Science Project Ideas

Monitoring the Weather

Weather stations include different ways of measuring the weather. Meteorologists (people who study the weather) use weather stations to monitor the weather day by day, and use the results to…

Melting Points for Different Solids

Different solids turn into liquids (melt) at different temperatures. This temperature is described as the melting point. Some solids are made up of molecules that bind together tightly and others…

The Physics of Bubbles

Whether they are in a bubble bath or drifting on the wind, bubbles are beautiful and fun things. Try making your own to examine the amazing properties of the simple…

Facts About Insects and Minibeasts

‘Minibeast’ is the collective name for many small animals, including spiders, slugs and snails, worms, insects, centipedes and many other things. Minibeasts are also called invertebrates, which means they do…

Find Out About Fish and Sea Animals

Fish and sea animals live in a very different environment to ours, and come in all shapes and sizes, from tiny to enormous. Fun Fish Facts Fish have been around…

Facts About Bacteria and Viruses

Bacteria and viruses are often confused with each other, but they are very different. Bacteria are usually harmless and viruses are usually harmful, though there are bad bacteria and useful…

When the Wind Blows: Making a Wind Vane

Warm air is less dense than cold air, and so as air is warmed by the sun it rises (see ‘Warm and Cold: Expanding Air’ and ‘Floating and Sinking: Looking…

Facts About Fungi, Mushrooms and Toadstools

Fungi (singular is ‘fungus’) are not plants or animals but are in a separate kingdom. Fungi Facts Mushrooms are the fruit of some kinds of fungi – the rest of…

Cooking With the Sun

Cooking with the sun (solar cooking) provides free, safe, clean heat energy that preserves nutrients in food. Cooking with the Sun On a clear, bright, sunny day, line a mixing…

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