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Activities

Chrome Music Lab

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

Science bug investigations

Activities to complete in your own backyard!

Make an Astronaut Lander

A challenge to create and test a space landing craft.

Biology Week at Home

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

Moon quiz

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

Your Weight on Other Worlds

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

Sound Study Jam

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

Build the Change (Lego)

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

Mosses and Ferns

Find out about mosses and ferns.

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.

Making a fossil

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

Terrific Scientific – Activities

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

Bubbles Squared

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

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.

Code with Anna and Elsa

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

Solids, Liquids and Gases: Intro

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

Animal tracks

Can you guess who left each of these animal tracks?

Deadly Dinosaurs Jigsaw

Choose one of the nine dinosaur jigsaw puzzles to complete.

BBC Stargazing Live Activity Pack

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

What are Bacteria?

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

Blobz guide to electricity

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

Minecraft Hour of Code Tutorials

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

Camouflaged animals

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

Shark quiz

How much do you know about sharks?

Classic Maze

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

Bitz and Bob Pin Wheel

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

Leaf identification

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

Please Do Feed the Animals

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

Light Absorption Reflection & Refraction

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

Butterfly origami/Build a moth hotel

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

Scale of the Universe 2

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

Make your own thaumatrope

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

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

Bitz and Bob Parachute

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

IoP Do Try This at Home

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

Which animals hibernate?

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

Floating Present

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

Bitz and Bob Helter Skelter

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

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?

Coronavirus – a book for children

A digital information book for primary school age children.

DIY Light Up Valentine

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

Make a telescope

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

Hour of Code – Moana

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

Build a Biome

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

Light

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

Shark quiz

How much do you know about sharks?

The OPAL Learning Lab

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