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Children's science kit retailer Scienceshop has launched its Science Stars competition to find the most exciting school experiments.

What is it?

Film pupils as they conduct a science experiment and upload the clip to YouTube with the title "Scienceshop Science Star" and your school's name. The clip should be three to five minutes long and show a chemistry, physics or biology investigation. Email the link to

Who is it for?

Primaries, secondaries and sixth forms.

What is the prize?

First prize is Scienceshop products worth #163;250, second prize is worth #163;100 and third prize is worth #163;50.

What else?

Scienceshop kits are designed to support independent learning, challenge gifted and talented pupils and support after-school clubs. In the Stars and Planets set, pupils build their own solar system or create a flip book of the moon's phases. And in Intro to Engineering, pupils learn about forces and speed by creating their own pulleys, wind-up cars, balloon rockets or paddle-wheel boats. Visit

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