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Science Fun at Home

Some ideas for experiments you can carry out at home from the Primary Science Teaching Trust.

Mrs Bothma's Experiments.

All of the experiments in the blue 'bubbles' below (and the video) are from teacher called Mrs Bothma. I hope you manage to try some of them.

Ice Cream in a Bag

Using a few simple ingredients and resources, you can make your own ice cream.

Live Webcams at Edinburgh Zoo

See what some of the animals get up to throughout the day. You might even spot a tiger!

More experiments to try here...

Colour Changing Milk

In this American video, all you need is whole milk, food colouring, cotton buds and washing up liquid. Watch what happens when the washing liquid is added to the milk (the food colouring is used so you can see what is happening). The soap in the washing up liquid bonds to the fat molecules in the milk which causes the milk to move and the food colouring to scatter. At the same time, the surface tension in the milk is destroyed by the washing up liquid .

What kinds of experiments could you do? You could try changing the variables to discover how they impact on the experiment. Would the scattering change if you used skimmed or semi-skimmed milk? What would happen if you used different brands of washing up liquid? You could try them and find out.