Tuesday 10th of November is World Science day. So we thought we would share a couple of quick experiments with you!
Keeping it Chilly
Insulation material (papers, cotton wool, fabric, moss, whatever you have handy!)
This is a simple experiment which is easy to set up. The aim is to discover which material is best for insulating an ice cube to prevent it from melting.
Simply set children a time to work together to decide how to insulate the ice cube.
Once insulated, place in a set location and do not move it.
Decide how regularly you will check your cubes (this will be determined by your weather, temperature etc).
Which materials keep the cube from melting the longest?
If it is really cold where you are you could do the opposite and keep some water warm instead but be mindful of scalds and burns
Leaf rubbing is fun no matter what age you are! It can create wonderful pictures but is also a wee peek into the science of trees!
This is a wonderful way to learn about the structure of a leaf and some of the scientific terms related to them.
Create your collage by laying leaves under the paper and using crayon to trace the leaf and create the picture.
Blade – the broad flat part of a leaf
Veins – the lines that run through the blade
Petiole – the stalk of the leaf
If you have found these helpful remember our membership site is filled with many more lessons and activities to help your youngsters learn!