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Rainbow Activity 2: Rainbow Pathway

By Farhin Begum Welcome to the second blog in this rainbow series! You’ll only need some bits you can find around your house – but it’s very messy so please go outside to have a go! Use a slightly sloping

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Is hydrogen peroxide harmful to your hair?

 by Zoë Gamble Throughout history, people (especially women!) have attempted to change the colour of their hair. There is even evidence suggesting that the Ancient Egyptians used a dye to alter the colour of their locks. Fashionable hair colours have

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Working scientifically – Alka-Seltzer Rockets!

By Becky Holmes Using the “working scientifically” section of the Key Stage 2 curriculum, the science made simple team are going to scientifically……make an EXPLOSION! If you want to get straight to the explosion, instructions are halfway down this page

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Cool chemistry or Hot stuff?

By Rosie Coates We often think of chemistry as being full of explosions but some very useful chemistry happens when reactions get cool. In this post we share a classic endothermic reaction, then show how you can take it one

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