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Saturday, May 23, 2020

Believe it or not milk and cream are emulsions.  It is possible for tiny particles of two substances that seem unable to mix to suspend in around each other.  So the link above shows us how to make an emulsion but this experiment shows us how to split up an emulsion. It is both interesting scientifically but also very useful to make a very yummy food - butter.

All you will need is:

  • A bowl

  • A wooden spoon or a w...

Saturday, November 23, 2019

The Hot Chocolate Experiment

Learn about insulation the tasty way…

What you will need for this experiment is:
 

  • 2 identical cups

  • Hot chocolate drink powder

  • Marshmallows

  • A thermometer

  • boiling water

  • A science journal or some other piece of paper

  • Pens or pencils

  • A ruler

Use a chart to log your recordings during this experiment:  You will need a column for the time you measure the temperature,...

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...

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