10 fun science activities for hot days

The UK is hot, hot, hot at the moment, so today I’m sharing some fun and cooling summer science for hot days.

My favourite is exploring melting and mixing of colours by making slushy drinks with fruity ice.

Investigating ice

Or you could freeze water in a balloon, and see what happens…

ice play

Can you make some lovely summery ice?

Or, how about making some ice cubes and finding out where they melt the fastest.

Ice Play


If you have a paddling pool why not try one of these 5 activities while you are splashing around.

summer science

You could take some sponges and flannels outside and explore absorption.

Do you love ice cream? How about making some Ice Cream Soup.

What about having some lolly stick races?

Explore absorption and properties of materials with this fun activity using a LEGO man.

summer science

Finally, what about testing objects to see whether they sink or float.

Do you have any other ideas? Can you think of something you could do with water balloons?

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