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


Fill your bottle with about 4cm high of water.


Using your funnel pour in 100ml of oil


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.


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…


Stack 7 of the lolly sticks.


Hold them together with 2 elastic bands either end…


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

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