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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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Speedy experiment – nervous coins22/07/2020

Your pocket money is alive! Well, sort of. Well, not really. But your coins will certainly seem alive after this experiment. You don’t need time or a laboratory for this one; like the tremendous teabag rocket, the test takes less than ten minutes. Furthermore, it uses entirely household materials, so won’t harm the environment! You […]

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The BIG EXPERIMENT results!14/07/2020

You dunked. And you dunked. And you dunked, and dunked, and dunked… In our big experiment, we asked young scientists and their parents across the country to dunk three types of branded biscuit. With this data, we’ve been able to work out which is the most dunkable. But who was the winner? Let’s take a […]

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See NEOWISE (CosWatch Blog 7)13/07/2020

Welcome to the seventh of Fun Science‘s CosWatch blog posts, which you can read through with your young scientist and learn how to see the comet NEOWISE. This comet is visible for about the next week, but then will be absent for thousands of years. Unless you’re immortal or a ghost, don’t delay! What is […]

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See Andromeda (CosWatch Blog 6)10/07/2020

Welcome to the sixth of Fun Science‘s CosWatch blog posts, which you can read through with your young scientist and learn how to see Andromeda, our galactic next-door neighbour. 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”, […]

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See Uranus (CosWatch Blog 5)01/07/2020

Welcome to the second of Fun Science‘s CosWatch blog posts, which you can read through with your young scientist and learn how to see Uranus. 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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Forensic Fun: Fantastic Fingerprints!29/06/2020

BREAKING NEWS: There has been a crime at the Fun Science HQ. Chemical Cress has discovered that all of her delicious digestive cookies  for the Big Experiment have been eaten! Clearly, some forensic investigation (detective talk for “collecting clues”) is required. This is the perfect time to whip out our Fantastic Fingerprints experiment. You will […]

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Moon Phases (CosWatch Blog 4)23/06/2020

Welcome to the second of Fun Science‘s CosWatch blog posts, which you can read through with your young scientist and learn the phases of the Moon. 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 […]

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