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Monday, October 7, 2019

Discover and understand the different layers of soil and why they are important using Lego!
 

Each layer of soil is important. 

Soil is formed over a long period of time for a number of reasons. It can take up to 1000 years for just a few centimetres of soil to form. Over the time that soil is formed, factors that help soil to form which are:

Living Organisms like plants, fungi, animals and bacteria

Topography This is the slope o...

Friday, September 27, 2019

You will need: a clear glass bottle, water, cooking oil, food colouring, a funnel, a fizzy antacid tablet

STEP ONE 

Fill your bottle with about 4cm high of water.

STEP TWO

Using your funnel pour in 100ml of oil

STEP THREE

Add 10 drops of food colouring to your bottle.  This part is fun to watch!  You can read more about it later in this post.

STEP FOUR

Now for the exciting part!  Add quarter or half a fizzing tablet to bottl...

Monday, April 2, 2018

All you will need is three things:

  1. A jar

  2. Water

  3. Washing up liquid

What you'll need to do...


First you need to fill a jar three quarters full to four fifths full.  I used jar about twice the size of an average jam jar for this, but a jam jar would still work.

Next add a tablespoon of washing up liquid.  We used green washing up liquid this time but I might try a clear one next time.

Put the lid on very tightly.  Ver...

Thursday, January 25, 2018

This is a simple but effective design that I used at Science Crazy last week. 

All you will need:

  • 9 big lolly sticks
     

  • 6 elastic bands

That’s it, apart from something light to propel across the room – pom poms, marshmallows, a scrunched up piece of paper etc.

To assemble…

STEP ONE

Stack 7 of the lolly sticks.

STEP TWO

Hold them together with 2 elastic bands either end…

STEP THREE

Put the other two, one over and one under, a...

Monday, July 31, 2017

Marshmallow Catapult

5 Marshmallows

7 long Skewers

An elastic band

Sticky tape

Step one

Build the base

You will need three marshmallows and three skewers (be careful of the sharp ends)

Use them to form a triangle

Step Two

Use another three skewers and another marshmallow to make a pyramid shape.

Step Three

Take your last skewer to make the arm to propel your marshmallow. 

Use sticky tape a spoon to the skewer and stick it in one of the thr...

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