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Do Plants Breathe?
Do Plants Breathe?
Like animals, plants need oxygen to live, but they also produce oxygen when they make food from the sun’s energy. Watch pondweed producing oxygen in the sun....
Extracting DNA
Extracting DNA
DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is the molecule that carries the genetic information (the instructions) for the cell, and DNA is found in all cells that have a nucleus.…...
Finding and Watching Mites
Finding and Watching Mites
Mites are tiny creatures related to spiders that live on plants, animals and humans. Mites can easily be watched under a microscope....
Finding Flowers and Trees
Finding Flowers and Trees
There are many plants and trees both in the country and in the towns and cities, and different plants grow in different environments....
Grow Apples or Tomatoes in Bottles
Grow Apples or Tomatoes in Bottles
Learn how to grow fruit in a bottle, it looks really impressive. Try it with tomatoes, apples, pears or peaches and as an extra, write your name on a tomato....
Growing Plants in Different Soils
Growing Plants in Different Soils
Like animals and humans, plants need water, air and food to grow. They get all of these from their growing medium - the compost or soil that they grow in....
Growing Plants Without Soil
Growing Plants Without Soil
Growing plants without soil is known as hydroponics. Plants can be grown in many different growing mediums....
How Potatoes Begin: Grow Your Own Chips
How Potatoes Begin: Grow Your Own Chips
Growing potatoes is easy and only needs seed potatoes, a bucket and some compost. Watch how just one seed potato produces a whole pile ready to make into chips!...
How Seeds Grow
How Seeds Grow
Tiny seeds can turn into huge plants, this all starts with germination. Watch a bean germinate and even eat the sprouts!...
How Strong is an Eggshell?
How Strong is an Eggshell?
Eggshells need to be strong to protect the growing chick. They are strong because of their domed shape. Try an experiment to see just how strong....
Keep an Ant Colony (Formicarium)
Keep an Ant Colony (Formicarium)
Ants are found all over the world. They are easy to keep in a table-top formicarium and make an interesting study of insects working together....
Knowing Which Way is Up & Finding the Light
Knowing Which Way is Up & Finding the Light
Plants know about up/down and light/dark to help their roots grow into the ground and shoots up towards the sun - growing plants is an easy way to show this...
Make a Rubber Band from a Dandelion
Make a Rubber Band from a Dandelion
Learn about how rubber products are made by making an elastic band, waterproof cloth and a bouncing ball from dandelion sap...
Make Yoghurt and Grow Yeast
Make Yoghurt and Grow Yeast
Bacteria and fungi are essential for food we eat every day, like yoghurt and bread, but how do they help?...
Map Your Sense of Touch
Map Your Sense of Touch
The sense of touch is part of how we interact with the world - but how is it different on different parts of the body, and why?...
Seeds: Wet and Dry
Seeds: Wet and Dry
Seeds are amazing things - it's incredible that a seed the size of a grain of oatmeal can produce a tree as tall as the Californian Redwood. Dry seeds can remain…...
Testing Paper for Strength
Testing Paper for Strength
Paper is used for a great many things, from paper towels and tissues through sheets of paper for printing at home or work, to special paper for banknotes.…...
The Science of Making Cheese
The Science of Making Cheese
Cheese is made from milk. It can be soft or hard, and high or low in fat. Cheese making may have started around 6000 or 7000 years ago, or even as long at 10,000 years…...
Watching Minibeasts
Watching Minibeasts
Minibeasts are small invertebrates and include arthropods such as spiders, insects, woodlice, centipedes and millipedes, as well as slugs and snails and worms. Make a…...
Water & Food: How Plants Eat and Drink
Water & Food: How Plants Eat and Drink
Plants need water to grow, make food, makes leaves and stems firm, and carry minerals from the soil. Plants also need food, which they make by photosynthesis....
What's in a Seed?
What's in a Seed?
Seeds contain the potential to be a whole new plant, and just need a bit of water, care and attention, as well as a bit of time, to grow. Seeds range from smaller than…...
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