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Be a scientist

Here's some experiments to try at home, or visit Usborne Qucklinks for links to websites with more science activities.

Building shapes

Which shape is stronger?

Build a tower and pyramid and see which is stronger.

Air pressure experiment

Air pressure experiment

Find out about the strength of the air and how this changes at different temperatures.

Making gloop

Making gloop

Use cornflour, water and food dye to make this delightfully squishy substance.

Layered liquids

Layered liquids

Find out how some liquids separate into layers, and how you can make them mix together.

Shadow puppets

Shadow puppets

Make some shadow puppets and find out more about light and shadows.

Static electricity

Static electricity

See how you can use a force called static electricity to make things move.

Melting ice

Ice experiments

Try these experiments to learn about how ice melts.

Wind power

Wind power

Discover how power from the wind can provide energy.

Usborne Quicklinks

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Science equipment

More science experiments

Visit Usborne Quicklinks for links to websites with lots more science experiments to do at home.

Lots of bubbles

Bubble science fun

Can you catch a bubble? Can you make a square bubble? Visit these websites to discover the secrets of bubbles.