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Starters for STEM 

Starters for STEM are 10 activities that parents can use at home to help children develop their science, technology, engineering and maths skills.   These activities are easy to resource and provide children with the stimulus to talk about the world around them.  If you see a link, you can explore how to extend these activities, you will need to sign up, for free, to access these materials.

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“Do try these at home”

This set of twelve colourful postcards provides hands on activities which link to the topics of electricity, sound, forces, and changes of state.

Two cartoon characters, Marvin and Milo demonstrate the fun experiments, which are designed to appeal to primary age children.

They include: Alka -Seltzer rockets, magic balloon, making a lava lamp, musical coat hanger, making a foil boat and many more.

This resource has been provided by the Institute of Physics.


The straw gun

The forceful comb

Making soap scupltures

Spot a raw egg from a cooked one

Alka-Seltzer rocket

Magic balloon

Make a lava lamp

Musical coat hanger

Magic toothpicks

Can you balance the stick?

Making a moving foil boat

Sew an ice cube

The light collection