Physics is either super accelerating particles to beyond the speed of light, or it’s melting ice in a bucket

 Here we are exploring ice.  Ice is a brilliant medium for home experimenting as it is easy to make and very tactile.  At it’s most basic form of experiment, kids love handling ice and seeing how it changes.  Ice cubes can be a choking hazard though, so for Toby...

Growing experiment

 All kids love growing seeds.  There’s something satisfying and magical about watching tiny bits of dry nothing turn into little green cress plants for example.  Ollie’s been growing cress every few months since he turned two, so I decided to add another dimension to today’s experiment.  Ollie is finding...

Reading to boys

The author Dan Patterson teamed up with the Duchess of Cornwall last week to launch a new campaign to encourage more fathers to read with their children.  The theory is that because fathers don’t read to their kids, reading becomes something the children see as a feminine activity and...