Fun Easter Science Experiments
Apr09

Fun Easter Science Experiments

We’ve just broken up for the Easter holidays and I have big plans for lots of fun Easter Science Experiments while everyone is off school. Here are some old favourites, new ideas from us and some great activities from other bloggers too. Egg Experiments Learn how to make an unbreakable egg. Find out how to make an egg bounce! Roll eggs down a ramp wrapped in different materials to see how they affect the speed of the egg. Can...

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Rolling Eggs
Apr07

Rolling Eggs

This fun activity kept my children occupied for hours,  we simply timed eggs rolling down our slide, then wrapped them in different materials to see if that affected their speed. Younger children will just enjoying rolling the eggs, but for older children you can spend time planning the experiment, thinking about which factors you need to keep constant and how to display your results. What you need: Egg – hard boiled might be safest...

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Science Activities for Valentine’s Day
Jan14

Science Activities for Valentine’s Day

I have to admit, we don’t really DO Valentines Day in our house. I’m not really a hearts and flowers kind of girl, but the kids are quite curious and excitable this year, so I’ve put together a small collection of fun and easy Valentine science activities. First up are these super simple heart patterns. If you wanted to mix it up a bit more, how about adding some flowers? I used these little hearts to introduce the...

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Christmas Sinking and Floating
Dec12

Christmas Sinking and Floating

We’ve done lots of sinking and floating activities before, but today tried it with a Christmas twist. What you need A large container Water Decorations   Method Look at your items, can you predict which will sink and which will float? You could even make a table to record your predictions and the results. Add each item one at a time to the water.     Were your predictions correct? Can you make a plasticine boat,...

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Magnetic Christmas Tree
Nov13

Magnetic Christmas Tree

Following the same principle as our Mini Magnet Maze , is this very cool Christmas tree. You can make the baubles move around like magic!   What you need Paper Thick Cardboard Paper Clips Magnet Christmassy decoarations Instructions Cut out  a paper tree and several round bauble shapes. Decorate your tree. Slide paper clips onto the baubles. Use the magnet behind the tree to make the baubles move around. Remember – not all metals...

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Creepy Crawlies and Candy Science Hangout
Oct30

Creepy Crawlies and Candy Science Hangout

Inspiration Laboratories and have been trying to Hangout more and share some of our coolest science activity ideas. We were joined last week by Megan from Coffee Cups and Crayons and Penny from Wildlife Fun 4 Kids for some fun Halloween Science. My 3 year old and I shared a cool candy potion. I don’t have any photos unfortunately, but it was very simple, and drinkable ( although maybe quite sugary ) What you need A bowl Spoon...

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Funny Bones and an AMAZING Science Pack from TWINKL
Oct10

Funny Bones and an AMAZING Science Pack from TWINKL

I am very much enjoying being an Ambassador for Twinkl Resources, I keep finding more and more wonderful resources on their website. This Halloween Resource Pack is a perfect example. It includes 24 PDFs, including display lettering, soup recipes, writing frames, bunting, page borders and the skeleton in this post. I’ve been wanting to do an activity based around the skeleton for ages, the impending arrival of Halloween and...

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Make some spooky noises
Oct09

Make some spooky noises

Kerry made this very cool eerie sounds device  two years ago. I made one today with my children and they LOVED the spooky noises it made. They kept scaring me, hiding round corners and creaking. You will need: A plastic cup A paperclip Some ribbon Water Thick tissue or paper towel. Something to make a hole in your cup. Method 1. Carefully pierce a hole in the top of the cup. 2. Thread the ribbon through the hole and tie a small knot...

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Challenge and Discover: Halloween
Oct03

Challenge and Discover: Halloween

This month, Inspiration Laboratories  and I are challenging you to do a Halloween Science Experiment. It can be absolutely anything as long as it it science based and Halloween themed. How about making some icky, sticky sensory goo for preschoolers, you could even add some toy bugs? Or for older children how about a moving ghost magnet picture similar to our magnet maze? We also have even more SPOOKY ideas in this Halloween Science...

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20 days of science fun
Aug22

20 days of science fun

Before summer started I had this mad idea to post everyday, foolishly thinking that summer would be calmer than term time and somehow magically I’d have all this free time on my hands. It didn’t really work out how I thought, but I did post everyday for 4 weeks, so here is our Spectacular Summer of Science. Week 1 Day 1 –  Baking Soda Ice Cubes Day 2 – Slipping and Sliding Day 3 – Fun Heart Rate Investigation Day 4...

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