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What’s a Meteor Shower

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

Why Do We Need Sleep?

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

Temperature Time Warp

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

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?

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.

Invention Engine

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

Making a fossil

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

The dangers of electricity

See the dangers of approaching a powerful source of electricity!

Changes in the state of materials

Watch different materials change state!

Desert island Materials

Max is on a deserted island! He needs help sorting materials by their different properties.

Babble Dabble Do

Creative projects to get kids excited and learning about science!

Space scoop

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

Growing Plants

Experiment with what plants need to grow into bigger healthy plants.

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!

Scratch Jr

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

Planets

In this interactive, you will become captain of the Firebird 1 spacecraft and explore the planets in our solar system.

Pond Life

In this game you must identify the pond life animals that are dependent on each other. Photograph a pair and find out how one helps the other!

Earthworm Heroes

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

Scale of the Universe 2

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

DIY Sun Science

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

Salt Volcano

Make your own lava lamp and learn how they work!

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!

NASA app

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

Mosses and Ferns

Find out about mosses and ferns.

Moon Globe

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

Nocturnal animals

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

Eye, eye!

Do you know what your blind spot is? Find out in this fun eye test!

Sound Study Jam

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

Fun Kids Science Weekly Podcast

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

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!

Hour of Code – Moana

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

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!

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!

Colds, the Flu, and You

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

Jungle jeopardy

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

innerbody

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

Adaptation of plant life to extreme cold temperatures

How do plants adapt to freezing Arctic temperatures?

DIY Lake Science

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

Howtosmile

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

Launchball

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

Cargo-Bot

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

Why Do Cuts Heal?

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

Fun Kids Podcast Shorts

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

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!

Blue-Bot

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

Reproduction in plants

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

Magnets

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

Mars Globe

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

Animal tracks

Can you guess who left each of these animal tracks?

Parts of a plant

Test your plant knowledge and vocabulary with labeling activities and a quiz!

Build a bridge!

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

Space racers

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

Material properties

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

Experiments for Kids

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

Healthy plant growth

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

Play and Learn Science

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

Meat-Eating Plants

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

Shark quiz

How much do you know about sharks?

Your Weight on Other Worlds

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

An investigation of friction

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

Xploration Station – Mummify an apple

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

Solids, Liquids and Gases: Intro

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

Rocks and Soils

Carry out experiments on different types of rocks to find out their properties then test yourself in the quiz.

Spacequake

A spacequake has shifted all the planets out of position, can you rearrange the planets into their correct order from the sun?

Active Wild

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

Ultimate Brain

Join Dr Brain as he performs some science magic tricks!

Switch Zoo

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

Deadly Dinosaurs Jigsaw

Choose one of the nine dinosaur jigsaw puzzles to complete.

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!

Camouflaged animals

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

Monster physics

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

Space

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

Ready Jet Go!

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

NASA Space Place

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

Leaf identification

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

Make a Naked Egg

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

The last mammoths

Why did woolly mammoths die out?

Build a Body: Biology Systems-Human

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

Mary Anning

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

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!

Parachute Adventure

Learn about how parachutes work and then make your own!

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!

The human body

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

Where’s my water? Lite

Guide the water through the pipes to help Swampy the Alligator take a shower!

Falling for science

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

Blobz guide to electricity

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

Bend Water With Static Electricity

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

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!

What internal adaptations do pandas have to eat bamboo?

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

Remote Control Roller

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

Code with Anna and Elsa

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

Scientific American

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

Bitz and Bob Helter Skelter

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

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!

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.

Light Absorption Reflection & Refraction

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

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?

Britannica Kids: Volcanoes

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

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!

A.L.E.X.

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

How plants produce seeds

Learn about how plants are pollinated.

Refraction

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

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!

Skyview Lite

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

Earth

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

Bubbles Squared

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

The Learning Zone

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

Bee-Bot

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

Bitz and Bob Pin Wheel

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

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.

Why Do I Have Freckles?

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

Energy Flows

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

Why Do We Have Belly Buttons?

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

Filling without spilling

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

Light

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

Essential Skeleton 4

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

Inventioneers

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

Xploration Station – Make a Balloon Rocket

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

Xploration Station – Make a Lava Lamp

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

Electricity

Experiment by placing different items in a circuit to see what makes the bulb light, then test yourself in the quiz.

Build a Biome

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

Please Do Feed the Animals

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

Plants Under Pressure

Watch about plants at risk of extinction.

Space Station Live

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

Shark quiz

How much do you know about sharks?

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?

Lightbot: Code Hour

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

Galactic Explorer

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

What external adaptations do pandas have for their unique diet?

How do pandas manage to chew tough bamboo?

What are Bacteria?

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

Science bug investigations

Activities to complete in your own backyard!

Moon quiz

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

Which animals hibernate?

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

Whizz Pop Bang!

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

Ultimate Dinopedia: Complete Dinosaur Reference

Impress your friends with tons of fun facts, stats, images and videos from this dinosaur encyclopedia.

Dippy’s Naturenauts

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

Terrific Scientific – Games

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

DIY Human Body

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

DOGO News

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

NASA Be A Martian

Here find the latest images and videos from Mars!

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!

Minecraft Hour of Code Tutorials

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

The adventures of Electro Mouse

Learn an important electrical safety rule!

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?

Bitz and Bob Lets Get Bitzy

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

Add Colour To Flowers Using Science

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

Discovery Education

Explore the globe with this great set of virtual reality clips!

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?

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.

Tree of life

Learn about the history of life on earth.

DIY Nano

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

Space with CBeebies

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

Grow Your Own Plants!

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

Black Magic

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

Rugged Rovers

Design and race your very own space rover!

Barometer in a bottle

Here you can make a barometer and predict the weather!

Wildscreen Arkive

Explore this great website, full of amazing photos, videos and information on wild animals and their habitats.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

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

Bitz and Bob Parachute

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

Team Wild

Team Wild need your help! Count predators, plant trees and survey the deep waters but watch out for obstacles along the way!

Science

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

Our farm in your classroom

Explore the plants and animals living on real life farm.

Rainbow Mechanic

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

The OPAL Learning Lab

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

Explore

Watch live feeds and videos from all around the world.

Sock it to me

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

Don’t be nerve-ous

Do you know what habituation is? Perform this experiment and find out!

Go with the flow

See how gravity affects the blood flow around your body.

Gears Logic Puzzles

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

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.

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!

Classic Maze

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

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!

Racing penguins

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

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!

Anything You Can Do

Your plant is under attack from an army of ants, you must select the correct shape to defend against the individual attack of each ant!

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.

World Wildlife Fund

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

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!

Mains power

Learn how electricity is made and supplied to your home.

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!

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!

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.

Steve Spangler Science

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

Brain Freeze

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

Roto-Copter

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

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!

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!

Weird But True

This app is full of fun facts about all sorts!

Rocket Science 101

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