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Halloween Experiments – Fun Science22/10/2020

Here are some Halloween experiments for you to try with your little scientists in this spooky season – Erupting Pumpkin You will need: Hydrogen peroxide (you can buy this from most pharmacies) Dried yeast Washing up liquid Pumpkin (carved!) Cup x 2 Spoon Method: Make sure your pumpkin is carved (ask a grown up to […]

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Chicken in a Cup Experiment14/10/2020

We love experimenting with sound. Do you know how sound travels? It’s by vibrations! When you talk, when you bang a drum, even when you walk, vibrations are travelling to your ears. Have a go at making this fun chicken in a cup experiment and annoy your grown ups for hours – it’s science! You […]

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How to Make a Simple Paper Kite11/09/2020

We love flying kites but unfortunately the weather in the UK isn’t always ideal for it. However, this simple paper kite can be flown indoors or outdoors! Read on to find out how to make your own and the science behind why it flies. You will need: A4 paper Extra piece of paper Stapler Holepunch […]

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Simple Hydrogel Experiment09/09/2020

Have you heard of hydrogels? Would you like to try a hydrogel experiment? Hydrogels are polymer chains (lots of atoms linked together) that are ‘hydrophillic’ which means they love water! This makes them super absorbent. Some hydrogels are saturated which means they have already soaked up water – hair gel is an example of this. […]

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Home ed online science sessions03/09/2020

Our next course of online home ed science sessions starts on the 1st October 2020 and is aimed at home educated children aged 5-9. This course 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 […]

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Beginners Home Ed Coding Course03/09/2020

Is your child interested in learning to code? Would you rather they were designing video games rather than playing them? Home educating and don’t know where to start? Get to grips with the basics of coding with our online coding course specifically designed for home educated children aged 7-12. All sessions will be run online […]

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Speedy Experiment – Lemon Volcano20/08/2020

I can’t say I’m a big fan of lemons. They’re just like oranges, but a more boring colour and with a horrible taste. But, like them or hate them, with a few simple ingredients, you can turn them into a lemon volcano! You don’t need time or a laboratory for this one; like the tremendous […]

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Speedy Experiment – Alien Goo05/08/2020

Alien goo. What is it? Why do aliens use it? When did aliens discover it? I can’t answer any of those questions, because as far as we know, alien goo doesn’t exist. But I can tell you how to make something a lot like it! This goo will magically change form before your very eyes. […]

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See Saturn (CosWatch Blog 8)24/07/2020

Welcome to the eighth of Fun Science‘s CosWatch blog posts, which you can read through with your young scientist and learn how to see Saturn. What is CosWatch? There’s so much to see in the night sky! You may have seen Brian Cox on TV describing the “wonders of the universe”, or Carl Sagan talking […]

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11 reasons we haven’t found aliens22/07/2020

It’s one of the first big questions someone learning about space, especially a young scientist, will ask: Why haven’t aliens visited? This article contains a lot of speculation based on the ideas of leading scientists. At any time, we could discover a new scientific fact or idea that will completely change the whole way we […]

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