Saturday Online Science Club
Saturday Online Science Club
Join us for our Fun Science club from the comfort of your home! All sessions are aimed at children aged 4-10.
This club will be run via Zoom and you will need a computer to access the sessions. A webcam is desirable but not essential and your child does not have to be on camera. Just £4 per session and £1 for each additional sibling.
These 45 minute sessions are run by a highly trained scientist and provide children with an opportunity to socialise whilst learning. Sharing results is a key part of scientific research and these sessions will encourage collaboration.
All sessions will involve practical science experiments that use easily obtainable materials. Please see below for a list of sessions and the equipment that will be needed. You will need to source this equipment ahead of each session but you are likely to have most of it at home already. The majority of each session will be practical experiments with some time for watching a larger demo and sharing ideas with other children in the group.
The price for a block of four sessions is £16 per screen. Additional siblings are welcome to share a screen and work on the activities together and there is an additional total cost of £4 per additional sibling.
This club will be limited to 15 screens and 20 participants so that every child gets the most out of the club. These sessions are aimed at children aged 4-10.Click here to book
Session 1 – 10am – 7th November – Colours – In this first session, children will be exploring the science of colour and learning the different between the colours of light and the colours of ink. We will be conducting chromatography, making bubbles to trap rainbows and doing a colour changing reaction. You will need:
Kitchen roll/toilet paper x 3 sheets
Felt tip pens (a selection of colours)
Cup of water x 2
Cocktail stick/sharp pencil
Red cabbage (just a section or a few leaves is fine)
One or more acids (e.g. vinegar, citric acid, lemon juice)
One or more alkalis (e.g. bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, washing powder, toothpaste),
Washing up liquid
Straw (paper, metal or plastic)
Session 2 – 10am – 14th November – Rockets and flight – This session is all about forces and children will be making a range of flying machines. You will need:
Straw (paper or plastic)
Paper clips x 3
A4 paper x 4 sheets (can be scrap paper)
Session 3 – 10am – 21st November – Chemical and physical reactions – Children will go away from this session with a passion for chemistry. They will also know the difference between a chemical and physical reaction! You will need:
Cup of water,
Small amount of vegetable oil (as much as you can spare)
Clear cup/glass x 3
Bicarbonate of soda/baking powder
Empty bottle (any size)
Session 4 – 10am – 28th November – Magic science – Some experiments are so cool, they look like magic! This session includes lots of ‘tricks’ and best of all, children will learn how they are done! You will need:
String x 15 cm length (roughly)
Tray/washing up bowl
2 x empty clear cups
Cup of water
A4 paper x 2 sheets (can be scrap)
Pen (any colour).