The experimental method | Society for Experimental Biology

This video discusses key points of a scientific experiment, from coming up with a research question to interpreting your data. 

 Home grown nature projects | Field Studies Council

Learn how to make your own pitfall traps, attract reptiles and amphibians and insects to your garden.

Join FSC tutor Jo Harris and special guest Lola to learn more about the fun and interesting things you can do around the local green spaces you have to attract and catch organisms.

How to create a pond in your garden | Field Studies Council

Fancy a lockdown recycling project? FSC tutor Jo Harris shows how to create a freshwater habitat in your garden from upcycled material.

As well as how to monitor the organisms that colonise the pond when it is up and running. Get the accompanying FSC guide online.

Hunting for minibeasts | Field Studies Council

Nature is all around us, your garden or local green space is a great place to look for minibeasts and practice your identification skills, join FSC tutor Sam as he explores his garden for invertebrates.

Get the accompanying FSC guide online

Exploring common British woodland plants | Field Studies Council

Want to practice your plant Identification? FSC tutor Andrew, talks through some common woodland plant species and how you might spot them and shares some stories.

For a pack that will guide you through Woodland walks and help your identification skills, look online.

Rubber Band Bass Guitar | Institute of Physics 

Pick up some good vibrations in this activity to try out with your family and discover the physics behind every bass-line.

Find out more info here.

Waterproof Hankie | Institute of Physics

This surprising trick is a great excuse to threaten to pour water over your family. Put their trust to the test as you turn a full glass of water upside down over their head!

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Shrinking Coin | Institute of Physics

2D or not 2D, that is the question. To find the answer you’ll need to get your family thinking outside the box!

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Reversing Arrow | Institute of Physics

The perfect demonstration for showing off over a webcam, after seeing our reversing arrow your family won’t know if they’re coming or going.

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Wobbly Stick | Institute of Physics

Are you ready to compete in the world famous* Institute of Physics balance-off? Discover the lost art of stick balancing in this competition probably best done away from anything fragile!

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Milk Carton Sprinkler | Institute of Physics

An amazing invention that will make watering your plants a breeze and leave you dizzy with excitement. You’ll never look at a milk carton quite the same way again.

Find out more here.

Rocket Balloon | Institute of Physics

If you’ve ever wanted to boldly go to infinity and beyond, or to a galaxy far, far away, you can start by sending balloons across your living room.

Find out more here.

Hot Water Rising | Institute of Physics

This is a kitchen experiment that we’re sure will float your boat. Discover why a difference in temperature makes hot water rise in this colourful balancing act.

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Electric Balloons | Institute of Physics

We’re sure this electrifying demo will be a positive experience for you and your family. Find out about electric charges and how they can be used to attract and repel. We hope it doesn’t rub anyone up the wrong way.

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Vanishing Coin | Institute of Physics

We can all make money disappear, but your family won’t believe their eyes as their coin vanishes right in front of them in this experiment. You’ll leave them reflecting whether it was all just smoke and mirrors...

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Toilet Roll Solar System | Institute of Physics

This is a down-to-earth activity for anyone who loves space – but can find the distances between planets a bit mind-boggling.

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Ping Pong Pick Up | Institute of Physics

Join us for a challenge that’s perfect for whenever you need a “pick me up”. Lift your spirits at the same time as your ping pong balls when you challenge your family to a game of… Ping Pong Pick Up.

Find out more here.

Bouncing High | Institute of Physics

For the final episode in the IOP's series, check out this experiment that’s sure to put a spring in your step – but hopefully not a hole in your window!

Find out more here.

Experimental science in the classroom with Brian Cox – plants | The Royal Society

In this series of four videos, Professor Brian Cox talks you through a simple science experiment you can do to investigate what plants need to grow.

Experimental science in the classroom with Brian Cox – heart rate | The Royal Society

In this series of four videos, Professor Brian Cox talks you through a simple science experiment you can do to investigate how exercise affects your heart rate.

How do butterflies drink? | The Royal Society of Biology

Have you ever wondered why insects like butterflies have long, thin mouth parts? Find out more about how butterflies drink using our easy to follow experiment.

Test your knowledge!

Once complete, test your knowledge with our downloadable worksheet

Why do slugs and snails need slime? | The Royal Society of Biology 

You can make your own slime and learn all about how slugs and snails move upside down and up the sides of your fences and walls.

Test your knowledge!

Once complete, test your knowledge with our downloadable worksheet.

Why do leaves change colour in Autumn? | The Royal Society of Biology

Set up your own chromatography lab and explore why leaves change colour in the autumn from green to red and yellow.

Test your knowledge!

Once complete, test your knowledge with our downloadable worksheet.

How to Build a Bug Hotel | Zoological Society London

Get creative and help wildlife in your own garden or local green space.

Find out how to make a bug hotel and much more below.