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Build the Change (Lego)

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

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

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

Temperature Time Warp

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

Fun Kids Science Weekly Podcast

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

Bend Water With Static Electricity

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

Energy Flows

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

Coronavirus – a book for children

A digital information book for primary school age children.

Material properties

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

Solids, Liquids and Gases: Intro

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

Unlimited Space Agency’s YouTube channel

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

The dangers of electricity

See the dangers of approaching a powerful source of electricity!

Please Do Feed the Animals

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

Deadly Dinosaurs Jigsaw

Choose one of the nine dinosaur jigsaw puzzles to complete.

DIY Sun Science

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

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.

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!

Scientific American

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

Moon quiz

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

Twinkl ARchitect

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

Go with the flow

See how gravity affects the blood flow around your body.

What’s a Meteor Shower

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

An investigation of friction

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

Lightbot: Code Hour

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

Switch Zoo

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

Barometer in a bottle

Here you can make a barometer and predict the weather!

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.

DIY Light Up Valentine

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

Your Weight on Other Worlds

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

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!

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!

Baking soda experiments

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

Space with CBeebies

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

Rugged Rovers

Design and race your very own space rover!

Plants Under Pressure

Watch about plants at risk of extinction.

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?

Leaf identification

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

Build a Biome

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

Junkateers

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

Kakapo Run

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

Mains power

Learn how electricity is made and supplied to your home.

Magnets

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

Hour of Code – Moana

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

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!

Parachute Adventure

Learn about how parachutes work and then make your own!

Remote Control Roller

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

Why Do I Have Freckles?

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

Children’s BBC Stargazing

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

Falling for science

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

Ultimate Brain

Join Dr Brain as he performs some science magic tricks!

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!

Make an Astronaut Lander

A challenge to create and test a space landing craft.

Cargo-Bot

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

Bitz and Bob Lets Get Bitzy

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

Bitz and Bob Parachute

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

Minecraft Hour of Code Tutorials

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

Jungle jeopardy

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

Steve Spangler Science

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

Camouflaged animals

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

The Learning Zone

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

Forest Food Web Game

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

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.

Biology Week at Home

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

Earthworm Heroes

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

Science Fun at Home

A collection of fun, practical science activities for children.

Power Up – Spot the Hazard

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

Experiments for Kids

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

DOGO News

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

Cato’s Hike Lite

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

The adventures of Electro Mouse

Learn an important electrical safety rule!

Mosses and Ferns

Find out about mosses and ferns.

Blobz guide to electricity

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

Make a Naked Egg

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

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!

DIY Human Body

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

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!

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!

Brain Freeze

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

Earth

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

Salt Volcano

Make your own lava lamp and learn how they work!

Make a telescope

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

What are Bacteria?

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

Space

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

Rainbow Mechanic

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

Science at Work

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

Essential Skeleton 4

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

Britannica Kids: Volcanoes

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

Kids Against Plastic

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

Black Magic

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

Whizz Pop Bang!

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

What external adaptations do pandas have for their unique diet?

How do pandas manage to chew tough bamboo?

NASA app

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

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!

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!

Scale of the Universe 2

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

Mars Globe

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

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.

Bitz and Bob Pin Wheel

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

Healthy plant growth

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

Build a Body: Biology Systems-Human

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

Making a fossil

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

Play and Learn Science

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

The human body

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

UNSA Podcast with astrophysicist Jen Gupta

A great podcast for all budding astronomers and astronauts.

Howtosmile

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

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!

Sock it to me

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

Science bug investigations

Activities to complete in your own backyard!

Blue-Bot

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

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?

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!

Gears Logic Puzzles

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

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!

Babble Dabble Do

Creative projects to get kids excited and learning about science!

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

Tree of life

Learn about the history of life on earth.

How plants produce seeds

Learn about how plants are pollinated.

Colds, the Flu, and You

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

Build a bridge!

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

Operation Ouch

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

Grow Your Own Plants!

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

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!

Blow Your Mind

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

Space racers

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

Animal tracks

Can you guess who left each of these animal tracks?

Switched on Kids

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

DIY Lake Science

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

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?

Code with Anna and Elsa

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

Fun Kids Podcast Shorts

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

Galactic Explorer

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

The last mammoths

Why did woolly mammoths die out?

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!

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!

Encounter Edu

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

Bee-Bot

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

Inventioneers

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

Changes in the state of materials

Watch different materials change state!

Bubbles Squared

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

Classic Maze

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

Build your own space mission

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

Rocket Science 101

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

Explore

Watch live feeds and videos from all around the world.

Active Wild

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

Add Colour To Flowers Using Science

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

Which animals hibernate?

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

Xploration Station – Make a Balloon Rocket

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

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!

Xploration Station – Mummify an apple

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

NASA Space Place

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

Refraction

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

What internal adaptations do pandas have to eat bamboo?

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

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!

innerbody

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

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?

Shark quiz

How much do you know about sharks?

Space Station Live

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

Solar System Scope

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

Design Remix

Collaborate with others to create new and exciting design ideas!

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!

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!

JoJo and Gran Gran

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

10 Science Experiments Every Child Should Do At Least Once

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

Share it! Science News

Fill your Saturdays with these fun science experiments!

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.

A.L.E.X.

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

NASA Be A Martian

Here find the latest images and videos from Mars!

Xploration Station – Make a Lava Lamp

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

Why Do Cuts Heal?

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

Skyview Lite

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

Light Absorption Reflection & Refraction

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

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?

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!

Reproduction in plants

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

WWF Fascinating Facts

Find out facts about amazing wildlife species.

Dippy’s Naturenauts

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

Invention Engine

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

Sound Study Jam

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

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!

The OPAL Learning Lab

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

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.

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'.

Launchball

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

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!

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!

Bill Nye’s home demos

Lots of experiments to carry out at home

Roto-Copter

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

bioGraphic

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

Racing penguins

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

Space scoop

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

Monster physics

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

BBC Stargazing Live Activity Pack

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

Gene Quest

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

DIY Nano

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

Meat-Eating Plants

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

Why Do We Have Belly Buttons?

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

Why Do We Need Sleep?

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

World Wildlife Fund

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

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!

Build a skeleton

Race against the clock to complete a human skeleton.

Solar System Size and Distance

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

Mary Anning

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

Our farm in your classroom

Explore the plants and animals living on real life farm.

Terrific Scientific – Activities

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

Total Darkness

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

Bitz and Bob Helter Skelter

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

Ready Jet Go!

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

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.

Explore energy generation with KB2 and REG

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

IoP Do Try This at Home

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

Light

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

Filling without spilling

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

Shark quiz

How much do you know about sharks?

Chrome Music Lab

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

Wild Wild Whipsnade Animal Masks

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

Scratch Jr

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

Nocturnal animals

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

Moon Globe

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