From the Science Museum, this resource contains a booklet of science activities using everyday ingredients, with notes for teachers. The booklet contains step-by-step instructions for science activities and experiments that are safe and easy to do in the classroom or at home. The individual activities allow exploration of the following areas of science:

  • Blow-up balloon - expansion of gases and how gases differ from solids
  • Alka-Seltzer rocket - gases, chemical reactions and forces
  • Lava lunacy - liquids, mixtures, molecules, density, acids and bases
  • Cornflour slime - some materials can behave like a solid or a liquid, depending on what you do to them
  • Milk magic - mixing materials and surface tension
  • Fizzy fountain - how different materials react together and learning about carbon dioxide
  • Bubble trouble - the properties of water and the changes caused by a bubble mix
  • Gravity-defying water - gravity and air pressure
  • Stupid egg trick - friction and gravity
  • Tablecloth trick - friction

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This is really useful for some ideas for science club, thank you


These look great good call Maisie