A Water Flame – How does it work?

A Water Flame – How does it work?

The problem with being a scientist is that very little is taken on face value. We went on a family holiday to Norfolk this year and visited the lovely Houghton Hall. The Hall is home to a large collection of outdoor modern sculptures, the most famous of the artists...
Inspiration for Budding Scientists

Inspiration for Budding Scientists

The long summer holiday is almost upon us. Six weeks of lazy mornings. I don’t have to drag the children out of bed and push them off to school. Routine is out of the window. It’s great for a few days and then someone utters those words “mum, I’m bored”. It is well...
Kitchen Chemistry – Growing Crystals

Kitchen Chemistry – Growing Crystals

There is no better way to engage young children in science that to offer to let them do ‘an experiment’. The golden rule before you begin anything vaguely scientific with a small child is to establish the very first law of laboratory safety. Don’t put anything in your...