ExpeRimental is a series of short films that make it fun, easy and cheap to do science at home with children aged 4 to 10. Our films give you lots of ideas for kids’ activities that will help you explore the world around you, question and experiment together. We’ll show you how to do the activity and how to make sure adults and children get the most out of it. Tell us how you get on and share your photos and any funny things your kids say!

Each activity is designed to be easy to do using only common household objects. Simply playing, watching closely, and asking questions is enough to light a spark of science learning at home with young children. All the experiments are about encouraging natural curiosity and investigating the wonders of science while you play.

We think doing hands-on activities with children is the best way to get them exploring the world around them and thinking like future scientists and engineers. You won’t  need any existing science knowledge to be able carry out and enjoy ExpeRimental activities. Alongside each film is an info sheet with all the extra information you might need, including a clear explanation of the science at work and some ideas of questions to ask while playing. With badges and certificates to print out, and no limit to how far the activities could extend, we hope these films will be just the starting point for fun adventures in science.

Once you’ve had a go at some of the activities, head over to ourFacebook page and let us know how you got on!3

Visit the project homepage to download info sheets, worksheets and badges, and find out more.

Media Gallery

  • Cannons

    Serafino and Alessandro in Rubber Band Cannons

    Image: Ri

  • Bubbles

    Mischa, 6, in Giant Bubbles

    Image: Ri

  • Cars

    Sasha in Balloon Car Racers

    Image: Ri

  • ExpeRimental graphics

    ExpeRimental branding and graphics designed by Supple Studio

    Image: Ri

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A series of short films making it fun, easy and cheap to do science at home with your children.

ExpeRimental graphics