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The Entomologist

Entomology is the study of insects, their relationships with other animals, environments and human beings.

Seed bombs

This simple activity describes how to create a seed bomb to plant wild flowers.

Bug hotel

Use this simple activity to create a bug hotel which will attract bugs to your garden using materials from your local environment.

Journey Stick

Make a journey stick to remember a walk and talk about it later on.

The Solar Physicist

Investigating static electricity

Make things you will find around your home move without touching them! All you need for these static electricity investigations are a balloon, some paper or a can, a straw and a running tap.

Make a catapult

Make this simple catapult to fire paper balls, mini marshmallows or pom poms using just some lolly sticks and elastic bands.

Make a tonoscope

Do you want to see the sound waves from your voice? Make this tonoscope using a tube, plastic bag, some sugar or salt and a straw.

Make a magnet maze

Do you want to move an object around a maze without touching it? All you need is a magnet, a magnetic paper clip or washer, a piece of card or a paper plate and your imagination!

Tag Archive for: key stage 2


A Photochemist investigates the chemical effects of light.  Photochemistry is a chemical reaction caused by absorption of ultraviolet, visible light or infrared radiation or a reaction that produces light. Photochemists may be interested in spectroscopy- splitting up light into it’s different colours to find out about the properties of the object being studied. They may be interested in photosynthesis, the way a plant generates energy from light. They may also study animals who use bioluminescence to signal to other animals or to lure prey.

Attributes: observant, curious, communicator

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