Activities particularly well suited for children aged 5-8.
Andrea and his sons Alessandro and Serafino build rubber band cannons from crisp tins and drinks bottles, and use them to explore projectile motion... and knock down any target they can think of.
Oly and her daughter Viola build a home-made lava lamp and use a surprising property of citrus fruits to explore the science of floating and sinking.
Mei and her daughter Mischa learn why bubbles are always round and find out how to make giant bubbles with a couple of wooden spoons and some string.
Marieke and her daughter Tilly make music with wine glasses and squash, and investigate how changing one variable can affect another.
Mark and his girls Sasha and Lara build and race their own balloon powered cars.
Aoife and her children Lorenzo and Alice become engineers for the day, building structures out of spaghetti and marshmallows, and investigating the properties of materials.
Jackie and her son Alex make a homemade parachute to transport an egg safely to the ground, and explore what it means to do a fair test.
Gail and her daughters make amazing balancing structures and explore the science of stability.
Discover the hidden colours in ink.
Make an uncooked egg bounce!
Comedian Rufus Hound and his son Alby make soap powered boats and learn how soap affects the way water molecules hold onto each other.
Pasha, Rushana and their son Aaryan learn about mixtures, solutions and chemical reactions while making home-made play dough.
Danielle and Michael make self-propelled rockets out of juice bottles in an adventure playground, and learn how a chemical reaction which produces gas can be used to propel a rocket.
Andy and his nephews make a beautiful colour changing liquid from cabbage juice, and explore the science of indicator solutions.
Olympia and her daughter Viola make a self-inflating balloon and experiment to find out which household liquids react with bicarbonate of soda.
Catherine and the Lurgan Brownies Group make butter from cream.
Investigate the chemistry of cakes by making microwave mug cakes and seeing what happens when you leave out key ingredients from the recipe.