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Explore Science+Nature's science experiments and activities

British Science Week 2019 is a just a few weeks away and to help you celebrate STEM in your school, Science+Nature magazine has collected some of its best experiments for you to download for free.

Whether in the classroom or at home, these fun, easy-to-do projects encourage students to explore the world around them. From recycling paper, reducing and reusing plastic waste to growing the mycelium of fungus, the activities show that science is in everything - providing a wide variety of cross-curricular links.

We would love to see how you use these activities – please share your pictures and experience with us on Twitter using the hashtag #BSW19 @theweekjuniorlearn.

Make recycled paper

Recycled paper

Learn about the importance of recycling and how to help save trees by making your own recycled paper.

Extract iron

Extract iron

Learn all about the element iron, why it is added to breakfast cereal and how you can extract it.

Gloriously grubby green fingers

Green fingers

Get pupils gardening with this easy guide to growing your own grub. Learn about the essential nutrients all plants need to survive.

Turn milk into plastic

Plastic milk

How can plastic be created from milk? Find out in this fun experiment.  

Grow salt-crystal geodes

Crystals

Grow your own salt crystals and discover how they form inside the Earth.

Build a solar oven

Solar oven

Build a simple solar-powered oven to explore how solar energy works.

Make a hologram projector

Hologram image

Project spooky 3D images into thin air using a smartphone screen and learn about how holograms are produced.

Make a bottle rocket

Bottle Rocket

Explore forces with your class by running this exciting water rocket experiment.

Create a glider

Glider

Construct a great glider that doesn’t need wings, and learn about the engineering behind flying.

Grow mycelium

Mycelium

Grow some mycelium of fungus and find out about this strange lifeform.

Creating clouds

Clouds image

Discover how clouds form and use this power to generate real clouds inside a plastic bottle.

Water sprinkler

Water sprinkler

Find out how you can recycle plastic bottles to make a water sprinkler while learning about water pressure.

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Have you tried Science+Nature in your school yet?

All of these wonderful experiments and activities are just a small part of what is available within The Week Junior Science+Nature magazine every month. This fantastic magazine, Science+Nature coverwritten specifically for 8-14 year olds is designed to unlock the fascinating world of STEM subjects for 8-14 year olds.

Each issue is jam-packed with mind-blowing facts and incredible information, that will ignite your pupils' curiosity and passion for discovery, as it reveals the hidden ways that science is in everything. It also provides you with a simple and easy way to add breadth and depth to your science curriculum.

You can take out a subscription for your school from just £37.99 to help:

  • Enrich STEM teaching and learning with up-to-date research 
  • Engage pupils in STEM with exciting features covering a wide variety of subjects
  • Encourage pupils to work scientifically with opportunities to run experiments, collect evidence and explain their findings 
  • Stimulate debate and reasoned argument around current scientific issues