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Fun Science How to Make Sherbet16/04/2018

Have fun with the kids making this tasty sweet shop favourite, grab a lolly and dip it in your own, home made sherbet! You will need: 1 tsp citric acid 1 tsp baking powder 2 heaped tbs icing sugar A bag, cup or envelope! Method: Put the citric acid, baking powder and icing sugar in […]

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How Do Clouds Work?05/04/2018

Ever wondered “how do clouds work?” Or why it rains? This easy science demonstration helps us to see what happens all the way up in the clouds. Easy to do and you probably have all the equipment you need already! You will need: A glass Water Food colouring Shaving foam Pipette / dropper   Method: […]

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An experiment for Snow Day – Snowy eruptions!02/03/2018

It’s a snow day for most of the children here in England so we’ve come up with a great snowy, science experiment to try on your day off! You will need: Vinegar Bicarbonate of soda A cup A spoon Paint or food colouring Snow!   Method: Fill the cup with 4 heaped teaspoons bicarbonate of […]

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Layers of the Ocean – Visual Experiment01/02/2018

Learn all about the layers of the ocean in this visual experiment! Scientists have only explored less than 5% of the ocean, so it is still a bit of a mystery. One thing we do know is the different layers of the ocean and this experiment turns them into a density column so you can […]

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Arty Science – Festive Marbling!08/12/2017

We love getting creative, especially at Christmas time! Art and science combine in this festive experiment to make a brilliant, easy Christmas decoration that you can hang on the tree, or make lots to hang around the house! You will need: Bowl or tray Cocktail stick Marbling inks – We used these from Amazon –¬†Scola […]

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Homemade LED Christmas Decoration05/12/2017

You will need: 3V button battery LED bulb (Light Emitting Diode) We used these from Amazon –¬†100 Pieces Clear LED Light Emitting Diodes LED Lamp Assorted Kit 10 Colors 5 mm Electrical tape Pipe cleaner Ribbon (optional) Scissors *adult supervision* Method: Take your LED bulb and secure it to the battery using electrical tape by […]

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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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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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