The Royal Institution have produced a series of science activities aimed at 4-11 year olds.
They have been designed to be cheap and easy to do at home, using common household objects. Each 'ExpeRimental' comes with a video and clear instructions.
Here are some examples:
Spinema - Create your very own hand-made animations, and learn about how we perceive motion.
Rubber band cannons - Build rubber band cannons from crisp tins and drinks bottles, and use them to explore projectile motion...
Cakes in a cup - Investigate the chemistry of cakes by making microwave mug cakes and seeing what happens when you leave out key ingredients from the recipe.
View all ExpeRimental activities on The Royal Institution website.
Also, check out ExpeRimental Live! on their Facebook page - every Thursday at 2:00pm (BST).
ExpeRimental is a series of short films that make it fun, easy and cheap to do science at home with children aged 4 to 11. Our films give you lots of ideas for kids’ activities that will help you explore the world around you, question and experiment together. Each activity is designed to be easy to do using only common household objects. Simply playing, watching closely, and asking questions is enough to light a spark of science learning at home with young children. All the experiments are about encouraging natural curiosity and investigating the wonders of science while you play.