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Primary

Women in Engineering – work with a real-life engineer to build your own bridge!

Women in Engineering – work with a real-life engineer to build your own bridge!
Primary

Jasmine talks you through what engineering is, some famous engineers that will surprise you and challenges you to be an engineer yourself!

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Magnet Maze

Magnet Maze
Primary

Create a maze to test the strength and pull force of a magnet.

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Waterproof Roof

Waterproof Roof
Primary

Protect a house from rain by testing which is the most waterproof roof.

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Superhero Cape

Superhero Cape
Primary

Test which material will fly highest through the sky to save the day!

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Homemade Ice Cream

Homemade Ice Cream
Primary

Learn about changes of state while enjoying a delicious treat!

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Musical Materials

Musical Materials
Primary

Create working musical instruments from what you have at home and form a band!

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Make a Baking Soda Volcano

Make a Baking Soda Volcano
Primary

The baking soda and vinegar volcano is a classic science project to learn about chemical reactions and what happens when a volcano erupts.

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Cloud in a Jar

Cloud in a Jar
Primary

Learn about how clouds form by making your own cloud in a jar!

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Milk Magic

Milk Magic
Primary

Create a chemical reaction with mini colour explosions!

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Make your own Lava Lamp

Make your own Lava Lamp
Primary

Use a chemical reaction to create a lava lamp effect!

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Liquid Tower

Liquid Tower
Primary

Learn about density using this impressive experiment that layers different liquids on top of one another!

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Bouncing Eggs!

Bouncing Eggs!
Primary

Transform an egg into a rubber-like material than can bounce!

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Walking Water

Walking Water
Primary

Observe absorption and the movement of liquids by creating a walking water show!

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Water-fuelled boat racing

Water-fuelled boat racing
Primary

Observe the interaction between different materials that will make a paper boat move!

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Secondary

pH Paper Part 1 - Test for pH

pH Paper Part 1 - Test for pH
Secondary

Work and test like a scientist using pH paper to test the acidity of various liquids, or chemicals, you can find around the house!

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pH Paper Part 2 - Make your own pH Paper!

pH Paper Part 2 - Make your own pH Paper!
Secondary

What can you do if you don’t have pH paper? You can make your own!

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pH Paper Part 3 – What is the Chemistry?

pH Paper Part 3 – What is the Chemistry?
Secondary

We learn about the chemistry and reactions behind measuring pH for acidity.

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Women in Engineering – learn about vacuum and its applications from an Engineer!

Women in Engineering – learn about vacuum and its applications from an Engineer!
Secondary

Celebrating International Women in Engineering Day, Megha helps us understand the principles behind vacuum and how this is applied in the engineering field to create everyday products.

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Potato Polymers

Potato Polymers
Secondary

Join Dr. Emilia to learn about biodegradable polymers and make plastic from a potato!

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Does adding fruit affect the jelly setting?

Does adding fruit affect the jelly setting?
Secondary

An activity from Dr. Nicola Robinson at Canterbury Christ Church University, learn about different materials and the role of enzymes using kitchen objects.

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The Science of Non-Newtonian Fluids

The Science of Non-Newtonian Fluids
Secondary

Dr. Emilia from Canterbury Christ Church University helps us to learn about the concept of non-Newtonian fluids while having fun with cornflour.

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How can you affect the intensity of a glowstick?

How can you affect the intensity of a glowstick?
Secondary

Another activity from Dr. Nicola Robinson, research the effects of temperature on a chemical reaction in materials, while having fun with glow sticks!

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Grow Your Own Crystals

Grow Your Own Crystals
Secondary

Learn about how materials can change through different processes, by making your own crystals.

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Plastic, not so fantastic…

Plastic, not so fantastic…
Secondary

A design challenge from Practical Action, create a sustainable product that showcases and reduces use of plastics.

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The Penny Experiment

The Penny Experiment
Secondary

Use pennies and a few simple household ingredients to explore some of the properties of metals.

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Make Invisible Ink

Make Invisible Ink
Secondary

Follow these easy instructions to make non-toxic invisible ink, in just a few minutes, using baking soda.

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Hot Ice Crystal Towers

Hot Ice Crystal Towers
Secondary

Make "hot ice," or sodium acetate, and then cause it to instantly crystallise from a liquid into "ice”, which happens so quickly that you can form crystal towers!

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