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Colour-Changing Thermochromic Slime

We’ve had science fun making this amazing colour-changing thermochromic slime using thermochromic dyes. This is a slime that changes colour as it uses a pigment sensitive to temperature, and here’s our quick guide on how we did it – very easy! Read on & watch the video too…..

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Orbeez Magic

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….

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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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Spooky Glowing Fluorescent Slime

Read on to find out how you can make this Spooky Glowing Fluorescent Slime using a yellow highlighter pen!
We made amazing spooky glowing fluorescent slime in time for Hallowe’en and we want you to be able to make it too. Read how easily we did it and watch the video too…..

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Rainbow Paper

Rainbow Paper

Rainbow Paper is so easy and cheap to make and you are blending a cool bit of science with art too! There are so many things you can make with your Rainbow Paper once it has dried, so this science activity nicely leads onto various craft activities.

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Bead on a String Puzzle: the solution!

Here is the solution to the Bead (or nut!) on a String puzzle. If you came to the busy Magic Mayhem Saturday Science Club workshop, you may have made one of these. In this puzzle you challenge your friends and family to move the nut from one loop to the other. It’s very tricky and if you have forgotten how to do it, I’ve made this little video of the solution below. Good luck!

 

 

The best slime ever!

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.

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Kayleigh

North Devon pupil Kayleigh is Young Scientist of the Month because she loves practical science, and attends almost every Saturday Science Club session. Kayleigh admits she finds it hard to do science experiments at home, so coming to our club enables her to get hands-on with science. At primary level, the amount of science varies from school to school. Kayleigh says about science at her school “you don’t get to do chemistry stuff and I really like chemistry”.

Hands-on science experiments and activities for kids like Kayleigh is what Sciencedipity is all about, whether its workshops for schools, or extracurricular clubs, such as Saturday Science Club, fun practical science is the name of our game.

Let’s meet Kayleigh……

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Sam

“it was insane!”

 

Young Scientist of the Month is our way of celebrating the amazing science-enthusiastic youngsters we meet regularly through our outreach work. This month we meet Sam, a regular at our Saturday Science Club in Tiverton, East Devon.

Sam’s enthusiasm to learn is amazing, he clearly enjoys the hands-on approach at Saturday Science Club. Sam is a confident youngster, and is very knowledgable about science in general so at one of our workshops I gave him a challenge! Which he took on without hesitation. I asked if he wouldn’t mind helping me demonstrate something to the group of children. Sam was brilliant at this, so much so that I wasn’t needed at all and became part of the audience for a change! I caught up with Sam after the workshop.

lets meet Sam……

 

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Millie

Young Scientist of the Month is our way of celebrating the amazing science-enthusiastic youngsters we meet regularly through our outreach work. Following on from Lois last month, this month we meet Millie, another girl who loves science, and hopefully there’s no stopping her. As mentioned in a previous post, the gender gap in Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM) subjects appears during secondary school. Did you know that only 9% of the engineering workforce are female? Shocking, lets move on…..

Millie is a regular at Saturday Science Club and also comes to the Science Activity days that we do in the school holidays. Enjoying a challenge, Millie gets really focussed on the activities that we bring to the workshops. We try to make our activities meaningful to help kids connect science to their own lives. If they can not make the connection, there is a high chance they will drift away from science.  The activities are designed to encourage children to think  scientifically, and develop critical thinking.

At a recent Engineering Science Day, Millie was tasked with making a Rube Goldberg machine and a robot, she took the challenges on with gusto! We caught up with Millie for a chat about robots & science.

OK, so let’s meet Millie……

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