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British Science Week 2017

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British Science Week 2017

The theme for this year’s British Science Week is “Change”. The week aims to encourage children to think about and investigate the changes happening in the world all around us - from seasons and climate, to materials and energy.  Here at Strange Snail we love mixing science with activities that we can try out at home. Why not try out some of these:  Experience the thixotropic properties of cornflour slime Turn white flowers into crazy colours See how many different colours you can make in a colour array Our science-inspired discovery boxes include: Planets and Stars, Endangered Animals and Colour...

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Slime: this one is less crafty and more messy!  We put around 150g of corn flour into a bowl, and mixed food colouring into about half a cup of water. We then added this coloured water slowly until all the flour was wet and it changed consistency into a weird sticky, slimy mixture. The whole point of this activity is to get your hands in - to mix it all together well and experience the odd textures. We added some wholemeal flour too - to give our slime a more lumpy texture, but you could also add poppy seeds or...

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