Force & Movement Experiments

Balancing Act
Balancing Act Science Magic Do the impossible balance a can on its bottom rim and amaze your friends Suitable for kids aged 6+ You Need: Two empty 375ml cans 100mls of water approx What to do: Pour about 100mls...
Cartesian Diver
Make an age-old toy: The Cartesian Diver. It floats in a bottle filled with water, but when you squeeze the bottle, the diver mysteriously plunges to the bottom. Suitable for kids aged 5+ with parental supervision. You Need: An empty soft drink bottle with...
Straw Rocket
Make this rocket quickly and easily out of drinking straws. Then blast it high into the air using air pressure. Fun and completely safe! Suitable for kids aged 5+ with parental supervision. You Need: A drinking straw (preferably one that bends near the end)...
Egg In A Bottle
Egg In A Bottle This classic science demonstration never ceases to amaze. Get a hard-boiled egg through a small bottle neck opening and into the bottle without touching it. A great way to learn about air pressure. Suitable for kids aged 10+ with parental supervision CAUTION This...
Floating Paper Clip
Floating Paper Clip Paper clips sink in water, right!? Using a piece of paper towel and a steady you can get them to float. Its all about the surface tension of the water. Try adding a drop of liquid detergent to upset the balance. Or floating the paper clips in different liquids. Lots...
Hairdryer Hover Ball
Hairdryer Hover Ball Hairdryers are not only good for drying hair. Impress your friends and float a ping pong ball in mid-air for minutes. Suitable for kids aged 7+ with parental supervision CAUTION This science activity should only be done under adult supervision as it...
Balloon Hovercraft
Balloon Hovercraft Make your own simple hovercraft out of an old CD and a balloon. Then watch it glide over the floor on a cushion of air. Make a few and have some races with friends which design outperforms them all? Suitable for kids aged 5+ with parental supervision ...
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