Science at home

Our Master of Science Communication Outreach students have been busy making the videos below for you to learn more about Science you can do at home.

Try them yourself or download the Science at Home booklet for more fun experiments.


Explore with Dr Julie one of the properties of water called adhesion.

Air Pressure Experiment - Cup on Card Demo

Learn about air pressure with this simple cup on card demo that you can try at home.

Balloon pop

What would you choose to use to pop a balloon? A skewer or some orange peel? Come and pop some balloons with Dr Julie.

Bubble elasticity

Discover new ways to explore the elasticity of bubble film with Dr Julie

Bubble Racetrack

On your marks... Get set... Go! A race track like no other that shows how bubbles are tensile and elastic. Can you make a longer track or one with more bubbles? What happens? To make your own you need: hooks, string and a piece of wood. Don't have those? No problem - a bunch of items can be recycled into a bubble racetrack. I've used rubber bands, cotton, nails, pins and even a cardboard base.

Buoyancy at Home

The science behind buoyancy - and a little demonstration you can do at home.

Cloud in a jar | Weather Science

Make a cloud inside your very own home! Explore some weather science with this very simple experiment. Safety warning: this experiment requires a responsible adult.

Coin Illusion | The Science of Magic

A deceptive illusion using just a coin, a glass and some water. Try this simple experiment to learn about the science of magic!

Columns Experiment - Science of Strong Shapes

Are circle columns stronger than square columns? This simple experiment for kids explores the science and engineering of strong shapes! The paper columns are crushed by heavy books.

Conservation of Energy - Ball Drop

Where does energy come from? Where does it go? Let's explore the conservation of energy with using the simplest items you can find around your home.