Quick activities that you don't need to spend all day on. Perfect when you have a spare 45 minutes to fill.
Investigate how your memory works, and learn a cunning trick to help memorise lots of things.
Confuse your body with eight illusions to experiment with your sense of 'proprioception'.
Learn how different parts of your brain deal with different tasks, test your multitasking skills, and explore how some activities 'interfere' with each other.
Make a delicious and disgusting fake poo, and learn about how our emotions form.
Find out why we see faces in inanimate objects and learn about what features are most important in recognising a face.
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.
Marieke and her daughter Tilly make music with wine glasses and squash, and investigate how changing one variable can affect another.
Sophie and her son Hector explore the magical world of static electricity by making charged objects move without touching them.
Petra and her son Adam try out an amazing trick with a coat hanger and some string, and think about the science of sound.
Gail and her daughters make amazing balancing structures and explore the science of stability.
Discover the hidden colours in ink.
Experiment with the chemistry of candles and make a flame jump through the air.
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.