Fun Science Experiments to Try at Home

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Fun Science Experiments to Try at HomeHere are some science experiments children can try at home. They are perfectly safe but children should always be supervised by an adult and the instructions followed VERY carefully.

Science Corner is updated with new experiments on a regular basis, so come back soon and discover more ways children can apply science to amaze family and friends.

This is a really good experiment. Not only will it fool your family and friends but it will also show how modern scientist have produced materials to make our everyday life easier.

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Kids Science Parties is where everyone knows that baking power and vinegar makes tons of gas and bubbles up and it is amazing. But what is the formula and the gas coming out?

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Whether they are breaking the atmosphere into space or soaring through the sky here on Earth, all rockets are launched into the air by the generation of thrust. In this experiment you can launch your own home-made rocket and rocket fuel using everyday things around the house. 

As with any explosive experiment, make sure you have a grown up handy for this one.

Houston, we have no problem! 

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Most homes and all schools and businesses have fire extinguishers. Fire needs heat, fuel and oxygen – fire extinguishers work by removing one of the critical ingredients for a fire - this experiment shows one way to do it – but make sure you have an adult with you when you try it!!!

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An old one but a good one - your Dad or Grandad will remember making this very simple machine which will give you hours of fun. You only need everyday household equipment and the temporary use of an adult (whom you can return to the washing up or gardening when you are done with them).

Pass this information to your friends and you can have Cotton Reel Tractor races. Send us your photo's - we would love to see your contraptions!

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Adhesives make objects cohere (or adhere) together. Cohesion is the word for this sticking force. Cohesion occurs on lots of everyday objects - rain to car windows, chewing gum on the carpet – dirt to you when you have been in the garden. This experiment demonstrates cohesion. (and does not leave a mess like the chewing gum!)

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(No - not Vinegar and Bi-Carb!)

Here is a great way for you to make a enormous erruption, better than the old vinegar and bi-carb. Send an email to The Science Boffins and tell us what you think of it. Great to use at Science Parties.

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Did you know your retina (the back part of your eye) reacts to light and sends signals to the brain – which is what seeing is. There is, however, part of the retina that doesn't give visual information. This is your eye's blind spot. You are so used to it, you don’t know it is there – until you try this simple experiment!

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