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There is a mad scientist in you somewhere

"Mum, can we blow something up / cook something that shouldn't be cooked / see if we can fly off the garage roof?" If you get all these questions and more, you should probably take a look at our stash of science stuff. We hope it proves that science for kids can be fun and educational, as well as completely safe!

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Have you ever wondered how reusable hand-warmers work? Wonder no more, as Poppy is here to explain the science behind the...

Infographic: why kids should science more

Along with language and maths, science is an extremely important subject that is central to most school curriculums around the world. As well as the facts, figures and methods that science teaches, it also teaches...

FUN FACTS: The NOBEL PRIZE

In a time when our children are (thankfully) encouraged more than ever to engage in STEM learning, what greater inspiration is there than introducing them to The Nobel Prize. Ok, it is out of reach...

Science: Inspiring Curious Minds

When Dr Wendy Hamilton's children were young, she noticed a lack of good quality, educational science kits and games for children. Not satisfied with what was available on the market, Dr Hamilton, a scientist...
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Seeing is believing: The magic marble machine that creates spectacular music

It is easy to see why some people are calling this guy the next Leonardo De Vinci! His incredible magic marble machine creates fascinating music using 2000 marbles, some rice and Lego tecnics nails....
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How To Make Invisible Ink

Do you have a budding James/Jane Bond in the house? Kids love playing at spies and secret agents. Here’s an ace (and easy!) way for them to keep their secret codes and messages hidden...
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Bubble Tennis – You Cannot Be Serious!

Don't worry if you haven’t managed to get your hands on any Wimbledon tickets this year. Here’s a great way to occupy (and educate!) any tennis-mad offspring – without the expense of Centre Court seats....
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Have you seen the 15-year-old who discovered a new Mayan city?

That's right. An entirely new, forgotten city, and what's more, he's only a kid. At 15-years-old, William Gadoury, a teenager from Saint-Jean-de-Matha in Quebec, has discovered a new Mayan city. He did so with...

The disturbing thing scientists learned when they bribed babies with graham crackers

Humans appear to have a strong and innate sense of fairness. When somebody cheats other people, breaks the rules or otherwise behaves badly, we instinctively tend to try to avoid dealing with them, psychological...
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Some cool facts about the universe

Do you realize that you are on multi-cosmic merry-go-round? And nowhere in this universe can you ever say “I’m at rest.” Just ask Einstein.
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How to make a cloud in a bottle

Everywhere you go, always take the weather with you. Clouds too. Yes really. You and your kids can make a cloud in a bottle. What you'll need A 1 litre clear plastic bottle Foot pump with an...

Ep023: A reading with...

Avril McDonald, founder of Feel Brave, read one of her stories for us: The Wolf Is Not Invited. There's...

Ep021 – Interview with Mogg Hercules, creative learning school founder

This is a video interview with Dallington School founder, proprietor and headteach Mogg Hercules. The school was setup in 1978 because Mogg believed so strongly (as we do at SparkHub) in the power of...
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Ep 020 – Talking creativity with KANO

We catch up with Oliver Beach at KANO to talk about how this innovative company is making a difference with its creative computing solutions. "Our focus is to make sure kids are creating and not...
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Hot Ice Experiment using Sodium Acetate

Have you ever wondered how reusable hand-warmers work? Wonder no more, as Poppy is here to explain the science behind the heat, with her Hot Ice...

Weekend Challenge: Homemade Candles

Inspired by a recent visit to my son’s school, where I helped to recycle candles and make gifts for the school’s Christmas market, our...

Interview: Poppy Does Science

At SparkHub we are lucky to get to talk to some very inspiring people, people who really are championing STEM activities and contributing to the future...

Offer: Get 10% off Kano computer Kits!

  We are proud to announce that we have teamed up with Kano Computers to offer all SparkHub fans a special discount! Just in time for...
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Science & Experiments for Kids

Did you know man’s fastest land speed record is around 765 mph, which also happens to be the speed of sound? We didn't either, but we do now!

In fact we know loads more stuff thanks to this science for kids section, because we like to think it's for grown ups too. Whether you’re starting science fair projects for kids, like building volcanoes, or jumping into the world of plants, microbes and invertebrates with a bit of biology for kids, or making PH indicators in the kitchen with red cabbages, we’re pretty sure this awe-inspiring bunch of articles and videos will put a budding mad scientist in your hands before you know it.

Just make sure you know how to get red cabbage juice out of the carpet.

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