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Mystery Boxes



Mystery Boxes is a hands-on 'how science work' activity in which students use a scientific approach to try and determine what's inside a set of six sealed boxes.

It's an engaging analogy for the way that scientists work, and students will be talking about it for weeks afterwards!

See the Mystery Boxes kit in action:


What's in the kit?

Each set contains everything you need to run the lesson:

  • six sealed Mystery Boxes
  • instruction booklet
  • DVD including a presentation, student support materials and video.


Contents from Mystery Boxes

Want to find out more?

Watch scientists doing the Mystery Boxes activity and see how they talk about it as an analogy for how they work:


How to order

Mystery Boxes is supplied by our partner Philip Harris who will manage your order.

The kits costs £38.95 + VAT (£46.74) with free delivery within the UK.

Prices differ for overseas orders due to postage costs.

Place an order (UK) 

Place an order (international)

Philip Harris is a division of Findel Education Ltd. Registered in England no. 1135827.

"You’ve just given me my lesson plan for my next OFSTED inspection!", KS3 and 4 teacher, Newcastle.


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