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Fun Science At Home – Ebook14/05/2020

To help support parents with home learning during Covid-19 we are releasing our book (rated 5* on Amazon) as a free Ebook download.

This book contains six fun and easy experiments for budding scientists to try at home. Make a bouncy egg, create some very scientific socks and even make an explosion!

To purchase this book, simply add it to your cart and go through the usual checkout process. You will then be invited to download your FREE ebook and start having fun with science at home.

Potions and Mixtures home kit13/04/2020

 Fun Science home kits include all you need to complete some simple science experiments and links to an exclusive area of our website with videos and instructions to help your children understand the science behind their activities. Activities are recommended for children aged 4-11 with younger children needing assistance from a grown up to help them complete the activities.

This kit is perfect for children who just love making potions! Children will be conducting a mixture of chemical and physical reactions including mixing up a popping potion, a smelly mixture, making a mixture that goes hot and cold and making a strange slimey gel!

Bulk orders available for community groups, email info@fun-science.org.uk to find out more.

Magic Science home kit13/04/2020

We think science is the closest you can get to doing real magic and magicians actually use science for some of their tricks! All these tricks use water and children will be learning about absorption, adhesion and cohesion with 6 different scientific tricks – make water pour down a string, have a flower open on your command, make water magically disappear, grow disappearing water balls, make raisins dance and create instant snow!

Fun Science home kits include all you need to complete some simple science experiments and links to an exclusive area of our website with videos and instructions to help your children understand the science behind their activities. Activities are recommended for children aged 4-11 with younger children needing assistance from a grown up to help them complete the activities.

Bulk orders available for community groups, email info@fun-science.org.uk to find out more.

Human body home kit13/04/2020

This kit is all about the human body! Learn all about some of the coolest parts of the human body as you mix up mucus, create a DNA model, find out if you or your family are super tasters and paint model teeth. Children will learn how germs are trapped by mucus, what DNA is and also all about their different types of teeth.

Fun Science home kits include all you need to complete some simple science experiments and links to an exclusive area of our website with videos and instructions to help your children understand the science behind their activities. Activities are recommended for children aged 4-11 with younger children needing assistance from a grown up to help them complete the activities.

Bulk orders available for community groups, email info@fun-science.org.uk to find out more.

Night and Day home kit13/04/2020

Fun Science home kits include all you need to complete some simple science experiments and links to an exclusive area of our website with videos and instructions to help your children understand the science behind their activities. Activities are recommended for children aged 4-11 with younger children needing assistance from a grown up to help them complete the activities.

Children will be learning about ultraviolet light (from the sun) and the light that we see from the stars in the sky. Activities include making a bracelet that can detect UV light and making a star projector torch.

Bulk orders available for community groups, email info@fun-science.org.uk to find out more.

LED torch home kit13/04/2020

Fun Science home kits include all you need to complete some simple science experiments and links to an exclusive area of our website with videos and instructions to help your children understand the science behind their activities. Activities are recommended for children aged 4-11 with younger children needing assistance from a grown up to help them complete the activities.

This kit is all about electricity and light as children will be making their own simple LED torch complete with a basic switch. Adult supervision is needed when using this one with young children as it uses a (large) button cell battery which is dangerous if swallowed.

Bulk orders available for community groups, email info@fun-science.org.uk to find out more.

Colours home kit13/04/2020

Fun Science home kits include all you need to complete some simple science experiments and links to an exclusive area of our website with videos and instructions to help your children understand the science behind their activities. Activities are recommended for children aged 5-10 with younger children needing assistance from a grown up to help them complete the activities.

This kit is all about colours. Children will learn about diffraction and rainbows, use litmus paper to detect acids and alkalis and split pens with chromatography!

Bulk orders available for community groups, email info@fun-science.org.uk to find out more.

 

Energy & Forces Home Kit11/05/2020

Fun Science home kits include all you need to complete some simple science experiments and links to an exclusive area of our website with videos and instructions to help your children understand the science behind their activities. Activities are recommended for children aged 4-11 with younger children needing assistance from a grown up to help them complete the activities.

This kit is perfect for energetic children! They will be exploring forces and energy with a strange balancing toy, an energy-storing jumping popper and a non-newtonian fluid. Expect balloons flying everywhere!

Bulk orders available for community groups, email info@fun-science.org.uk to find out more.

Senses home kit11/05/2020

Fun Science home kits include all you need to complete some simple science experiments and links to an exclusive area of our website with videos and instructions to help your children understand the science behind their activities. Activities are recommended for children aged 4-11 with younger children needing assistance from a grown up to help them complete the activities.

This kit is all about our senses. Children will be learning all about braille and making their own braille picture. They will also be tricking their eyes and finding out how their sense of touch is more sensitive in some parts of the body than others. Children will also be making their own secret decoder to create and decode secret messages.

Bulk orders available for community groups, email info@fun-science.org.uk to find out more.

Dinosaurs home kit11/05/2020

This week children will be becoming palaeontologists as they excavate fossils and investigate dinosaur poo! They will also be creating dinosaur footprints to throw other palaeontologists off the scent and finding out the characteristics of their own dinosaur.

Fun Science home kits include all you need to complete some simple science experiments and links to an exclusive area of our website with videos and instructions to help your children understand the science behind their activities. Activities are recommended for children aged 4-11 with younger children needing assistance from a grown up to help them complete the activities.

Bulk orders available for community groups, email info@fun-science.org.uk to find out more.

Planets & Space home kit19/05/2020

In this kit we are blasting off into space and making a planet mobile to hang in your window! Children will learn about the relative distances of the planets and their order as they craft and create their own hanging planet display. They will also be discovering what happened after the big bang, and the phases of the moon.

Fun Science home kits include all you need to complete some simple science experiments and links to an exclusive area of our website with videos and instructions to help your children understand the science behind their activities. Activities are recommended for children aged 4-11 with younger children needing assistance from a grown up to help them complete the activities.

Bulk orders available for community groups, email info@fun-science.org.uk to find out more.

Forensics home kit10/06/2020

Oh no, there has been a crime in the lab! Can you use your magnifying glass to help us hunt for footprints and fingerprints? We will also need you to complete the chemical tests in the kit to find out which substances have been found on our suspects’ shoes. Children will love putting their forensic skills to the test with this action packed home kit.

Fun Science home kits include all you need to complete some simple science experiments and links to an exclusive area of our website with videos and instructions to help your children understand the science behind their activities. Activities are recommended for children aged 4-11 with younger children needing assistance from a grown up to help them complete the activities.

Bulk orders available for community groups, email info@fun-science.org.uk to find out more.

Christmas Science Kit29/09/2020

Making some colour changing stars!

PREORDER – Kits will be sent out in the week beginning 30th November 2020. The kit can be sent directly to your mini-scientist in a gift box with a personalised Christmas card or sent to you with a blank card for you to add your own message. 

Each gift purchased will include a donation to the Trussel Trust who support a nationwide network of food banks.

Our festive science kit is the perfect present for budding scientists! This gift is jam-packed with experiments including a tube of instant snow, a fizzing bubbling experiment, gloopy glittery red slime, amazing rainbow glasses, a tube of bubbles, a colour changing experiment and some festive temporary tattoos! Suitable for children ages 4-10.

Each gift comes with a FREE Fun Science Christmas card. Gift is packaged in a green gift box and contains a link to exclusive online instructions and videos.

Please include the message you would like in the card in the notes at checkout. If you would like the card left blank, or no card at all then please state this in the notes.

If you would like your gift sent directly to the recipient, please put their address in the shipping information.

Each gift purchased will include a donation to the Trussel Trust who support a nationwide network of food banks.

Supporting the Trussell Trust

Gloopy slime!

Big Box of Science06/07/2020

Keep your budding scientist experimenting at home with our Big Box of Science! This kit is jam-packed full of indoor and outdoor experiments to keep your primary age children busy come rain or shine. Our science kit includes 25 practical science experiments, covering five different topics to keep your little scientists busy. Activities include:

  • Launching a rocket to send a stretchy man to the moon
  • Making a scientific candy
  • Making bouncing bubbles
  • Creating solar prints using just the power of the sun
  • Making a compass bracelet
  • Telling the time with the sun
  • Creating sparks with flint and steel

As well as a kit full of equipment, you will have access to online videos and instructions to ensure your children are having fun whilst learning at the same time. Plus, our Big Box of Science also comes with a horrible science book (RRP £7.99)!

Suitable for ages 5+. Adult supervision needed for some activities.

Chemical Reactions Home Kit08/06/2020

Fun Science home kits include all you need to complete some simple science experiments and links to an exclusive area of our website with videos and instructions to help your children understand the science behind their activities. Activities are recommended for children aged 4-11 with younger children needing assistance from a grown up to help them complete the activities.

We LOVE chemical reactions! You will receive all the equipment needed to do your own chemical reactions, including blowing up a balloon using chemistry and creating a popping test tube. Plus Chemical Cress is on hand to explain the science behind your experiments.

Bulk orders available for community groups, email info@fun-science.org.uk to find out more.

Super Scientist Stickers06/02/2018

These super scientist stickers with the Fun Science logo are great for handing out to encourage great behaviour and reward fantastic answers to questions! Professionally printed, the price is for 10 sheets each containing 35 stickers (350 in total).

Birthday Science Kit11/06/2020

Our birthday science kit is the perfect present for budding scientists! This gift is jam-packed with experiments including a fizz-popping test tube, a whizzing balloon helicopter, gloopy green slime, amazing rainbow glasses and blowing up a balloon using chemistry!

Each gift comes with a FREE hand-written Fun Science birthday card. Kit will arrive in a green Fun Science box and link to exclusive online instructions.

Suitable for children ages 5-10.

Please include the birthday message you would like in the card in the notes at checkout. If you would like the card left blank, or no card at all then please state this in the notes.

10 x Micro:bits + coding course19/05/2020

This pack has been specifically designed for primary or secondary school teachers who are hoping to start a coding club at their school using the BBC Microbit. We recommend this pack for beginner coders aged 7-14 with younger children likely to need a little bit of help to complete the tasks and older children able to complete the activities on their own. Activities will start simple and get progressively more complicated as pupils get to grips with coding and there will be extension activities available too. You will need access to one computer per child (or per pair/small group) – each with a USB socket and an internet connection.

Through this course, your students will learn to create animations and pictures, make a light sensor and nightlight, code a compass and make a range of games to be played together and on their own.

The teachers’ pack contains

  • 10 x BBC Micro:bit – a very small, simple, codeable computer which can be used to make games, simple animations and much more. It includes an accelerometer, LEDs and light sensors. Children could have one each or use these in pairs or small groups.
  • 10 x Compatible battery pack
  • 10 x USB Cable
  • 20 x AAA Batteries (2 batteries needed per Microbit)
  • Downladable teacher’s manual with easy to follow instructions for five different lesson plans – each designed to fill an hour long session/lesson. These could easily be extended to last for a few more sessions.
  • Access to video instructions which will help you and your primary school pupils get to grips with the blockly coding and online editor.
  • Access to help and support via our email and phone lines.
  • The option of 1:1 zoom sessions to help you with any tricky coding bugs.

 

 

Mini Test Tubes x 504/11/2020

These mini test tubes are perfect for making mini potions, or even for turning into popping test tubes!

Capacity – 16ml

Includes – 5 x 16ml test tubes with lids

Pipettes x504/11/2020

Pipettes are a must have for any budding scientist!

Capacity – 3ml

Number of items – 5 individual pipettes

Instructions for use – Pipette instructions

Science Birthday Card (Personalised)05/11/2020

The perfect birthday card for any scientist or science lover!

This card can be sent directly to the recipient with a hand written message of your choice.

Please include the address you would like it sent to in the shipping details and the message in the “notes”. Alternatively, email info@fun-science.org.uk

  •  Science “Happy birthday” card.
  • “Happy Birthday” message inside plus optional personalisation.
  • 5″ x 7″.
  • White envelope included.
  • Designed in conjunction with Fun Science HQ and printed in the UK.

Inside reads “Happy Birthday”

Science Birthday Card x 505/11/2020

The perfect birthday card for any scientist or science lover!

  • 5 “Happy birthday” cards.
  • “Happy Birthday” message inside
  • 5″ x 7″.
  • White envelopes included.
  • Designed in conjunction with Fun Science HQ and printed in the UK.
Inside of card

Inside reads “Happy Birthday”

Science Christmas Cards x 1005/11/2020

The perfect card for any scientist or science lover!

  • 10 “Chemis-tree” cards.
  • Blank inside for your own message.
  • 5″ x 7″.
  • White envelopes included.
  • Designed in conjunction with Fun Science HQ and printed in the UK.

Science Christmas Cards x 505/11/2020

The perfect card for any scientist!

  • 5 “Chemis-tree” cards.
  • Blank inside for your own message.
  • 5″ x 7″.
  • White envelopes included.
  • Designed in conjunction with Fun Science HQ and printed in the UK.

Vibrating motors x 504/11/2020

Vibrating motors are great for all sorts of technical science. They are great for learning how circuits work. Our favourite use for them is making bristle bots!

Suitable for use with 1.5V or 3V button battery.

Contains – 5 individual vibrating motors