How does science work?

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My daughters love investigating things: from hunting for worms on rainy days or turning over rocks to find beetles, to pouring water between containers, and collecting leaves, flowers, conkers and pine cones! They are great at asking questions about the world around them and trying to think of creative ways to test out answers.

We’ve talked about how to be a scientist but they want to know how science works. What do scientists do when they are doing science? It’s time to find out about something called ‘the scientific method’…

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How do you make bubbles?

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At bathtime, I heard a lot of giggling and splashing and, when I opened the bathroom door, I found my daughter in the middle of the biggest, bubbliest mountain of bubbles imagina-bubble! She said she was “doing science”, making lots and lots and lots of bubbles in the bath…

Bubbles appeal to kids of all ages and they are super easy to make – all you have to do is trap some air inside a thin film of soap.

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