment27/08/2017

Did you know? The primary colours of light are different to the primary colours of paint/ink! We are used to knowing that the primary colours of paint are red, blue and yellow, or (if you want to be technical) magenta, cyan and yellow. But the primary colours of light are actually red, green and blue. […]

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Invisible Ink Experiment – Spy Science!20/08/2017

Use some ‘spy’ science and send secret messages using our invisible ink experiment! Wow your family and friends by tricking them into thinking you have given them a blank piece of paper, and then revealing a secret message underneath. This may look like magic but read right to the end to learn the science behind […]

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Smell Test Experiment – Are you a super smeller?11/08/2017

Find out if your nose is up to the test with our smell test experiment. Did you know? All 5 of our senses work directly with our brain to make sense of the world around us. This simple test may trick you without realising it, make sure to try it on your friends and family […]

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Make your own Lava Lamp29/07/2017

Try some funky science with our lava lamp experiment! Chemistry gets a disco twist in this fun experiment using every day kitchen ingredients. You will need: A jar Oil Fizzy tablet (Alka-Seltzer, vitamin tablet or similar) Food colouring (colour of your choice) Method: Half-fill the jar with water Add a few drops of food colouring Fill […]

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Exciting Opportunity with Fun Science West Lancs!04/07/2017

Fun Science West Lancs are beginning their search for an exceptional person to undertake a 6 months, full time, paid work placement. Training will be given in all aspects of the business from admin and marketing to delivering sessions to children. First thing on the training agenda will definitely be how to make slime! Must […]

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Turning Arrow (Refraction Experiment)20/06/2017

Wow your family and friends with this amazing refraction experiment. Make the arrow flip over right before your eyes! Of course, it’s not really magic – it’s science! It is called refraction of light and read on at the end of this post to see how it works. You will need: A pen Paper 2 […]

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Lollipop Stick Harmonica14/06/2017

Learn how vibrations carry sound and make your own lollipop stick harmonica! Music and science combine in this tuneful experiment. Making music is lots of fun, but it can be hard to understand how it works, this experiment will help you to understand how sound travels. Music and science go hand it hand, because sound […]

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