The British Science Association has published these two fantastic documents with superb science ideas. Can you complete one and take a 'Science Selfie'?
Balloon in a jar experiment...
The reason the balloon is sucked into the jar is due to air pressure.
When the piece of paper is heated, it creates hot air, which escapes around the balloon.
The hot air escaping is what makes the balloon shake at first.
But because the balloon is made of latex, no new air enters the jar, creating a low-pressure system inside the jar, which sucks the balloon inside.
Volcanic eruption in Blackburn...
The carbon dioxide escapes quickly to create a fantastic volcano. The preparation in the pictures above was well worth it!
The Miracle of New Life
Some examples of the fantastic science activities being carried out by our youngest children in their home learning. Well done EYFS!
Underwater Candle Experiment by Charlie in Year 4
During this difficult time, it is still important that children have the opportunities to work and think scientifically. These ideas are provided by STEM and can be done with minimal equipment during this time of enforced school closure. If you choose to complete one of these excellent activities, please take photos and email them with the details of the activity to my school email address: firstname.lastname@example.org