Under an hour

Quick activities that you don't need to spend all day on. Perfect when you have a spare 45 minutes to fill.

Memory masters

Investigate how your memory works, and learn a cunning trick to help memorise lots of things.

Baffling body illusions

Confuse your body with eight illusions to experiment with your sense of 'proprioception'.

Multitasking mayhem

Learn how different parts of your brain deal with different tasks, test your multitasking skills, and explore how some activities 'interfere' with each other.

Disgusting dining

Make a delicious and disgusting fake poo, and learn about how our emotions form.

Finding faces

Find out why we see faces in inanimate objects and learn about what features are most important in recognising a face.

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Homemade lava lamp

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.

Singing wine glasses

Marieke and her daughter Tilly make music with wine glasses and squash, and investigate how changing one variable can affect another.

Static magic

Sophie and her son Hector explore the magical world of static electricity by making charged objects move without touching them.

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Musical coat hangers

Petra and her son Adam try out an amazing trick with a coat hanger and some string, and think about the science of sound.

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Balancing sculptures

Gail and her daughters make amazing balancing structures and explore the science of stability.

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Colour quest

Discover the hidden colours in ink.

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Candle chemistry

Experiment with the chemistry of candles and make a flame jump through the air.

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Playing with play dough

Pasha, Rushana and their son Aaryan learn about mixtures, solutions and chemical reactions while making home-made play dough.

Fizzy cubes

Olympia and her daughter Viola make a self-inflating balloon and experiment to find out which household liquids react with bicarbonate of soda.