Lava Lamp

A blibby blobby lava lamp you can make in minutes!

Lava lamps have been around for years and are mesmerising to watch. In this experiment, using no heat source we make a crazy lava lamp of our own.

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Coloured water flowing through kitchen towel between five glasses

Walking Water

Colourful water goes for a stroll up out of one glass and into another in this incredible experiment!

Can coloured water really step out of a glass and into another? What forces could be at work in this experiment that let water defy gravity and common sense?

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Amazed girl holding an inverted glass of coloured water

Anti-Gravity Water

Make water defy gravity by staying in an upturned glass... Is it magic? It looks it!

Is it possible to make water "float" inside an upturned glass without pouring out? With science know-how it is!

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Chromatography Butterflies

Snazzy butterflies and the colourful chemistry of inks, brilliant!

Did you know that most inks are not made of one but many colours? In this experiment we blend art with science and make a batch of pretty flutterbies!

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Two interlocking paper hearts within a paper square

Möbius Valentine's Hearts

Make sweet interlocking paper hearts from Möbius strips!

Advanced activity. By cutting, gluing and cutting some more we're going to make a pair of pretty Valentine's interlocking hearts!

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Bottle Diver

Make a homemade diving toy dive and resurface just by the squeeze of a plastic bottle!

Bobbing along, bobbing along at the bottom of the beautiful briny... Bottle? In this experiment we learn about bouyancy and pressure with a Cartesian diver!

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Floating Compass

Make your own compass in minutes and always know which way is North!

Did you know that planet Earth has a magnetic field? Did you know that you can turn needles into magnets? With this know-how we'll make our own floating compass!

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Self-Inflating Balloons

Balloons that can blow themselves up!

With just a few household items you can save your breath with this experiment and make balloons inflate themselves!

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Simple Barometer

Predict the weather without even stepping outside!

Did you know you can tell what the weather will be without checking the forecast? In this experiment we make our own indoor weather-predicting device!

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Egg covered in tiny bubbles in a glass of liquid

Shell-Less Balloon Egg

Is it an egg? Is it a balloon? Yes, it's an egg-balloon!

In this odd egg-speriment we're going to take an egg out of its shell without even cracking it!

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Sun Prints

Beautiful art for a beautiful sunny day - just add sunlight!

Did you know that you can use bright light to turn a piece of paper into wonderful art you can keep? In this simple and arty experiment we use the power of the sun to make sun prints!

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Magnet Pickup Challenge

A timed game that's fun and easy to play!

There are many fun things you can do with magnets. In this fun game we try to move as many metal items into a goal before time runs out!

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Gross Science kit

Gross Science

This kit lives up to its name - learn about snot, poo, vomit, and more!

This icky set of experiments will go down a treat for children into disgusting stuff (who isn't?), whilst remaining educational about how bodies work.

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British Science Week 2016

British Science Week 2016 will take place 11 - 20 March 2016

A ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths - featuring fascinating, entertaining and engaging events and activities across the UK for people of all ages.

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Baking soda being spooned into a bottle of blue foaming liquid

Fizzing Witch's Brew

Sparkly multicoloured foam flows everywhere with fascinating frothy fun!

Did you know that by mixing the right things together you can make thousands of bubbles appear from seemingly nowhere? In this sparkly experiment we brew a pretend witch's potion!

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So what's this club all about?

This is Small Science Club, experiment ideas that parents and carers can perform with their kiddywinks - or for their own amusement - at home. Nothing dangerous, nothing complex - just good old-fashioned curiousity-driven science fun!

Who runs the Club and writes up the experiments? We're just a merry band of scientists and parents who love the idea of giving kids of all ages hands-on, grassroots experience.

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