Experiment: Make And Fly A Paper Aeroplane

Making and flying a paper aeroplane is one of those fundamental childhood activities. It’s simple, it’s cheap, it’s a lot of fun, and in the process of doing it, your child can practice a number of important core life skills. This is an experiment which you Read More …

Online Resource: Ten Magic And Cool Science Experiments For Christmas

Around the upcoming holiday time, and despite the excitement surrounding the big day itself, there’s a good chance that, at some point, your kids will end up complaining that they’re bored. If this happens, then you may find this video very useful as it details ten experiments Read More …

Experiment: Grow A Magic Christmas Tree

This is a nice little festive experiment that can be used to introduce your child to chemistry, and the concept of solutions, crystallisation and evaporation. It’s very simple, and it can be done with either a ready-made kit, like the one featured in the time-lapse video Read More …

Online Resource: Easy DIY Projects For Kid Engineers By Fawn Qiu

This is a great Ted Talk from Fawn Qiu about how to create easy projects to help kids learn about engineering. It’s a great example of how, with a little careful thought and planning, relatively complicated subjects can be taught in simple, fun and practical ways Read More …

Experiment: How To Make Simple Electrical Circuits

We live in a world that is dominated by electrical and electronic devices, yet how many of us actually understand how electricity works? This experiment is a great way to help your child learn the basics about electricity and electronic circuits, and it follows on Read More …

Experiment: Relativity And Roundabouts

This is a very simple, but fun set of experiments that can be used to introduce your child to the basic ideas behind Einstein’s theories of relativity and the physics of movement. Even if they don’t fully understand the theory behind it (and let’s face it, who Read More …

Experiment: Make Things Levitate With A Mini Van De Graff Generator (AKA A Fun Fly Stick)

You may remember what a Van de Graff generator does from school. The one you will most likely have seen would have had a large chrome dome, and if you put your hands on it, it would make your hair stand on end. This isn’t exactly an experiment Read More …

Experiment: Make Your Own Battery

In our mobile electronic world, batteries are an essential technology, and attempts to improve battery efficiency is one of the cutting edges of modern science. However, how many of us know how batteries actually work? Well, this simple experiment not only allows you to make Read More …