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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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