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Rainbow Activity 1: Balloon Splat

By Farhin Begum   This activity explores impacts! How does the height you drop something from affect the splatter it makes? We use different colour water balloons to create fun splatter patterns in your garden. This can get very messy,

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Making different shaped bubbles!

Can bubbles be different shapes? As part of the Education Begins at Home project by the Welsh Government, Zoë was filmed showing some of our favourite science demos that you can do at home! In this video, Zoë explores the

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Can you suck up water into a glass?

How can you suck water into a glass without touching the water? As part of the Education Begins at Home project by the Welsh Government, Zoë was filmed showing some of our favourite science demos that you can do at

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How to make a balloon kebab!

Can you put a kebab skewer through a balloon without popping it? As part of the Education Begins at Home project by the Welsh Government, Zoë was filmed showing some of our favourite science demos that you can do at

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Make your own rockets!

Make your own rocket at home! Warning: this may get messy! As part of the Education Begins at Home project by the Welsh Government, Zoë was filmed showing some of our favourite science demos that you can do at home!

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The Floating Sausage!

Do you want to see the floating sausage? In this video James shows you how to see a floating sausage where the pictures from your two eyes overlap.   Sign up for our newsletter Sign up to our newsletter for

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Musical Straws

You can make instruments out of lots of household objects. How about a straw? Wendy shows you how to make a reed instrument out of a drinking straw in this video.   Sign up for our newsletter Sign up to

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O Chemistree, O Chemistree!

By Becca Smithers Here at science made simple we are big fans of chemistrees in this festive season. Chemistrees are Christmas trees made out of chemistry! Here are some great examples that you can make out of clamp stands, flasks, and

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Make your own bumblebee hive!

By Becca Smithers The buzz about bees! Bees are just one group of pollinators that make sure we have flowers and crops year after year. Flies, butterflies, moths, birds, and the wind also pollinate our plants. Pollinator species are declining

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‘I’m not a Scientist..!’ – Crystals Activity 3: Crystal Sticks

By Farhin Begum Hello my fellow non-scientists (and scientists of course)! I really hope you all are enjoying my crystals activities so far! Unfortunately, this will be the last crystals activity, as there are lots of other exciting and creative things

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