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.
My friend asked this question about ‘static’ when she was having a bad hair day. Static electricity causes lightning, makes a crackly noise when you take off a polyester jumper, and can make your hair stand on end. But where does static come from?
My husband and elder daughter have annual membership at the local science museum. Every couple of months, they go there for some quality daddy-daughter time and a few hours of fun doing experiments and testing out new exhibits.
But what is an experiment? And why do scientists use experiments in their work?