10 Christmas Science Activities
Nov07

10 Christmas Science Activities

Today I have some lovely Christmas science themed activities for you. How about growing some Christmas Crystals? Make some lovely spiced apple cider and explore filtering. Explore a mini Christmas tree.   Investigate the sparkly and matte surfaces of your Christmas ornaments. Enjoy some sensory fun with this Christmas sensory tub from The Imagination Tree.   How about making some candy cane goo? What about some Sparkly Ice...

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Christmas Shadow Puppets
Nov07

Christmas Shadow Puppets

Shadows are formed when light cannot pass through an object. As light moves in a straight line, shadows are the same shape as the object making the shadow. To demonstrate this you can make shadow puppets. We made a Christmas tree puppet and some different shapes to put on the top. What you need card scissors straws or lolly sticks tape torch or light Pens Glitter and sparkles What to do: Draw a tree shape onto some cardboard, and cut...

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Candy Cane Goo ( Oobleck )
Nov07

Candy Cane Goo ( Oobleck )

We love goo or oobleck  at Science Sparks, its wonderful to touch and play with and I am always surprised at how it can feel solid one minute and liquid the next. Today we made a Christmassy Candy Cane version. How to make oobleck Cornflour Water Peppermint essence Red food colouring Instructions I made up two batches of goo, one just normally with the cornflour and a smaller amount to which I added red food colouring, then swirled...

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