Science Home Learning

Here are some simple science activities for you to enjoy at home. Remember, always ask an adult before doing any science at home. Be mindful of the resources that you use. Remember to share your science at home using the blog below, or ask an adult to tweet school using @MiddlewichPS.Observe which objects float or sink

 

  • Build a bug hotel
  • Draw round a puddle with chalk and observe what happens over time
  • Build a Lego tower and investigate the shadows it can create
  • Cut the ends of a straw into a point, then blow. What different pitches can you create?
  • Set up a row of bottles with varying amounts of liquid and then blow across the openings to hear the different tones.
  • Test your reaction time by having a friend drop a ruler between two almost closed fingers. See how fast you can grab it. Can you beat your sibling?
  • Fold a paper aeroplane and then bend a corner to see how that changes its flight path.
  • Make a sundial by placing a stick in a vertical position and a circle of rocks around it marking each hour.
  • Dish soap, pepper, a toothpick, and a little bit of water are all you need to feel like a science wizard! Watch a little drop of soap chase pepper away in the Pepper & Soap Experiment.
     

If you would like more of a challenge, here are some fantastic science projects that you can enjoy completing at home! Just click on the files to download at the bottom of the page. There is a wide range of topics and activities for you to choose from. You may choose to complete as many as you like, in any order. Remember, always ask an adult before beginning any of these activities and be mindful what things you are using from home. Make sure you let us know what you have chosen to do via the blog below or ask an adult to tweet school using @MiddlewichPS!

Our Diverse Planet (4-11yrs)
This activity pack is based on ‘Our Diverse Planet’ - celebrating the amazing diversity we see across the world. From biodiversity to cultural and societal diversity, from the diversity of knowledge to STEM careers and subjects.

Mission to the Moon (5-11yrs)
This collection of practical activities, investigations and games will help you to work scientifically and is based upon current moon research and real data. Each activity is based on an element of science, technology, engineering or maths, and allows you to practice problem-solving, critical thinking and creativity!

Animal Adaptations (7-9yrs)
In this programme, you can explore how animals have adapted to cope with all sorts of conditions. Explore communication strategies, travel, camouflage and life in challenging settings, and look at the way humans can learn from animals.

Extreme Elements (7-9yrs)
Have you ever wondered about the earth’s wild and wonderful weather? Think you have what it takes to build an earthquake-proof house or survive in an extreme environment? In this programme, you will make models to learn how weather and extreme events occur, and what their impact can be.

Fact Finders (7-9yrs)
The (fictional) show Fact Finders TV needs your help! The show explores common myths, crazy stories and possible pranks and is asking you to find out, ‘Is it really true?’ and ‘How could it work?’ Make your own models to test your ideas and draw conclusions so you can report back on what’s fact and what’s fiction.

Magic Drum (7-11yrs)
In this activity you can make your own zoetrope, which creates the illusion of a moving pictures by rapidly spinning individual static pictures. A movie is traditionally made from 24 frames of individual images played per second to create the moving picture.  Originally a vintage toy from the 1830s, a zoetrope (translated from the Greek ‘wheel of life’) applies the same principles filmmakers have used since the start of cinema.

The ice is melting (8-12yrs)
In this set of four activities, you can explore the impacts of global warming and melting ice on the Earth. You will learn the difference between land ice and sea ice, and investigate the respective effects of these melting. You will then design your own experiment to examine how melting ice changes the temperature of the atmosphere. You will finish by learning about glaciers, and by looking at satellite images of a glacier to consider how much it has melted over a period of time.

Puzzling Parallax (9-11yrs)
In the context of visual effects in movies, you are challenged to investigate parallax by finding out how the distance of a nearby object is related to how far it appears to move when you view it from different perspectives.  The activity will develop your graph drawing and data analysis skills.

Future world (9-11yrs)
What does the future hold? From what we wear, how we get our energy and even what we eat—there’s always room for innovation. In this programme, you can explore technology and its possible applications in the future, with an emphasis on sustainability.

Movies and magic (9-11yrs)
Sometimes what looks like magic is actually science! In this programme, you will look at magic and movie tricks for inspiration and find out how it’s done. Explore how things are done to make movies look realistic, and investigate whether some of the themes or technology from the movies could be possible in real life. We created guidance videos to talk you through the activities - watch them here.

The Great Exhibition at Home [link here]
In the spirit of Prince Albert’s original Great Exhibition, which showcased the most exciting Victorian technology and inventions from 1851, students across the country will take part in engineering challenges and create their own Great Exhibitions at home! For this year’s challenge, participants will submit a 1 minute video presenting their Great Exhibition at Home, which tackles the question: How can engineering help protect the planet?
Take part in The Great Exhibition at Home Challenge to be in with a chance of winning fantastic prizes including: £500 worth of equipment to supersize STEM subjects in your school, the opportunity to video chat one with one of our inspiring engineers and more!

Please also have look at the links below  and the files to download for lots of ideas to help your child access enjoyable and educational science activities.

 

Fun Science and Technology Activities

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/

STEM Lab

https://4-h.org/parents/stem-agriculture/youth-stem-activities/

Science Max!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbprhISv-0ReKPPyhf7-Dtw

Visit DK Find Out! to learn about dinosaurs, space, animals, nature & more. Fun learning activities for kids with videos, quizzes & galleries.

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/

The Science Museum

https://learningresources.sciencemuseum.org.uk/resources/?keystage=early-years+ks1+ks2

BBC Bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z6svr82

Active Science has created games based on humans and animals.

https://www.abpischools.org.uk/public/activescience/module2/home.html

https://www.abpischools.org.uk/public/activescience/module4/home.html

Interactive activities 

 http://interactivesites.weebly.com/habitats.html

Research, design and build a range of different structures to meet design briefs at Exploratorium.

https://www.exploratorium.edu/structures/index.html

StarChild is a learning centre for young astronomers to learn about the solar system, the Milky Way galaxy, and the universe beyond.

https://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/StarChild.html

Science resources

 http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/science/science4a.htm

Explore physics the exciting way, by trying out a simple and fun experiment. This month, Electric Slime!

http://www.physics.org/marvinandmilo.asp

Science projects   

 http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/projects.html

 

Files to Download

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