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Fizzy ice cubes science experiment

Make fizzy ice cubes and rainbows of colours in our latest science experiment! You need very little equipment for this ice-cool fizzy experiment ideal for toddlers – baking soda, ice cube tray, water, colouring & vinegar. This is a practical and fun way to observe colour mixing, chemical reactions and change of state.

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The problem with the Coke & Mentos experiment that few people know about.

There’s a problem with the Coke & Mentos experiment that few people know about and we want to share it with you! Check you’ve got the right ingredients, follow our tips and then there’s something else you should consider.

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Science Flextangle (free template)

Here is a science flextangle template for you to download for free to make at home. These geometric toys are great fun to make and play with. A flextangle is usually made of paper, which has been folded in a specific way to make a movable, or flexible, toy.

Read on for the download with instructions.

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Make strong, stretchy clear slime (secret ingredient)

We’ve discovered a world exclusive secret ingredient to make perfect strong and stretchy clear slime, that you can pull really thin without it breaking. Here’s our recipe which uses clear PVA glue, a borax activator and the secret ingredient!

Read on to see how we did it, there’s a video to watch too, plus, of course…..find out the secret ingredient!!
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Make strong, stretchy, crackle slime (secret ingredient)

We’ve discovered a world exclusive secret ingredient to make perfect strong, stretchy, crackle slime every time. Here’s our recipe which uses white PVA glue, colouring, a borax activator and the secret ingredient!

Read on to see how we did it, there’s a video to watch too, plus, of course…..find out the secret ingredient!!
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Easy Children’s Rainbow Bath Bomb Recipe

Here’s an easy bath bomb recipe for children. Follow the method below and find out how we have adapted the recipe to make it simpler for children to do. These bath bombs are rainbow coloured too! We also explain the science behind why bath bombs fizz.

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Make Fluorescent Glowing Liquid

Make amazing 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, you should try it for an eye-opening science experiment.

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 secret messages with it and drew pictures too, which looked awesome under UV light! Fluorescein from these pens is safe to handle too – win:win!

Lets see how we did it and watch the video…..

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Gummy Bear Osmosis Experiment

Gummy Bear Osmosis Experiment

Gummy Bear Osmosis experiment is a fun demonstration to help explain the tricky subject of osmosis, as well as being a great way to teach experimental design. It’s also an experiment you can eat when you’re finished! Read on to find out why the Gummy Bear Osmosis Experiment is so good at teaching osmosis (obviously!), but also experimental design, mass, weight & volume as well as embedding maths.

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Giant Bubbles

You too can make Giant Bubbles! Once you’ve bought in a few bits of kit and some ingredients, there’ll be no stopping you! Both kids & adults love Giant Bubbles, they are awesome. Not only are these bubbles huge, but they float gracefully and the rainbow effect within them is stunning. So beautiful.

First you’ll need to make some bubble wands, then make the bubble juice. Read on to find out how!

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Caterpillars in Webs?

Have you spotted dense webs on hedges and wondered what’s lurking inside? Ever wondered what spider was behind them as they don’t look like a typical spider’s web. Possibly you’ve seen the webs with caterpillars wriggling in them? Well these grubs are not an eight-legged creature’s lunch and that web was spun by those caterpillars.

We spotted these webs, belonging to the Lackey Moth caterpillar, along the coast path near Westward Ho! in north Devon.  Here’s a brief introduction about these creatures, their weird webs, and crazy grown ups!

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