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Activities

  • Ear gongs

    Make coat hangers sound like Big Ben to investigate sound, vibrations and materials.

    • Age 5 - 7
    • Age 7 - 11
  • 3D shadows

    Can you see a shadow in colour? Create a pair of coloured glasses that makes it possible.

    • Age 7 - 11
  • 360° Periscope

    Make a 360° periscope to explore how light and mirrors can help you see around corners.

    • Age 7 - 11
    • Age 11 - 14
  • Bath fizzers

    Investigate materials by making the fizziest bath fizzer.

    • Age 7 - 11
    • Age 11 - 14
    • Age 14 - 16
  • Blooming paper

    Explore materials and recycling by making paper.

    • Age 7 - 11
    • Age 11 - 14
    • Age 14 - 16
  • Bubble Trouble

    Explore materials by working in teams to make the 'best' bubble.

    • Age 3 - 5
    • Age 5 - 7
  • Building greenhouse gases

    Make models of greenhouse gases to understand how these molecules keep our planet warm.

    • Age 11 - 14
    • Age 14 - 16
  • Carbon Cycle Caper

    Play out the carbon cycle to explore how the burning of fossil fuels is affecting the atmosphere.

    • Age 11 - 14
    • Age 14 - 16
  • Climate report

    Challenge students to think about how climate change could affect lives and livelihoods – even their own.

    • Age 11 - 14
    • Age 14 - 16
  • Crime Lab kit

    Carry out a forensic-style investigation into an attempted robbery at the Science Museum with the materials provided in this comprehensive kit.

    • Age 11 - 14
  • Do you want to know a secret?

    Explore the questions surrounding genetic testing by deciding whether or not to reveal the secret inside a sealed box .

    • Age 14 - 16
  • Extendable bonko

    Explore sound with this musical instrument that changes pitch when you alter its length.

    • Age 5 - 7
    • Age 7 - 11
  • Fireproof paper

    See how a paper cup withstands a candle flame.

    • Age 11 - 14
  • Ice balloons

    Make ice balloons and see how they melt.

    • Age 3 - 5
    • Age 5 - 7
    • Age 7 - 11
  • Kitchen science

    Use everyday ingredients in these fun science activities, with notes for teachers.

    • Age 7 - 11
  • Launchbox

    Build a chain reaction contraption using scientific principles and the materials provided in this kit.

    • Age 11 - 14
  • Mars Mission kit

    Investigate the challenges of living on Mars using the three activities in this comprehensive kit.

    • Age 11 - 14
  • Marshmallow madness

    What happens to marshmallows in a bottle when you change the air pressure around them?

    • Age 11 - 14
    • Age 14 - 16
  • Mousetrap drag racer

    Power your own drag racer using a mousetrap to release stored energy.

    • Age 11 - 14
  • Mystery Boxes

    What's inside the box? This engaging hands-on activity is a great model for how science works.

    • Age 11 - 14
    • Age 14 - 16
  • Nails trick

    Can you outwit gravity to balance fourteen nails on the head of just one nail?

    • Age 7 - 11
    • Age 11 - 14
  • News + Views kit

    Discuss and explore the science behind a topical news story by creating a poster display. This kit provides all you need.

    • Age 11 - 14
    • Age 14 - 16
  • Pocket motor

    Build a simple electric motor using only a battery, a magnet and copper wire.

    • Age 11 - 14
  • Robot bug

    Explore electric circuits by building your own little robot.

    • Age 11 - 14
    • Age 14 - 16
  • Rocket mice

    Make and propel a ‘rocket mouse’ using forces and the power of air.

    • Age 5 - 7
    • Age 7 - 11
  • SOS: Save our snacks!

    Make the smallest and lightest packaging to protect a potato crisp that you’ll send through the post.

    • Age 7 - 11
    • Age 11 - 14
    • Age 14 - 16
  • Shape shifting slime

    Explore materials and solvents by dissolving a polystyrene cup and remoulding it into something new.

    • Age 7 - 11
    • Age 11 - 14
    • Age 14 - 16
  • Soap challenge

    Explore physical changes in materials by melting and remoulding soap.

    • Age 7 - 11
    • Age 11 - 14
  • Spaghetti challenge

    Apply scientific and engineering ideas in a race against the clock to build the tallest and strongest tower from dried spaghetti and marshmallows.

    • Age 5 - 7
    • Age 7 - 11
    • Age 11 - 14
  • Talking Points cards

    Use these question cards featuring amazing objects from our Who am I? gallery to explore themes from biology and psychology.

    • Age 11 - 14
    • Age 14 - 16
    • Age 16+