Invisible Ink
Jul02

Invisible Ink

This week we are playing detective (In special agent OSO style) and making secret messages with invisible ink. You can write messages or draw pictures to each other in secret ink and then make them appear to see what they say! (Note: it does require heat to reveal the messages so they would need to be supervised if young!) What you will need!  Half a lemon Water Spoon Bowl Cotton bud White paper Hair Dryer Method 1. Squeeze out the...

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Colourful Milk Display – Emulsions
Jul02

Colourful Milk Display – Emulsions

This week we are going to make a colourful milk display, like fireworks without the fire! This demonstrates emulsions. The washing up liquid is the emulsifier. What you will need: A baking tray Whole milk (it must be whole -any less fat and it won’t work) Washing up liquid A variety of food colourings! Method 1. Fill your baking tray with with milk 2. Add three/four drops of each food dye randomly in the milk 3. Add drops of the...

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Making Music

In this weeks Science Sparks we are making music using glasses filled with different levels of water. It is a great way to make a musical instrument, pretend to be in a band and learn a little science along the way! So come and take part in science sparks this week! I tell you, I bet the Kings of Leon have done this and if not they should! What you will need Some glasses or bottles Water Wooden stick or pencil What to do Take your...

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Science through play
Jul02

Science through play

I am a science teacher by trade but I am currently having a career break as a mummy, as I had three babies in 15 months who are now two and a half and eighteen months!Now, I am not your stereotypical scientist; male, white hair and a beard, slightly crazy, glasses and old! Well, slightly crazy maybe, but I like to call myself geek chic! A geeky Mum with a love of science and lip gloss!Most people are under the misconception that...

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Usborne Science Book Reviews
Jul02

Usborne Science Book Reviews

We are fast approaching exam season and thinking about the summer term and our children moving up to the next year group I thought it would be good time to post a review about some science books that may be useful to supporting you child in science or trying to enthuse and encourage an interest. As a passionate science teacher by trade I was kindly sent by Usborne  some Science books to review. Usborne Look inside Science by Mina...

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