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.

 

Adhesion

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.

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.

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.

Counter Shading in the Ocean

How does counter shading work? And how do animals use this to their advantage?

DIY Red Cabbage pH Test

Make your own red cabbage pH test at home! When chopping up the red cabbage, ensure that you have the supervision of a responsible adult.

DIY Rocket Fuel

Make your own rocket using items from the kitchen. Don't forget eye protection! Try it for yourself. Reactants, things that go into a chemical reaction, change into something new, called products. If we start with more reactants, would we end up with more products?