Resources

Free resources to encourage all to enjoy chemistry and science.

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Pretty Pigments

1.5-2 hours

Spring is well under way! In this Experiment of the Month we are celebrating plant pigments and colour. Discover the power of pigments as you make your own natural dyes found in surprising sources, such as red cabbage and turmeric.

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Mighty Microbes

30 mins

We are surrounded by tiny living things called microbes. Microbes are so tiny that we cannot see them with our eyes. For that, we need to use a microscope. Microbes are also mighty and they can be found in our…

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Invisible Iron

1-2 hours

It helps make bridges strong. It is found at the very centre of our planet and it makes for healthy humans. What is it and where can we find it? In this Experiment of the Month discover the incredible power…

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Wacky Water

30 mins

Have you ever wondered how a heavy iceberg floats on the sea, or why we use salt to keep our roads safe in cold winters? This experiment will allow you to take a closer look at water and its unique…

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The Great Green Growing Challenge

30 mins

It’s a new year and a new start. So this is the perfect month to investigate the germination process in creating new plant life! This experiment will see you use simple kitchen staples such as hard-boiled eggs, banana skins and…

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Super Sourdough Starter

4-5 hours

Looking for something hearty to eat to fill you up this winter? Create your own super sourdough starter. Explore the special properties of the starter as a leavening agent. Treat your taste buds as you make your sourdough loaf and…

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Lively Lava Lamps

30 mins

Light up winter by creating your very own lava lamp. Be inspired by the natural world and its amazing chemistry as you discover bioluminescence. Create chemical reactions, explore carbon dioxide bubbles and investigate the power of density in this experiment.

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Cool Chromatography for Autumn

30 mins

As we ease our way into autumn, be inspired by the beautiful changes in colour happening around us in nature. Discover how your felt tip pens are made up of lots of different inks to create the colour you see.

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Make a Keyring from Milk

1 hour

Rushing back to school? Make sure you don’t forget your keys! With this month’s experiment, design and make your own keyring from milk. Discover that by using milk and other ingredients you can create a whole new substance. Use this…

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Save the Ice Cube

1 hour

Summer is here! We need you to rescue the ice cubes before they melt. Discover how water changes state depending on the temperature, and experiment with materials as you work against the clock to investigate the best insulators for your…