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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.

Download A Experiment report form

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.

PAPER COLLECTION

Our second collection is a series of practical activities that can all be done with paper.

PAPER BANGER

The paper banger is a “bang producer” made of paper. It is easy to fold from a sheet of paper.

HITCHHIKERS GUIDE TO THE SOLAR SYSTEM

This guide is going to help you to create a “map” of the planets in the solar system.

PAPER GYROSCOPE FLYER

An astonishing flying cylinder that uses the principles of a gyroscope to fly incredible distances. Requiring nothing but paper.

FIBONACCI SPIRAL

Create your very own Fibonacci Spiral

PAPER SPINNER

Create your own paper spinner and investigate how fast they fall when different variables.

PAPER SPINNER (PART 2)

Further investigate your homemade paper spinner.

AGAMOGRAPH

 A fun drawing project that changes depending on your viewing angle.

SEASONAL COLLECTION

Seasonal science experiments throughout the year –  fun and creative science activities

SEED BOMB

Making seed bombs is an easy and fun way to garden and brighten the landscape of your neighbourhood.

MOSS GRAFFITI

Also called eco-graffiti – making living, breathing graffiti has become an exciting new trend. 

GREENHOUSE IN A BAG

Create a miniature greenhouse in your at home. Watch your seeds sprout and grow.

FLOWER DISSECTION

Learn about the reproductive parts of a plant by following thesestep-by-step instructions of dissecting a flower.

MORE RESOURCES

LAVA LAMP

Create your very own lava lamp.

DANCING STICK MAN

Watch your very own doodle come to life with water.

SKITTLES RAINBOW

A fun and simple skittles science activity and experiment that kids love!

DNA EXTRACTION

Learn how to extract DNA from a Strawberry.

RED RAINBOW CABBAGE

This colourful project allows students to see the cabbage plants inner workings by colouring the path in which the water travels.

SUPER COOL EXPERIMENT

Learn how making super-cooled water allows you to make ice in an instant.