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Science Home Learning Activities

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are all well and staying safe. Here are some fun science experiments you could do at home. See how many you can do. Take photos or write down what happened or what you found out.


1. Mix Diet Coke and Mentos and stand back to watch the explosion. (Really! Stand back.)

2. Use lemon juice to make invisible ink that can only be seen when held up to a heat source.

3. Plop oil into water to see that they really don't mix; try it with a variety of liquids to make a rainbow of stripes.

4. Change how an egg floats or sinks in a glass by adding salt to the water.

5. Get your children to close their eyes and hold their nose and see if they can still identify foods by taste.

6. Dissolve the shell right off an egg by simply placing it in a cup of vinegar.

7. Grow a bean in a clear cup to watch the roots grow down and the stem grow.

8. Place white flowers in coloured water and watch how they change colour.

9. Mix baking soda, vinegar, and glitter for a sparkly volcano.

10. Use a plastic bag and cup to build a parachute for a light toy.

11. Test your reaction time by having a friend drop a ruler between two almost closed fingers. See how fast you can grab it.

12. Make a lava lamp by pouring vegetable oil into water and then sprinkling salt on it to make the blob of oil move.

13.  Watch gummy bears grow by placing them in water, saltwater, and vinegar. (Don’t eat them after)

14. Use food colouring and water to see how combining primary colours makes secondary colours.

15. Make rainbows on a plate using skittles or smarties and water.

16. When going out for a walk, keep an eye out for any habitats and mini-beasts.

17. Watch animals at Edinburgh Zoo on this website


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