Orbeez magic is an optical illusion science activity which takes advantage of the fact that kids love Orbeez! An object disappears amongst clear Orbeez…..until, that is…. you add water – so cool!! Do this at home, and get your kids amazed at the magic…erm…I mean science behind Orbeez magic. Either just enjoy the magical demonstration or turn it into your own experiment at home or in school. Watch videos and follow the how to guide….
Category: science experiments
3 easy steps you’ve got to try!
Fireworks in a Jar is one of our favourite demonstrations and is so easy to do.
The colours explode into the water and create a tumbling rainbow which is mesmerising to watch, the colourful columns change shape as they gracefully fall, and new colours are formed as the original ones mix together.
This activity is not just pretty to look at, it creates an opportunity for talking and teaching about some of the science behind the colourful display.
We’ve just made the best slime ever…..and it smells amazing!
This slime is so easy to make!
Here at Sciencedipity we help kids make a lot of slime. Whether it be at a school chemistry workshop, a fun community event or a birthday party, we have literally made 100s of pots of slime with kids.
We experiment a fair amount with different slime recipes, but this recipe is so fab, it really is our best slime ever. We’re so happy about our new slime that we’ve just got to tell you about it!
This slime is different.
This slime is amazingly soft and light.
This slime is soooo stretchy.
This slime smells devine.
This slime is not sticky.
This slime smells amazing.
This slime is sublime!!
The new slime is made using our standard recipe but with hair mousse added, which make it so soft and makes it smell great!
Its so easy to make (as our video shows) and here’s how we did it together with tips on the best glue and things you need to know about borax.
Make Awesome Glowing Liquid at Home using the Insides of a Yellow Highlighter Pen!
This is so easy to do!
Extracting the fluorescent liquid from a highlighter pen to make glowing liquid is so easy for this amazing and cool science experiment. Yellow highlighter pens work best as they have a good quantity of fluorescein – the fluorescent chemical inside the cartridge.
We had a go at extracting fluorescein at home recently and we were amazed at how bright the fluorescent liquid was. The kids loved it, just pouring it into the containers was really satisfying. We wrote with it and drew pictures too, which looked awesome under UV light! As you can see from the video we made some mess, but it was easy to clean up and left no stains. Fluorescein from these pens is safe to handle too.
Lets see how we did it and watch the video…..