Get outside and start experimenting. Activities to do in the great outdoors.
Experiment with your perception of distance and size by making the amazing Ames room illusion.
Find out why we see faces in inanimate objects and learn about what features are most important in recognising a face.
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.
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.
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.
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.