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Resources

 

Our collection of resources, targeted at Key Stage 2, support the education programme we offer here at STEM Discovery Centre.

On this page you’ll find simple, hands-on science experiments that are linked to the themes and curriculum areas that you can engage with when you visit us – so they’re the perfect activities to share with your pupils before or after your visit.

All of the activities can be carried out easily in the classroom, using basic household supplies and equipment.

MAGNETISM AND FORCES COLLECTION

Our first collection looks at practical investigations into the power of magnetism and forces. Try out as many or as few as you would like before or after visiting us.

SNAKE CHARMING

An investigation into magnetic attraction.

MAGNETIC DANCER

An investigation into the science of magnetic attraction, including a maths activity to find the angles and lengths required to make a frame for your magnetic dancer.

MAKE A COMPASS

A simple introduction to north and south poles and understanding how the Earth is like a giant magnet.

HOVERCRAFT

An investigation into frictional forces and methods of overcoming them, exploring air resistance, water resistance and friction.

ELECTRO MAGNETS

A practical activity to show how to make a magnet using electricity.

MAGNETIC ANIMALS

A creative activity that uses a “magnetic wand” to move animals crafted from card around.

STOMP ROCKETS

An investigation into forces, especially the 2nd Law of Motion.

MAGNETIC FIELD PICTURES

A creative activity designed to further explore magnetic fields. This also makes a fantastic wall display.