Super Scientists

Exploring science helps children learn about the natural world and how things work. It also helps them develop critical thinking skills, as they learn to observe, ask questions, and test hypotheses.

By providing hands-on, interactive and engaging experiences, science can be made fun and accessible for young children. This can spark their curiosity and interest in the subject, and help them build a foundation for future learning.

On this page you'll find some tips on how you can take part in your own science experiments at home.

Nursery practitioner taking part in a food colouring science experiment with two toddlers 

Create a kaleidoscope of colours at home with Skittles

Creating a kaleidoscope of colors with Skittles at home can be a fun and educational activity for children.

This fun experiment can support children’s understanding of cause and effect.

Working with different colors can help with their colour recognition and vocabulary, as they learn the names of the different hues. It can also foster creativity as they come up with different patterns and designs using the Skittles.

Click the button to read more on how to set this up at home.

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Skittles with colours washing out onto a plate to create a Kaleidoscope of colours 

Include you child in preparing a meal at home

Cooking and baking is an excellent way to spark children's curiosity and interest in science. It is a great way for children to learn about different ingredients, how they interact with each other, and how heat affects them.

It also allows them to practice measuring and following instructions, as well as develop their fine motor skills and exposes them to new foods, encouraging them to try new flavours and textures.

Family baking together

Discover how textures can change with your own experiments

Mixing cornflour with water is a great way for a child to develop scientific skills.

The activity allows them to observe how the cornflour thickens and how the mixture behaves when it's in water. This helps children understand the concept of viscosity and how different substances respond to different conditions.

• It allows children to practice following instructions and measuring ingredients, which are important skills for scientific experimentation.

• It's an easy and fun way to introduce children to basic scientific concepts and encourage them to be curious about the world around them. Click the button for the recipe to try this at home!

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Children preparing to bake using ingredients 
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