https://rcm-eu.amazon-adsystem.com/e/cm?o=2&p=26&l=ur1&category=audible&banner=17141TPTZW4RSFTKED82&f=ifr&linkID=2d13643d195869f6b02aa6e5ac5b0ce5&t=bioactivelear-21&tracking_id=bioactivelear-21 One of my go-to apps when I’m out running is Audible. I love listening to a book while I’m pounding the pavements or cycle paths, and indulging in a little ‘me time’ that can be in short supply with two jobs, two children, one husband, one cat, and a half dozen fish that are… Continue reading Scientific Reading Matter…
At Science Unschool Club, we got stuck into using the potato clock kits to explore powering devices just using a potato, lemon or even salt water. I have found that the best kit for the job is actually the Green Science Enviro Battery one: http://amzn.to/2oMT1wY All of the potato clock type kits are fairly similar… Continue reading More Electrifying Fun!
Everyone that came on Tuesday 30th enjoyed the electricity-themed activities greatly. One activity was experimenting with an ‘energy stick’. The youngsters were amazed to find out that they could complete the circuit themselves, and it would light up and make a (somewhat irritating!) noise, as well as that even with a bigger and bigger circle… Continue reading Electrifying Fun at Unschool Club
As we are rapidly approaching December and the last of this year’s Science Unschool Clubs, I can’t help but be drawn to considering 2017 and what it could bring. This year has been interesting, challenging and a great experience. I look back at all that has changed since I left “proper” teaching in 2015 and… Continue reading December, Festive Science, and beyond…
Food colourings have changed. They are now required to be ‘natural’. The chemical composition has changed, and so have the experiment results. Where once you could get a lovely blue streak through a celery or bright pink tinges to the edge of white carnations, you now get a big, fat nothing. And it’s all down… Continue reading Ink-possible problem?
I always try to factor time in to run my experiments before using them in my study sessions or Clubs. Firstly, because that’s good practice, but secondly, because experiments can be different when using products at home. In school, I had wonderful technicians who would trial things for me, and check we had all of… Continue reading Walking ‘Water’?
We go through changes all the time, but in this session of the Science Unschool Club, it will hopefully only be the experiments that are changing – unless you count the amount of knowledge we have! Water is a fantastic demonstrator of changes of state. For something so plain, so boring – odourless, colourless, often… Continue reading Changes