Creative Science

Below are sheets and example photos for activities used in our Royal Society of Chemistry funded ‘Creative Science’ workshops. More will be added as the year goes on, and eventually we’ll have a toolkit for running a session…

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Please feel free to use these for non-commercial purposes only* if you wish (but please don’t modify the sheets!). If you could let me know how you’ve used them, that would be great!

Parents/carers are entirely responsible for deciding whether or not activities are suitable for their children  – all activities are designed to be parent/carer led so please exercise common sense, observe all usual safety precautions (e.g. avoid choking/strangulation/drowning/suffocation/poisoning risks, don’t allow children to eat materials, never leave children unattended with resources) and protect against mess as necessary.

Butterfly footprints

Butterfly footprints

A beautiful way to preserve children’s footprints whilst learning about colours, butterflies and life cycles.

Chromatography

Chromatography

Explore the components of ordinary colouring pens whilst making unique patterns.

Crackle and pop bath salts

Crackle and pop bath salts

Make bath-time noisy!

Invisible ink

Invisible ink

Write secret messages using the same method as spies in World War I.

Leaf rubbing

Leaf rubbing

Find out about the different parts of a leaf and look at the patterns they make by creating rubbings.

Milk swirls

Milk swirls

See what happens when you combine milk, food colouring and washing up liquid…

 

Many thanks to Cotton On for advising on the creative elements of these workshops.

Cotton On

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