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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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Alien face

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Alien face

Alien Faces  What you will need: Paper Paint  Fold a piece of paper in half and open it up again.  Thickly paint half an alien’s face onto one half of the paper up against the crease.  Fold the paper and squish it down firmly.  Open it up to discover your alien face print.  This activity is simple but highly entertaining.

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Monster stones

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Monster stones

Monster Stones  What you will need: Stones Paint Googley eyes (optional) Imagination  Find your favourite stone, paint it a base colour and leave it to dry.  When dry paint on a monstrous face - how many eyes do you want to give it? Has it got any teeth? Once you've got your finished monster stone it's time to decide what he/she/it should be called. Where does it live? What does it eat? What makes it special? Name: Tooth Cruncher   Tooth Cruncher eats other rocks and stones. When all his eyes are shut he can turn invisible!  Name: Baby Boom Boom Baby Boom Boom is the...

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Colour array

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Colour array

Colour Array: this is a fantastic colour mixing experiment!  What you will need: Ice cube trays - or any grid of small containers Water Paint or food colouring in the primary colours: red, blue and yellow. Others colours or black or white are a bonus. Old medicine syringe or pipette Put some old ice cube trays together into a grid. We were using poster paints so we put some water into each of the compartments first to water it down a bit. We then put a different colour into each compartment along the top row and mixed it up with the water. We then put a colour...

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Rainbow Wheel

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Rainbow Wheel

Rainbow Wheel: this is a really simple activity to show what happens when primary and secondary colours are spun very quickly.  What you will need:  Card and paper or a paper plate Coloured pencils, pens or paint Glue Scissors Pencil  We decided to create our rainbow wheel on the computer, but you could easily complete this activity by cutting the edges off a paper plate or drawing a large circle on card and then creating your rainbow pattern. We drew a large circle and then divided it up into sections. Each section was then coloured in a primary or secondary colour - red, orange,...

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