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Make Fluorescent Glowing Liquid

Make amazing glowing fluorescent 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 fluorescent 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!

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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Spooky Halloween 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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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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Make Magnetic Slime

Magnetic Slime….it moves….it slides…..it gobbles up magnets…….this slime is alive!!

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Slimey Science fun at home making magnetic slime. Read on to find out how to make magnetic slime & watch the video too…..

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Why do scorpions glow under UV light?

Did you know this?!

Last week at the Science & Nature Easter Holiday club, we met Spike – the scorpion. Spike’s owner, Ranger Russ, taught us loads about all his animals that he brought in for us to see, such as Millie the Millipede, Chomper the Tarantula, and Clive the 12ft python! However I was particularly intrigued by Spike’s special ability to glow under a UV torch, so I looked into this phenomenon a bit more and here’s what I found out…..

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Fireworks in a Jar

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 immiscible liquids, garvity & diffusion, which all play a part in this colourful display.

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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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