Layering liquids experiment

Materials Vegetable oil Water Honey Glass Cork Grape How to make it Fill the glass one-third full of oil. Add the same amounts of water and finally, honey. Leave the liquids to settle for a few minutes – they should form layers in the opposite order to how they were poured into the glass. Drop... Read more

Toy figure parachute

Materials Coloured plastic bag, cut into a 30-cm square sheet 4 x 30-cm long pieces of thread Small toy figure scissors tape How to make it Cut a hole in each corner of the plastic sheet as above. Attach a piece of thread to each hole with a knot. Tie the four ends of thread... Read more

New release – Make and Do Science

Children will love to discover the magic of science with our new step-by-step activity book, Make and Do Science. With clever ideas and simple experiments to try – including a fun paper parachute, vinegar volcanoes and giant bubbles – the book also explains the science that makes each experiment or activity work. The step-by-step instructions are really easy for... Read more

Night at the Natural History Museum

Pop down to London’s Natural History Museum tonight, for an exciting chance to explore behind the scenes and see some fab treasures by moonlight. This exciting After Hours:Science Uncovered event, open to kids during the day but strictly big-kids-only after 6pm, is part of a Europe-wide festival of science. Take an after-dark tour, check out curious specimens up... Read more