Do your kids love science? If so, this week is the perfect week for them as its British Science Week, which is a ten day celebration of all things science, technology, engineering and maths!
If your child loves science or if you want them to get into science, why not try these fun science activities that you can try at home!
For this one you will need to grab a peeled orange and dip it into baking soda. Take a bite of the orange and you will feel it fizz in your mouth! The reason for this happening is because the citric acid in the orange and the baking soda mixed together creates carbon dioxide bubbles. You can see the full experiment here.
Walking water experiment
You will need 3 jars, 2 paper towels and blue and yellow food colouring. Place the 3 jars side by side in a line and fill the outer 2 with water. Fill one of these with blue food colouring and the other with yellow.
Get the paper towels and fold in half lengthways. Place one half of the towel into the blue colouring and bend it so the other half sits comfortably into the empty jar in the middle and repeat for the yellow colouring.
Wait for about 30 minutes and you will see the water walking up the paper towel. After about 2 hours the jar in the middle will have filled with green water. Find the whole experiment here.
Rain Cloud in a Jar
This experiment is perfect for teaching children on how rain works. You will need a jar, tap water, blue food colouring and shaving foam.
To start, fill the jar three quarters full of tap water. Then grab some shaving foam and use it to create a cloud on top of the water. Drop some blue food colouring onto the ‘cloud’ and watch it rain as the food colouring fills the cloud up. See the full experiment here.
Here at Barracudas, we love science experiments and we think they are great at teaching children on how the world works. At our day camps we have a Lab Rats skill builder course which is available for those who attend on a full weeks booking. Throughout the course of the week, your child will learn how to erupt volcanoes, make bouncy balls and much, much more! To book your child onto our course please contact us on 0845 123 5299!