This is a selection of the ExpeRimental activities that we feel are particularly well suited to younger children, though all the experiments are worth considering for any age.
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.
Petra and her son Adam try out an amazing trick with a coat hanger and some string, and think about the science of sound.
Pasha, Rushana and their son Aaryan learn about mixtures, solutions and chemical reactions while making home-made play dough.
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.