Online LIVE Science Classes
We’re passionate about helping children learn the wonders of science through practical, hands-on activities, that’s why we deliver the science kit to your door for our online live science classes, so that your budding scientist can become immersed in an interactive session.
£45 / block of 4 classes includes kit delivered at start of club.
Each kit has enough for 1 child or 2 children doing the experiments together.
More kits needed? – no problem! Siblings can either share a kit or we can send
you additional kits for £10 each. These are available to order on the booking page.
Next scheduled online live classes are:
Fizz & Popp Chemistry – 4 x 1 hr classes.
OUR NEXT SCHEDULED CLUB:
DUE TO UNPLANNED CIRCUMSTANCES THIS WILL NOW BE IN FEBRUARY 2024
A fantastic introduction to chemistry with a final session to introduce engineering science. in a fun and hands-on way, taught by a biology teacher and biomedical scientist.
Fizz & Popp Chemistry – the sessions
Rainbow Science – Rainbow Skittles, Chromatography, Art-science, acids & alkalis, pH testing with litmus paper.
Fizzy Science – Acids & alkali reactions, Rainbow Fizz, measuring, chemical balloons, comparing gasses, CO2 science.
Bubbly Science – Chemical reactions, colourful bubbling lava lamps and the chemistry behind them, blossoming flowers & bubbles.
Zoom Science – Make rockets, gliders & catapults (not exactly chemistry but heaps of fun!).
Fizz & Popp Chemistry – the kit
Here’s what you get: beaker, measuring cylinder, petri dish, litmus paper booklet, forceps, filter paper, bowl, bottle with lid, effervescent tablets, glitter, skittles, pipettes, food colourings x 3 vials, raisins, test tubes & lids, sodium bicarbonate, stirring stick, balloons, paper straw, googly eyes, cardboard core, pom-poms, templates.
Not provided – scissors, sellotape, glue, felt tips, sharpies, vinegar, wash-up liquid, veg oil, lemonade, glass, empty plastic bottle
What are the live online clubs all about?!
- Hands on educational and fun online, live science clubs around a particular topic using the kit we’ve sent to you.
- Suitable for ages 5-12 approx.
- LIVE and online, wither with Zoom or Google Meet.
- Online support via our private Home-Ed FB group.
- Work towards the British Science Association’s Crest Award – (optional extra).
- Earn stamps for the Children’s University Passport.
- Only £45 per family includes the kit delivered via Royal Mail’s Signed For service. Image and details of kits below.
- £10 per additional kit (for siblings – optional).
- The club is led by our scientist & teacher, Ruth (yes – an actual real scientist!).
- The groups are kept small (up to 10 screens), so Ruth can ensure your youngster is engaged and involved throughout.
A typical session:
During a typical session of one of our online live science classes, Ruth opens the class a few minutes early to check sound and video, and welcomes everyone in. We begin promptly usually this is with a catch up from the last session, to show any follow up activities youngsters did, or any big news to share. We then get underway with Ruth explaining the current session’s topic, we then work through the practical activities together, with Ruth showing and guiding youngsters through the task, whilst explaining the theory behind what they’re doing. Ruth asks questions throughout and encourages youngsters to share and ask questions too. A few families prefer to have their camera off, which is absolutely fine, although as Ruth can not see what you are doing, she may not be as interactive with you as someone with their camera on. At the end, Ruth offers suggestions on how to turn the activities into proper experiments useful for those working towards the CREST Award.
What happens during a session? Watch the video below!
Our other online live science classes/clubs:
Engineering, Biology & Horrid….
Engineers Science Club
– next dates tbc
An exciting hands-on club looking engineering ideas and creations. Lots of making and building in this club.
Nature’s Secrets – Colour changing bead bracelets, magic balancing butterflies, secret messages & decoder glasses.
Vehicle designs – Super gliders & zooming air powered cars.
Circuits – make simple circuits using bulbs and batteries, investigate insulators/conductors, make clay LED light up creatures.
Robots – Using battery packs and motors, you’ll make Art-bots to create a masterpiece then design and build crazy Vibro-bot.
Brilliant Biology Club
– next dates tbc
Learn about various aspects of biology in a fun and hands-on way.
Senses – activities to explore & fool the senses of touch, hearing, seeing, & smell.
Heart & Lungs – learn about blood cells, heart rate & pulse, make a lung model to see how air enters your lungs.
Excretions – what excretions tell us? Test (fake) urine samples for diabetes. Gut Marble Run. Dissect an owl pellet.
Unique You – explore symmetry in nature, discover fingerprints patterns, make eye colour gene bracelets and a model of DNA.
Horrid Science Club
– next dates tbc
Gross science experiments that kids love!
Sneaky – Make periscopes to spy on friends & jitter critters – mini-robots to spook your friends!
Gloopy – Make polymerised slimey snot or gooey bogeys, weird non newtonian fluids & Oobleck.
Smelly – Make & mix liquids to create worms which pop when squished. The difference between solutions and mixtures & make your own pH indicator.
Rancid – Collecting yeast farts and smelly fizzy reactions. Make bath bombs with a horrid surprise
What goodies are in the kits?
Chemistry Science club
Not provided – scissors, sellotape, glue, felt tips, sharpies, vinegar, wash-up liquid, vegetable oil, lemonade, glass, empty milk carton
Horrid Science club
Here’s what you get: PVA glue, slime activator, green & blue food colouring, bowls, periscope template, mirrors, 3V button battery, vibrating motor, corn flour, sodium alginate, calcium chloride, citric acid, sodium bicarbonate, mineral salts, yeast, sugar, beaker, stirring sticks, pipettes, straw, balloon, insects, googly eyes, paper ramekin, pot & lid, glitter.
Not provided – sellotape, scissors, felt tips, scrap card/paper, vinegar, red cabbage, knife & chopping board, spoon, ice cube tray
Engineers Science club
The contents differ slightly from the image above, here’s what you get: UV sensitive beads, bracelet cord, washers, red acetate, 2 x AA & 4 x AA battery boxes, bulbs & bulb holders, small pot of playdoh, LEDs, elastic bands, googly eyes, motor & off-centre mass, scrap kit, paper plates, wheels, axles, balloons, templates.
Not provided – sellotape, scissors, felt tips, plastic cup or similar plastic scrap/recycling, scrap card/paper, batteries, materials from around the home to test conductivity.
Brilliant Biology club
Here’s what you get: (may differ slightly from image above). Template for gastrointestinal tract, optical illusion, gene bracelet & fingerprints. Kit to make model lung, plastercine to make blood cells, owl pellet, dissecting kit & ID chart, PVA glue, slime activator, mystery scent, bowls, 4m string, pipe cleaners, (fake) urine samples & glucose test sticks, bead & elastic for gene bracelets.
Not provided – sellotape, scissors, colouring pens/pencils.
British Science Association Crest Award
At all our clubs, children can earn the BSA’s Crest Award, which means after 8 classes plus 8 extension activities (ideas are given during the class of things the children can do once the session is over) your child receives a certificate and badge from the BSA. If you’re not already registered you can do so here.
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- Ruth was brilliant at engaging my daughter in the home ed biology lessons, Danielle really enjoyed them and Ruth was happy to help and answer everyone's questions. looking forward to joining more Home ed sessions in the future.
- I've loved doing my home ed biology lessons with Ruth they were really fun she answered all my questions and didn't rush.
The sick experiment was my favourite
I liked the gene making, but everything was good
You and the group were amazing
Me and Jack's favourite was the owl pellet, everything you do is perfect.
Thank you so much to the team at Sciencedipity. My girls absolutely love science and the online classes have definitely made this aspect of home educating fun and accessible. Thank you so much and can't wait to get involved with more science
Thank you, Ruth, for your seriously inspiring online science sessions. My two kids spent many days afterwards re-creating the experiments in different ways - thanks to the excellent equipment kits you sent in the post. It's brilliant how you teach them the scientific principles behind the fun stuff, they love going on to apply those principles in other situations. They have learned so much and we will definitely be back for more.
We had a marvellous time. Your energy and creativity are really appreciated. My son loves the class.
He really enjoyed it, he was absolutely buzzing afterwards and is looking forward to next week
I can not thank you enough for today. The kids absolutely loved it!
just wanted to say a massive thank you for this morning, the children so enjoyed it!
Each session had three really fun and engaging activities, well taught and explained. None of the activities were “duds” or time fillers and my daughter was inspired to follow up each session with further investigation. The sessions were well priced and we are sad they have come to an end
Many thanks for your amazing lessons! They are so good at inspiring young scientists and introducing scientific concepts in a fun way.
Absolutely fantastic online classes. My 5yo looks forward to them every week and it has really fed his love of science and provided lots more avenues for him to explore in his own time. The kits are always well organised and the little added treats make it that bit more special and exciting for young children to receive.