1. SCIENCE ACTIVITIES
a) A fun art/craft project which can also teach a bit of science and maths is to make a paper twirler: https://artfulparent.com/paper-twirlers/
You simply cut out a spiral from paper or card - which you can decorate first - and hang it from the middle by some thread. If you hang it above a heater (in winter anyway!) the warm air rising bounces off the spiral arms and makes it turn. This is called a convection current.
You might have an elderly neighbour who would appreciate one of these to make their home look more colourful; otherwise, the King’s School can deliver to a care home. Let me know!
b) And this is a lovely collection of activities for all the family: https://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/collection/family
In this example, you rub a balloon to make it static, then use the static electricity to make a can roll!
2. SCIENCE FILM
OK, as promised I had a go at making my own film of some fun “kitchen science” experiments! Feedback welcome – and I hope that this will encourage some of our students to try making some films, and maybe your children too? https://vimeo.com/415932994