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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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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Fun Sparks: A little bit of Sparkle
Dec08

Fun Sparks: A little bit of Sparkle

Welcome back to fun sparks and this week we have another Christmasy themed post! Today we are going to look at shiny and matte surfaces and how we can tell the difference. A really simple practical, but one that needs the ‘stuff’ and Christmas time is that perfect time of year! Basically shiny surfaces reflect light well and matte surfaces don’t. For this you will need: A flashlight Shiny items for example: tinsel...

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