Experiments

24 Feb 2016

Blowing up Balloons: Exploring C...

Blowing up a balloon with effervescent vitamin tablets or popping candy is a fantastic, visual and fun way to introduce the concept of chemical and physical reactions, and irreversible changes to children. These substances release a gas ( carbon dioxide ) when they are placed in water. The carbon dioxide cannot […]

17 Feb 2016

Sweet Shop Science: Chocolate De...

Coloured sugar-coated chocolates are great for exploring changes in water density. As well as being fun and tasty, they can be used to understand many naturally occurring phenomena, including the ocean currents. This experiment can be performed by a wide range of age and ability groups, with the science behind […]

10 Aug 2015

Investigating Gravity and Fricti...

A toy car speedway is a fun and engaging activity for primary school children but also has plenty of opportunities for learning. This activity can be used to allow children to learn about the principles of gravity and friction and how they affect speed but also to practice a wide range […]

11 Jun 2015

Filtering Experiment KS2 - Explo...

What is a filter? What would you do if your paddling pool was full of stones, leaves and bugs? You could empty it out and start again or you could filter out the debris. Filters are used to separate mixtures. For example a fishing net is a type of filter, […]