Category Archives: Science

Cambridge Science Saturday

On Saturday 16th, we went to the Cambridge Science Festival.  The festival runs for a few weeks but they have a huge number of family-friendly activities concentrated on ‘Science Saturday’.  Our children are still too young for many of the … Continue reading

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Weekly round-up: Museums galore!

We’ve been away for the past week, visiting relatives.  It’s been lovely to see people but quite a trek – to Leeds, New Brighton, Southport and Stockport in four days.  It was lovely to introduce Carys to family members who … Continue reading

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Space study week 2 – Gravity and Space Rocks

We started this week by learning about gravity: its impact of Earth’s gravity on us and of the Sun’s gravity on our solar system.  The Intellego materials weren’t very good on this topic so we read one of the excellent … Continue reading

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Journey into Space

We started a project on space this week.  Edward has become fascinated by the solar system so I’m capitalising on that – and happily for me, it’s something I’m fascinated by too.  How wonderful when your child’s interests coincide with … Continue reading

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Ant World

Edward and I have just spent an hour this evening gently coaxing tiny black ants into a plastic casing.  Following our under the ground project, I thought it would be interesting to see underground life in action, so we bought … Continue reading

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Electricity

Edward has been asking lots of questions about electricity (how does the light work?; how can birds sit on electric wires without getting hurt?).  I managed to get hold of this great book ‘Switch on switch off’, which explains electricity for younger … Continue reading

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Ice experiments

The snow has almost gone so we were talking today about how snow melts.  We decided to do some simple experiments to test the effect of salt on ice (ie when the roads are gritted) and talked about what insulators are. … Continue reading

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