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Experiments and science fun for KS1 and KS2

Experiments and science fun for KS1 and KS2
Beans, gingerbread men, ice, washing-up bottles and cocoa powder – that's all you need to demonstrate key KS1 and KS2 science concepts to your child at the kitchen table. Packed with simple experiments, fun games (Muffled Chinese Whispers, anyone?) and parent-friendly science explanations, our Experiments and science fun for KS1 and KS2 learning pack is all you need to make primary science come to life for your child.

Play a game of Blow Football, make your own mini-me, turn white petals multi-coloured and dissolve an egg... all in the pursuits of science. Prepared exclusively for TheSchoolRun by Emma Vanstone of children's science blog Science Sparks, Experiments and science fun for KS1 and KS2 will help you make primary science memorable and fun. You won't need any special equipment or knowledge to get started; before you know it the kids will be planning investigations, experimenting with supersaturated solutions and germinating beans on the window sill.

Your Experiments and science fun for KS1 and KS2 learning pack includes experiments to help your child understand:

  • Waterproof materials
  • Forces and motion
  • How the body works
  • Plant anatomy
  • Dissolving and separating
  • Light and shadow
  • Germination
  • Micro-organisms
  • Sound and pitch
  • Friction
  • Ramps
  • Filtering and sieving
  • Thermal conduction and insulation

For more information about what your child learns in primary science look through our year-by-year science learning guides

Find loads more science experiments and downloads for your child by browsing through our primary school science worksheets.

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