Fun science experiments

Super science experiments for home learners

Tes Resources Team

Home Learning Science Experiments

The first thing that comes to mind when you think of science is exciting experiments, concoctions in conical flasks, blazing bunsen burners and crisp white lab coats, however, science can be just as fun at home!

By using resources that can be sourced around the house, you can easily conduct experiments safely without the need for a laboratory, safety goggles or a fire extinguisher! So why not check out this engaging collection of easy-to-follow science experiments designed to engage and inspire learners of all ages. 

Egg Drop Challenge
Carl Farrant

Egg Drop Challenge

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A PowerPoint and resource, order form sheet to give the children the task of designing and creating a structure than can hold an egg and protect it from a 3 metre drop. Children are also given a budget and will have to manage their finances accordingly. This was completed as part of a Parent's E...
Kitchen Science - STEM activities
Science Museum Learning

Kitchen Science - STEM activities

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A downloadable booklet of fun science activities using everyday ingredients, with notes for teachers. This booklet contains step-by-step instructions for science activities and experiments that are safe and easy to do in the classroom or at home.
Rainbows Everywhere! Science Talking Point and Experiment
RubyTuesdayBooks

Rainbows Everywhere! Science Talking Point and Experiment

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KS2 Science: Light Use these worksheets to help children understand how rainbows form, to observe where rainbow colours appear in everyday life and try and make some of their own rainbow colours. Big and bright images with rainbows appearing would brighten up any 'Light' display. This download com...
Science experiments
cjoyce21

Science experiments

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I used this slideshow when running a rewards afternoon science workshop. The experiments were fun and I quickly explained each of the experiments to the chikdren although each experiment could be done throughout the term looking into each one in more detail.
Air Rockets
CRESTstar

Air Rockets

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Make a paper air rocket and bottle launcher! Includes instructions with diagrams & templates for your rocket. This is the activity from the National Science Engineering Week stand at the Big Bang Fair 2012 Note: This is NOT a CREST Star awards accredited activity. Find CREST Star activities @...
BICARB AND VINEGAR ROCKET ACTIVITY
Teachersgem

BICARB AND VINEGAR ROCKET ACTIVITY

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Science Activity - Children can make rockets using bicarb and vinegar and design a cover for their rocket. It's recommended that the launch is done outside as it's a bit messy. Great fun though! Please message me if you have any questions about this resource.
Egg Drop Lander Activity
NASAeducation

Egg Drop Lander Activity

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Velocity and acceleration of falling objects affect the force of their landing. In this activity, students design a package to protect a raw egg from breaking as it falls to the ground.
Primary Science Experiments
skybluedavid

Primary Science Experiments

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Here are a collection of fun science experiments, designed for Primary and SEN pupils. Collected and adapted from various sites including the Science Museum. Ideal way to inject a little fun into those end of term lessons.
Bridge Design Challenge: Experiment
aslawrenson

Bridge Design Challenge: Experiment

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Worksheets and resources to deliver a bridge design activity. Students are set the challenge to design a bridge which crosses a 30 cm gap and supports a car. They must fully budget for materials. Each bridge can be tested in turn and points awarded to identify a winner. This can be delivered as a st...
Rocket Races Activity
NASAeducation

Rocket Races Activity

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In this activity students construct balloon-powered racing cars using a foam tray and drinking straws. They then test the cars along a measured track on the floor. At the conclusion of the activity, students submit a detailed report on their racer design and how it performed in the trials.
KS1 Science: Plants - plants and sunlight experiment.
RubyTuesdayBooks

KS1 Science: Plants - plants and sunlight experiment.

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Observe the effect of limiting sunlight for plants. Quality scientific questioning to engage in intrigued children and scaffold learning. It complements our book Roots, stems, leaves and flowers from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, ple...
Boat Design Challenge: Experiment
aslawrenson

Boat Design Challenge: Experiment

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Worksheets and resources to deliver a boat design activity. Students are set the challenge to design a boat which floats and carries passengers. They must fully budget for materials. Each boat can be tested in turn and points awarded to identify a winner. This can be delivered as a standalone activi...