I can’t quite believe it’s time for British Science Week again already. It seems like two minutes since we were planning our space themed experiments last year. If like me, time has run away from you and you need some easy ideas for British Science Week, we’ve got some suggestions that might help. I also have a new science book with lots of fun edible science experiments for kids!
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The theme for British Science Week 2020 is ‘our diverse planet‘. We’ve got some easy ecology investigation ideas that would fit this theme quite nicely.
Ecology Experiments for Kids
Make a model of a polar habitat, this is a great way to learn about how animals adapt to their surroundings.
Another easy investigation for younger children is to model melting polar ice caps.
A homemade wormery is fun to make and a good way to make observations over time.
This mini ecosystem from Stir the Wonder is lovely too.
Space Science Investigation Ideas for British Science Week
This post comes with a full instruction book and printable challenge cards for lots of space themed investigation ideas for kids. The paper spinners are especially easy and inexpensive. You could even turn them into a whole school challenge, perhaps who can make the slowest falling spinner?
Set Up a Slime Lab
Another easy idea for British Science Week is to make different slimes and spend time exploring the textures. We even designed a test to investigate which slime gave the best splat!
Make a square bubble
Try some bubble science! You could set up a make your own bubble wand station or investigate how to make a square bubble?
Or how about finding out how to make giant bubbles? We made our own mixture and used a hula hoop as a wand.
Edible Igneous Rocks
Make some edible igneous rocks with Rainy Day Mum.
Investigate How Craters Form
Discover how craters form with this easy crater investigation using flour and marbles.
Try a Traditional Science Experiment
Make it a STEM Challenge
What are you doing for British Science Week? We’d love you to share your ideas with us.