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Hidden Object Experiment19/11/2019

Water beads are great fun to play with, but did you know they can also be great for science experiments? Use water beads to make a hidden object reappear, and learn about refraction in this fun hidden object experiment! You will need: Clear water beads Clear container Object such as a small toy Jug Method: […]

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Fun Science is Eight Years Old!08/11/2019

On the 5th November 2011, Cressida Bullock ran the first ever Fun Science party. It was an Amazing Electrics party for two, eight-year-old boys and was held in a home in Bath. Eight years on, Fun Science is celebrating its eighth birthday and a few things have changed! Firstly, the Amazing Electrics party no longer […]

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Foaming Halloween Pumpkin Experiment22/10/2019

Get into the spooky spirit with this foamy chemical reaction! Our foaming halloween pumpkin is a fun end or alternative to pumpkin carving. You will need: Carved pumpkin Cup x 2 Spoon Dried yeast Washing up liquid Hydrogen peroxide (available from most chemists/pharmacies) Method: *An adult should do this* Fill one cup 1/4 with hyodrogen […]

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Hot Air Balloon Bag – Fun Science17/10/2019

Have you always wanted to go on a hot air balloon ride? Well this experiment won’t take you above the clouds but it will help you to understand how they work! Make your own hot air balloon bag with these easy instructions. You will need: A bin bag String 8 paper clips Hair dryer Decorations […]

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iFLY Teachers’ Showcases15/10/2019

iFLY has partnered with Fun Science to create the ideal out-of-classroom learning experience STEM packages for either primary (KS1+2) or secondary (KS3+4) school levels. Now, iFLY are offering you the chance to come and find out more about their learning packages which blend a hands-on practical science session with an experience of indoor skydiving for […]

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Funding available for British Science Week 202007/10/2019

British science week is on the 6th – 15th March and we can’t wait to get stuck in with workshops, free assemblies and science clubs in schools across the UK. I know lots of science co-ordinators, teachers and group leaders will be looking to book workshops and run their own events and there are various […]

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How to make electricity: Falling Magnet Experiment!25/09/2019

Can we make a magnet fall in slow-motion? Is copper magnetic? How do we make electricity? All great questions…Let’s find out! You will need: A straight copper pipe (at least 100cm in length) Small neodymium magnets *adult supervision required* A stopwatch/egg timer *optional* Method: Try holding a magnet against the outside of the copper pipe […]

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Top 3 Science Experiments for Primary School Assemblies18/09/2019

Are you the science co-ordinator in a primary school? Looking for some fun experiments to do in a science assembly for Ks1, KS2 or the whole school? We have collected our top 3 science experiments which are visual, fun and perfect for primary school children. These experiments make great interactive demonstrations with changes to pick […]

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Mind-Boggling Bubbles: 3-Dimensional Bubble Wand!04/06/2019

The special tool you use to make bubbles is called a “Bubble Wand”. Bubble Wands come in all shapes and sizes but no matter what 2-dimensional shape you make your wand, the bubbles will come out round like a ball (sphere). But what if we make a 3-dimensional bubble wand? Can we make a bubble […]

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Mummifying an Orange – Fun Science04/06/2019

Did you know? Even the ancient Egyptians used science! Learn how they mummified their bodies with this easy experiment. They used science to preserve the bodies and now you can see how by mummifying an orange. You will need: An orange Knife *to be use by an adult* Teaspoon Bowl Kitchen roll Ground cinnamon Salt […]

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