Make a Zapper

Make a Zapper

Theme:  The purpose is that pupils learn about static electricity. It will focus on how to generate it and to watch how it behaves How does the experiment work? When you rub the Styrofoam plate with a wool cloth, you charge it up. The Styrofoam attracts the electrons...
Rain Cloud in a Jar

Rain Cloud in a Jar

Theme:  The purpose is that pupils learn how it rains How does the experiment work? Making a rain cloud in a jar is obviously a simplistic model of how it actually rains, but it gives young children a hands-on visual that is extremely valuable to their learning. For...
Static Electricity Butterfly

Static Electricity Butterfly

Theme:  The purpose is that pupils produce a static charge by rubbing and observe the effect of static electricity on the butterfly’s wings. Most matter is usually electrically neutral; it has the same number of electrons as protons. When matter somehow gets extra...
Electric Lemons!

Electric Lemons!

  Theme:  The purpose is that pupils explore how acidic solutions are able to conduct electricity. How does the experiment work? This activity explores how batteries conduct power, through the old technique of wet cells.The wet cell is created using a lemon...
The Rocket Launch

The Rocket Launch

Theme: Air and Forces The air coming out of the back of the balloon pushes the balloon forward. This is how rockets work- the hot burning gases rushing out of the back of the rockets push them forwards. For pupils For teachers This box is created by Niamh...
Make a Soda Shoot!

Make a Soda Shoot!

Theme: Making a Soda Shoot! Concept: ‘Nucleation’  (explanation of ‘contrail’) Making a jet of fizzy drink shoot out of a bottle is a lot of fun! It is an example of nucleation a process that makes a lot bubbles form at places called nucleation sites. In the fizzy...