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Solar System Scope

Explore the Solar System. Visit the Earth and other planets. Go stargazing.

How plants produce seeds

Learn about how plants are pollinated.

An investigation of friction

Rapunzel wants to escape from her tower. Can the handsome prince help test her escape plan?

Wow in the World podcasts

Learn all about the coolest new stories in science and technology with these podcasts you and the rest of your family can enjoy!

Science at Work

Meet scientists of the past and present, to learn more about science in the workplace.

Howtosmile

Explore this large database of fun hands-on activities that cover a wide range of science, math, engineering and technology subjects!

DOGO News

All the latest science news in easy-to-read articles!

Rainbow Mechanic

Place the mirrors in the right place to reflect the light from the sun through the maze and onto the prism!

Mosses and Ferns

Find out about mosses and ferns.

Ready Jet Go!

Use the pinball machine to launch all 8 planets of our solar system into the correct orbit around the sun.

The Kid Should See This – Science

Do you know why Pluto is no longer called a planet? Find out the answer to this and many more questions on this great video blog!

How do animals adapt to their habitats?

Animals live in all sorts of different habitats.Can you think of an animal that lives where it is very dry?

Science@Home

Fun, hands on activities exploring real life science.

Baking soda experiments

Have fun with baking soda experiments and learn a little something about chemical reactions in the process!

DIY Human Body

Learn all about the various systems that make up the human body through videos, images and fun activities!

ANIMALS

Did you know all dogs have a unique nose print, just like the human fingerprint? This website is full of interesting facts about animals!

BBC Stargazing Live Activity Pack

Lots of great activities to explore astronomy and learn more about the night sky.

bioGraphic

Articles and images discussing our planet’s most pressing environmental challenges.

Share it! Science News

Fill your Saturdays with these fun science experiments!

Make a telescope

Get crafty and build your own telescope to look for birds, treetops, and even stars in the night sky.

Space

Find out all about life in space, constellations and the solar system on this great website!

How to make an anti-gravity hourglass

In this video Ross shows you how to make an anti-gravity liquid hourglass that fills from the bottom to the top!

Adaptation of plant life to extreme cold temperatures

How do plants adapt to freezing Arctic temperatures?

Electrical Engineering Experiments for Kids

Are you looking for a fun project to learn the basics of electrical engineering? Find a great list of ideas here!

GoSkyWatch Planetarium

Simply point your device to the sky and this app will tell you all you need to know about the stars and constellation you're looking at!

Build the Change (Lego)

Grab some Lego (or other creative materials), watch the short videos and build your own ideas for change.

Colds, the Flu, and You

What causes a cold and how do we get rid of it?

Blobz guide to electricity

Find out about electricity and circuits by reading useful info, trying activities and test yourself in the quizzes.

Earthworm Heroes

Did you know you can use mustard water to make earthworms come to the surface? Find out how in this video.

Experiments for Kids

From making snot to creating a tornado in a bottle, this website is packed full of fun and weird science experiments.

Biology Week at Home

Investigate how butterflies drink, why slugs and snails need slime, and why leaves change colour in autumn.

DIY Nano

Want to find out more about nanoscale science. engineering and technology? Explore the nanoworld with fun videos and activities!

Why Do We Need Sleep?

Jessi explains why it is we feel bad when we don't get enough sleep.

Minecraft Hour of Code Tutorials

Learn the coding basics and bring the minecraft world to life!

Go with the flow

Using salt, heat and walls can you create a current that will get the submarine to the treasure chest key underwater?

Gene Quest

Educational and fun, learn about genes, DNA and medical research in this FREE platform game.

JoJo and Gran Gran

Story videos for very young children to think about the world around them.

Kakapo Run

Get the Kakapo to safety by navigating across New Zealand to Sanctuary Island.

Xploration Station – Mummify an apple

Create faces in your apple and then preserve it just like the Egyptians used to!

Black Magic

Watch the black ink from a pen separate into many different colours!

Seeing the invisible

Ever wondered about magnetism in space? Find out more in this short video!

Bitz and Bob Helter Skelter

Learn how to make a helter skelter slide using paper plates and cardboard tubes!

Kids Invent Stuff

Have you got a really cool idea for an invention? Submit your ideas to The Kids Invent Stuff and you could see your design actually built!

Terrific Scientific – Do It Yourself

Have you ever made a mini hovercraft or a tornado in a bottle? Well now you can with this great selection of experiments!

Changes in the state of materials

Watch different materials change state!

DIY Sun Science

Explore live images of the sun, complete some hands-on activities using common household items and much more!

Build a Body: Biology Systems-Human

Learn about how all the different parts of the body connect and work together by building a body!

Roto-Copter

Learn how to make a little paper helicopter, do you know why the paper toy spins around when it falls?

Ultimate Brain

Join Dr Brain as he performs some science magic tricks!

Xploration Station – The Tablecloth Trick

Have you always wanted to know how to do the table cloth trick? Well in this video Steve tells you just how!

Xploration Station – Make a Balloon Rocket

Watch Steve Spangler as he shows you how to make a balloon into a rocket!

Bitz and Bob Parachute

Join Bitz and Bob as they teach you how to make a paper parachute!

Monster physics

Build and operate your own car, crane or rocket ship and learn about forces and motion in the process!

Floating Present

Explore the tricks our brain plays on us every day with a fun visual illusion.

What are Bacteria?

Do you know flagella from fimbriae? The cell wall from the capsule? Watch the animation and test yourself.

Cargo-Bot

Programme the crane to move the blocks into the right order!

Your Weight on Other Worlds

How much do you think you would weigh on Mars? Or how about Saturn? Find out here!

Our farm in your classroom

Explore the plants and animals living on real life farm.

Earth

Learn all about the seasons, continents, volcanoes, oceans and much more!

Make an Astronaut Lander

A challenge to create and test a space landing craft.

What internal adaptations do pandas have to eat bamboo?

Have you ever wondered why giant pandas eat so much bamboo?

Sock it to me

Get your socks wet in this experiment and learn how sweat cools the body down!

UNSA Podcast with astrophysicist Jen Gupta

A great podcast for all budding astronomers and astronauts.

Why Do I Have Freckles?

Have you got freckles? Ever wondered what they are or why some people have them and others don’t?

Mars Globe

Take a guided tour of Mars or explore the features of the planet yourself!

Meat-Eating Plants

Did you know some plants can attract, trap and then eat insects and some other even bigger animals?

Switch Zoo

See what creatures you can create by mixing and matching the head, the body and the tail of different animals!

Animal tracks

Can you guess who left each of these animal tracks?

What’s a Meteor Shower

Have you seen a shooting star before? Did you know they are not actually stars?

Total Darkness

All the lights have gone out. Can you work out why?

NASA Space Place

Visit NASA SpacePlace to learn about dark matter, hurricanes and what causes the seasons.

Unlimited Space Agency’s YouTube channel

Videos from 'The Space Shed' with Jon Spooner and Mini Jon.

Essential Skeleton 4

An interactive 3D skeleton to learn all the essential bony anatomy!

Bee-Bot

Can you give Bee-Bot the right sequence of directional instructions to get it to the flower?

Chrome Music Lab

Explore the science of music with this collection of fun hands-on experiments.

Salt Volcano

Make your own lava lamp and learn how they work!

Marbleous Marvel Coaster

Sally and nick are going on the Marbleous Marvel Coaster! Add to the ride design, or build your own from scratch and see how fun you can make it!

Grow Your Own Plants!

Plants need water, sunlight and soil to grow properly, but what happens if it doesn’t get these?

Hour of Code – Moana

Learn some of the basics of coding using the characters from the movie Moana.

Encounter Edu

Immerse yourself in a real life science adventure, travelling to the Arctic or the bottom of the sea.

Light

Use mirrors and glass blocks to direct light and unlock new puzzles.

Virtuali-tee

Ever wondered what your organs look like inside your body? With this t-shirt and app you can hold your phone up to your chest and find out!

What germs can be found on your hands?

Trish doesn't wash her hands all day and then visits a scientist to look at the microbes she's collected. What do you think they found?

Brain Freeze

Join Doctor Knowles and Doctor McCork as they answer some of your big science questions!

What external adaptations do pandas have for their unique diet?

How do pandas manage to chew tough bamboo?

Deadly Dinosaurs Jigsaw

Choose one of the nine dinosaur jigsaw puzzles to complete.

Maddie Moate’s YouTube Channel

A collection of videos including, activities to try at home, 'Maddie and Greg's 'Adventures around the World' and 'Let's Go Live'.

Woodland Trust

There is so much to see in the woods, this website has lots of activities you can do while you are out exploring!

Solids, Liquids and Gases: Intro

Do you know how to tell the difference between solids, liquids and gases?

Solar System Size and Distance

Do you know how planets compare in size and position in space?

Bend Water With Static Electricity

See how you can bend the water coming out of a tap using only a plastic comb!

The adventures of Electro Mouse

Learn an important electrical safety rule!

Where Did The Moon Come From?

How do you think the moon was made? In this video Jessie tells you what scientists think happened to create the moon!

Space scoop

Fun facts, cool images and up-to-date news about space!

The OPAL Learning Lab

See how you can help scientists monitor and protect the environment!

Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life

Did you know that for nearly nine-tenths of Earth’s history there were no animals or plants! Learn more amazing facts on this website!

Making a fossil

A quick craft to make your very own prehistoric fossil! All you need is some salt, flour and coffee!

Rocket Science 101

Choose a NASA mission and build the right rocket to the launch the spacecraft into orbit!

Galactic Explorer

Can you safely fly this rocket through space without being swallowed up by the black hole?

Bill Nye’s home demos

Lots of experiments to carry out at home

Twinkl ARchitect

Use augmented reality to build towers, bridges and other structures.

Xploration Station – Soda Can Swing

In this video Steve teaches you how to make a soda can pendulum and how you can play a fun trick on your friends with it!

Launchball

Can you use fans, electric circuits and other tools to guide a ball into the goal?

Leaf identification

Download a leaf identification sheet to find out more about the trees around you.

Steve Spangler Science

Impress your friends with these fun tricks and illusions and learn the science behind them!

How to make a hot air balloon – Do try this at home

Explore the science of hot air balloons and make your own at home.

Junkateers

Join Jack, Sam and Jo on their mission to tidy up the planet in this fun KS2 science game.

Racing penguins

Slide the penguin down hills and fly him over mountains to escape from the polar bear!

Cut the rope: Experiments

Cut the ropes in the right place to release the candy and feed Om Nom the hungry monster! Collect stars for higher scores!

Generation Beyond Timeline

Take a look at the past missions that have helped make Mars exploration a possibility and the new challenges faced by engineers and astronauts.

Scratch Jr

Use this simple programming language to create your own stories and bring characters to life!

Bitz and Bob Lets Get Bitzy

Help Bitz and her little brother Bob solve fun engineering problems and earn rewards along the way!

Blow Your Mind

Dr Chris and Dr Xand delve into the world of nature.

Fun Kids Podcast Shorts

These podcasts are just a few minutes long but are packed full of interesting science facts!

Why Do Cuts Heal?

Scabs help stop the bleeding from a cut, but what are they made of and how do they form?

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Learn about the great outdoors with this selection of fun indoor and outdoor activities!

Nocturnal animals

Learn about nocturnal animals, like bats and owls, that come out at night, and the noises they make.

The Learning Zone

What is a mineral, how do we group animals? Answer this question and more on this site.

Mary Anning

Find out about Mary Anning, a famous fossil collector who lived hundreds of years ago.

Ask a Biologist

On this website you can find the answers to loads of science questions, asked by children like you and answered by real scientists.

Blue-Bot

Can you programme Blue-Bot to get it to where it needs to go?

The Kid Should See This – Technology

From making a piano out of pumpkins to solving a Rubik's cube in 0.38 seconds, this website has videos about all sorts of technology!

Barometer in a bottle

Here you can make a barometer and predict the weather!

IoP Do Try This at Home

A series of fun science experiments for kids, with short demonstration videos and simple, step-by-step instructions.

Build a skeleton

Race against the clock to complete a human skeleton.

A.L.E.X.

Programme A.L.E.X. the robot to reach the blue teleporter!

Space with CBeebies

Plenty of games, videos, puzzles, songs, and fun things to make all around the topic of space!

Space Station Live

Watch the Earth from a live feed of a camera mounted on the international space station!

Jungle jeopardy

Do you have what it takes to build a balanced ecosystem?

Invention Engine

Can you engineer a path to get the picnic ingredients to the invention engine?

Whizz Pop Bang!

A fun science magazine with lots of experiments, quizzes, news and interviews with real scientists!

Explore

Watch live feeds and videos from all around the world.

Curiosity Corner – answering questions about the brain

Feeling curious about what happens when you feel scared or why we get dizzy? Find out more in these short videos.

Sound Study Jam

How can a loud noise topple a house of cards? Because sound is vibrations! Watch a video then test yourself

The dangers of electricity

See the dangers of approaching a powerful source of electricity!

Energy Flows

Work out the sequence of objects needed to turn sunlight into music, wind into hot air and more.

Operation Ouch

Hilarious twin doctors Chris and Xand explore the weirdest and most wonderful bits of medicine.

Bubbles Squared

Bubbles are normally spherical, with this activity you can learn how to make a bubble that's a cube!

Playground Physics

Ever wondered how fast you can run? Calculate your speed in the playground along with lots of other measurements with this great app!

Scale of the Universe 2

Explore this lovely zoomable interactive to really understand the size of things in the world around you.

Science Fun at Home

A collection of fun, practical science activities for children.

Britannica Kids: Volcanoes

This app is full of information, images, games and activities to teach you all about volcanoes!

Magnets

There is so much to learn about magnets! This website has all you need to know and more - including top 10 cool facts!

Space racers

Can you fly the young spaceship cadets Eagle, Robyn, Hawk, and Starling though the different obstacle courses.

Gears Logic Puzzles

Can you connect the gear wheels to make the red gear wheel spin?

Butterfly origami/Build a moth hotel

Instructions to make an origami butterfly and to make a moth hotel.

Forest Food Web Game

A game to create a food web for the Gir Forest.

DIY Lake Science

Learn everything you need to know about freshwater ecosystems with this collection of videos and activities!

Build your own space mission

Create your own rover or orbiter and launch it into space!

Science bug investigations

Activities to complete in your own backyard!

Moon quiz

How much do you know about the Earth’s moon?

Make a Naked Egg

Learn how to remove the shell from an egg without even using your hands!

Coronavirus – a book for children

A digital information book for primary school age children.

DK Science

A single bolt of lightning contains enough energy to toast 150,000 slices of bread! Find out more fun facts on this website!

Cut the rope

Om Nom the monster can't reach the candy, can you cut the ropes in the right place to drop the candy into his mouth and feed the hungry monster?

Camouflaged animals

Watch this video and see if you can spot the animals camouflaged in the pictures!

DIY Light Up Valentine

Get an adult to help you make a light up greetings card.

Material properties

Put all kinds of materials into this special testing machine and discover its properties!

Wild Wild Whipsnade Animal Masks

Fun animal masks to make and wear whilst learning about these animals

Return Run

Be a countryside protector! Help clear up the bottles and cans littered around this street, town, park and surrounding countryside.

Plants Under Pressure

Watch about plants at risk of extinction.

NASA app

Learn about our solar system, neighboring solar systems and the other galaxies out there in the universe!

Active Wild

Articles, images and fascinating facts all about the natural world!

Skyview Lite

Use your phones camera to identify stars, constellations and satellites in the sky!

NASA Be A Martian

Here find the latest images and videos from Mars!

Reproduction in plants

A science presenter talks to a research scientist about the effect of temperature, water and oxygen on the germination of seeds.

Please Do Feed the Animals

Can you sort the animals so they are given the right food?

Which animals hibernate?

Do you know which animals hibernate during winter and which ones don’t? Test yourself with this quiz!

Shark quiz

How much do you know about sharks?

The International Space Station

What is the International Space Station and how do astronauts live on it? This website tells you all you need to know!

The last mammoths

Why did woolly mammoths die out?

Babble Dabble Do

Creative projects to get kids excited and learning about science!

Add Colour To Flowers Using Science

Have fun changing the colour of flowers and learn a little something about plants in the process!

Children’s BBC Stargazing

CBeebies videos, games, stories, activities and quizzes to explore the night sky.

10 Science Experiments Every Child Should Do At Least Once

10 simple science experiments with a 'wow' factor that every child will love.

Rugged Rovers

Design and race your very own space rover!

Barn Owl Trust

Do you love owls? Head to this website for lots of owl facts, owl jokes, owl puzzles, owl colouring pages and even some owl crafts!

Code with Anna and Elsa

Use code to programme Anna and Elsa to ice skate and make patterns in the ice.

Why Do We Have Belly Buttons?

The belly button forms just a few weeks after you are born but why do we have them?

Temperature Time Warp

What does it mean when we describe an animal as cold-blooded?

The human body

Did you know your gut is almost as long as a bus? Find out more interesting facts on this website!

Filling without spilling

How many drops of water can you fit on a penny without it spilling over?

Ask Dr Universe

Dr Universe answers all sorts of science questions, you can ask your own or browse through the questions other children have asked!

Design Remix

Collaborate with others to create new and exciting design ideas!

Mains power

Learn how electricity is made and supplied to your home.

Star Wars: Building a Galaxy with Code

Learn the basics of coding with your favourite Star Wars characters BB-8, R2-D2 and C-3PO.

WWF Fascinating Facts

Find out facts about amazing wildlife species.

Go with the flow

See how gravity affects the blood flow around your body.

Light Absorption Reflection & Refraction

Mia's trying to take the perfect photograph, so she's learning about light for some top tips!

Healthy plant growth

Watch a runner bean seed grow roots, shoots and eventually seed pods!

Explore energy generation with KB2 and REG

Help the team at Keadby2 power station get ready for work!

Terrific Scientific – Activities

Did you know you can make a battery using a potato? Find out more fun facts on this sciencey site!

How do scientists use electricity to study fish populations

What is electrofishing? Join Josh Bernstein as he learns how electricity can be used to safely catch fish.

Dippy’s Naturenauts

With the help of Dippy the dinosaur and Fern the fox explore the trees, petals, colours and birds in your area.

Build a Biome

Learn what a biome is and then build one by selecting the appropriate plants, animals, precipitation level and temperature!

Hopscotch: Make Games

Have you ever wanted to build your own game, as well as play it? Well you can do just that with this app!

Cato’s Hike Lite

Cato has discovered a new world! Help him explore it by programming him to move around the new world!

Switched on Kids

Packed full of activities and information this website explains the basics of electricity and energy usage.

Make your own thaumatrope

Make your own thaumatrope - a popular 'optical illusion' toy in the 19th Century

Kids Against Plastic

Learn about our wonderful world and how to protect it here!

Daisy the Dinosaur

Daisy the Dinosaur can roll, spin, jump, grow and shrink! Input a sequence of instructions to make Daisy move about the screen.

Solids liquids and gases: changing state

How does a liquid become a gas? What is condensation? See if you can identify the different changes in state.

Scientific American

Make a sundial, make a harmonica, you can even make a rainbow with this collection of fun activities!

Xploration Station – Make a Lava Lamp

Learn how to make your own lava lamp using only water, oil and heartburn tablets!

Lightbot: Code Hour

Programme lightbot to move to all the blue squares and light them up!

Shark quiz

How much do you know about sharks?

Remote Control Roller

See how you can make a soda can move without even touching it!

Ask A Biologist 2

Do you have a biology question only an expert can answer? This site has answered over 40,000 questions so why not give it a go!

Fun Kids Science Weekly Podcast

Join Dan as he explores the latest science stories with special guests and experts.

World Wildlife Fund

Can you name any endangered species? Learn all about them and how we can help them with this interactive app.

Diamond – the Game

Are you ready to make a scientific breakthrough in one of the biggest research facilities in the world? Download and print this family board game

Inventioneers

Work with the inventioneers to solve problems and help the character in need!

Teeth and Eating

A lion, a sheep, a penguin and a man have lost their teeth. Can you give them the right teeth so they can eat their food?

Build a bridge!

Build a bridge to complete the path, is your bridge strong enough to hold cars and monster trucks?

Classic Maze

A great introduction to Blockly programming, work your way through the 20 levels featuring characters from Angry Birds and Ice Age.

Moon Globe

Explore the Earth's moon from all angles with this detailed simulation!

Parachute Adventure

Learn about how parachutes work and then make your own!

Falling for science

What do you think falls faster, a baseball or a golf ball?

Play and Learn Science

12 simple games that let you explore shadows, weather patterns, forces and much more!

Power Up – Spot the Hazard

Do you know how to stay safe around electricity? Can you find all of the hazards in this game?

Refraction

Can you redirect the lasers to repower and rescue the lost spaceships?

innerbody

Explore all the different organs and systems of humans with this interactive map of the body!

Tree of life

Learn about the history of life on earth.

Bitz and Bob Pin Wheel

In this video Bitz and Bob show you how to make a pinwheel. Watch it spin in the wind!

The Science Of The String Phone

Learn about how sound travels and how to make a string phone to hear sounds from distances further away!