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Experience the wonders of science at home with exciting experiments and demonstrations created in collaboration with BBC Bitesize Daily.

Science Week with BBC Bitesize Daily

Our mission is to inspire the next generation with science, so we’ve joined forces with BBC to bring you Science Week with BBC Bitesize DailyDiscover tabletop experiments led by our expert Explainers at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester encouraging children to try them at home. Watch as impressive demonstrations are carried out using exhibits at the Science Museum’s Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery in London. 

To get involved, tune into iPlayer and BBC Red Button each day from Monday 29 June – Friday 3 July. There will be something for everyone, with activities for children aged 5-14 years.

Even more experiments to try at home

Explore even more fun, science related resources with our activitiesgames and apps to try at home. We’ve featured some of our most popular activities below for primary and secondary children. Why not have a go and share what you discover? Use hashtag #ScienceAtHome or tag @learningSMG.

Primary activities

Instant Ice Cream

Investigate states of matter by making ice cream to learn the process of freezing. 


Explore energy and forces with this obstacle online game and create levels to play and share.

Make It Fly

Create a paper aeroplane, glider and helicopter to test motion and forces in a fun way.

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Secondary activities

Build A Dome

Investigate 2D and 3D shapes by building a dome from drinking straws.

Rugged Rovers

Design a rover that can withstand various terrain in space with our online game.

Pinball Machine

Explore the science of forces and motion by building a pinball machine using cardboard.

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