Science@Home

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Welcome to Science@Home! Here you can find educational, inspirational and fun resources for your family to enjoy at home. Try out our super simple Science Sizzle experiments, enjoy hands-on activities in our Curiosity Challenges or take some inspiration from our top indoor science ideas.

Our aim for Science@Home is to get families learning and laughing together, with activities that will enable children to build their science inquiry skills – to think creatively, design, build, test, ask questions, research and evaluate – just like STEM professionals!

Indoor Science Ideas

When the weather gets wet and windy and the nights begin to draw in, why not stay indoors and have a go at some of these activities, from kitchen science ideas and indoor activities to films and books to enjoy together. 

Activity Sheets
Space Activity Sheets - get creative with our space-themed colouring, spot the difference and maze
Space Wordsearch - can you find all the words?
STEM Quiz - just for fun 
Minibeasts Crossword - can you solve the clues?
Bird Wordsearch - can you find all the words?

Websites
DadLab - fun and simple kitchen science experiments 
Institute Of Physics - Do Try This at Home simple kitchen science experiments
WWF Nature Quizzes - fun quizzes themed around our natural world
Micro:bit - free coding lessons
DK Find Out - fascinating facts about all sorts of things
STEM Learning - inspiration and ideas to support the learning of STEM subjects

Books
15 Minute STEM, Emily Hunt - 40 quick and easy at home STEM activities 
The Sticky, Stinky Science Book, Kris Hirschmann - fun activities to do at home with added facts about gross science in the real world
Science You Can Eat, Stefan Gates - discover the incredible, edible science that happens every time you cook, bake, or eat

Apps
Star Tracker - explore the night sky to discover stars, planets and constellations
Flora Incognita - discover what plants are in your local area with this useful automated plant identifier

Science Sizzles

Every week during the summer school holidays we brought you a new Science Sizzle - simple experiments that the whole family can get involved in using equipment that can be found in your home!

Check out our suggested kit lists and then join one of our Inspirers in a 'how to' video. Then it's up to you how far your curiosity will take you - we've shared what we did, but we would love to see what your testing involved.

Balloon Car
Egg Jackets
Insect Pooter
Growing Cress
Cabbage Water Indicator
Brilliant Bubbles

STEM Career of the Week

We're passionate about inspiring the next generation of STEM superstars. Find out about some of these exciting roles through mini challenges, fascinating facts and skills tips. 

Rollercoaster Engineer
Astronomer
Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technician
Medical Illustrator 
Zoologist

Curiosity Challenges

We love it when families can work together to learn about STEM. Our Curiosity Challenges each involve three hands-on activities plus the science bit to explain what you've been doing. 

Mission Space
Minibeasts 
Sounds of the Sea
Observing Space
Conservation
Family Band
Sound in Space
Food Chains
Soundproofing
Martian Mission
Birds
Weather in Space

Spectacular Science and DIY Science Demos

Bring a little bit of Science Centre magic into your homes with DIY science experiments that you can try yourselves and spectacular science demonstrations that you should definitely leave to us! Check out our YouTube channel for all the latest videos. 

Spectacular Science - Ice on Fire
Spectacular Science - Exploding Bubbles
Spectacular Science - Whoosh Bottle
Spectacular Science - Elephant's Toothpaste
DIY Science - Refraction
DIY Science - Lava Lamp
DIY Science - pH Testing

Share your experience and help inspire others!

Please take photos of your children completing the activities and their achievements – we’d love to see them and share them with others to inspire more children to take part. You can share images in the following ways: 

 

Mon 31 Aug 2020
Brilliant Bubbles

Brilliant Bubbles

Mon 24 Aug 2020
Cabbage Water Indicator

Cabbage Water Indicator

Mon 17 Aug 2020
Growing Cress

Growing Cress

Mon 10 Aug 2020
Insect Pooter

Insect Pooter

Mon 03 Aug 2020
Egg Jackets

Egg Jackets

Mon 27 Jul 2020
Balloon Car

Balloon Car

Mon 20 Jul 2020
Zoologist

Zoologist

Mon 13 Jul 2020
Medical Illustrator

Medical Illustrator

Mon 06 Jul 2020
Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technician

Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technician