09 Sep 2015

Exploring Rainbows and Prisms

  How to Make a Rainbow Did you know the light around us (usually from the sun, but also from the lights in our house) is made from a mixture of different coloured light? White light as it is called is actually made up of all the colours of the […]

16 May 2016

Exploring Orbit with Movement: A...

This fun activity uses movement to help children to understand how the moon and earth move in relation to the sun. Whilst it links particularly well to the curriculum for KS2, it is also a great learning opportunity for children of all ages particularly those working on a space topic. What is orbit? […]

30 Mar 2016

Measuring Shadows: Telling Time ...

Did you know that the Romans used the position of the sun and the length of shadows to estimate the time of day? This fun investigation is a good way for children to learn about Romans, light, shadows and the movement of the earth in relation to the sun. It is […]

24 Feb 2016

Blowing up Balloons: Exploring C...

Blowing up a balloon with effervescent vitamin tablets or popping candy is a fantastic, visual and fun way to introduce the concept of chemical and physical reactions, and irreversible changes to children. These substances release a gas ( carbon dioxide ) when they are placed in water. The carbon dioxide cannot […]

24 Feb 2016

Sweetie House: A Sugary STEM Act...

A house made from sweets is an inviting, hands-on, irresistible learning experience for children (both EYFS and KS1), and a great STEM activity for starting to think about scientific investigation skills, planning, working as a team and engaging in an iterative process of designing and making.. The children need to […]

24 Feb 2016

Sweet Shop Science: Density Curr...

  Coloured sugar-coated chocolates are great for exploring changes in water density. As well as being fun and tasty, they can be used to understand many naturally occurring phenomena, including the ocean currents. This experiment can be performed by a wide range of age and ability groups, with the science […]

07 Jan 2016

Learning about the Weather: 6 Fu...

The weather informs many of our daily decisions, and is a great topic for encouraging varied and interesting scientific enquiry as well as understanding a range of scientific concepts including light, seasons and states of matter. While the weather is generally seen on a very large scale, we can recreate […]

09 Sep 2015

How to Make a Rainbow

Learn how to make a rainbow with this fun learning activity for KS1 and KS2 children to learn about light and the weather. Make a real rainbow with a hosepipe If you have a hosepipe that can make a fine mist of water ( or a spray bottle ) you […]

09 Sep 2015

Investigating Gravity and Fricti...

A toy car speedway is a fun and engaging activity for primary school children but also has plenty of opportunities for learning. This activity can be used to allow children to learn about the principles of gravity and friction and how they affect speed but also to practice a wide range […]

19 Jun 2015

Magnetic Mini Beast Maze

A magnetic mini beast maze is a fun classroom activity for children to learn about magnets, it is particularly useful as for learning about forces and magnets as part of the national curriculum for lower keystage 2. For younger children it can also be a fun game for learning about mini […]