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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. British Science Association grants are now closed but the following funding may still be available. Don’t forget Fun Science has created a range of workshops […]

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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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Learn about your DNA at home02/05/2019

5 Fun Activities For Learning about DNA at home. What Is DNA? Where Is It Held? DNA is held in our cells, which is used to make the proteins that form the parts of our bodies. Without DNA, we wouldn’t be able to pass on our own characteristics and features to our children and grandchildren. […]

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Flame Resistant Balloon28/03/2019

What’s the quickest way to pop a balloon? Jump on it? Prick it with a pin? Surely setting it on fire would make it pop? In this blog post we show you how to make a flame resistant balloon. Plus you will learn all about heat conduction and convection whilst you are doing it! You […]

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Fun Science Buoyancy Experiment12/02/2019

Buoyancy can be really tricky to understand, our easy experiment will help you to understand why some things float and others sink. Plus, you get a treat at the end of it! You will need: A bucket or tub Water Can of pop Can of diet pop Method: Fill the bucket with water Make a […]

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British Science Week 2020 KS1 and KS2 Ideas10/01/2019

This year, British Science Week takes place from the 6th – 15th March and schools across the UK will be taking part in experiments and investigations. British Science Week is always a busy week for us because we run workshops in schools across England and Scotland. If you are interested in booking one of these […]

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River Formation Experiment – Children’s Science Experiment03/01/2019

Do your children know how rivers form? Some of them form with underground springs and others start when rain falls over mountains. Here is a fun and easy science experiment for your children to understand river formation! You will need: Three sheets of paper Tape A pen Water A small spray bottle, you can find […]

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