Badminton School

Science Outreach: Activities to try at home

Thank you for visiting us and watching our demonstrations ; you have come to the right place to find out more about out how you can have fun with science at home! Our Science Outreach team are excited to bring you some fun and easy science-based activities for you to have a go at. It is important to work safely, so please work with an adult supervising you and make sure you both read our "Safe Working Guidlines" pdf before starting.

These activities are aimed at 5-11 year olds. Below are different worksheets and videos, explaining the simple steps to creating your own slushie, slime and coloured flowers. 
Have fun!

Read this before you start:

Safe Working Guidelines

1. Make a slushie!
There is no need to go out to enjoy a delicious, refreshing slushie when you can simply make one at home. Choose your own favourite flavour, grab some ice and some oven gloves and get stuck in...

Download the slushie worksheet here!

Find out why you need to wear oven gloves when creating a slushie, which is explained in this video:

2. Make your own slime!
You won’t believe how easy it is to make your own slime. Top tip: make sure you have some different food colouring available to create different colour slime. 

Download the slime worksheet here!

Find out more about slime-making with our step-by-step video recipe:

You can make your slime fluffy by adding a secret ingredient... Find out more.

3. Capillary colouring!
"What's that?" we hear you ask. Watch white flowers change into colour. If you want to create a colourful bouquet of flowers, colour the flowers yourself! It couldn’t be easier.

Download the capillary flowers worksheet here!

If you want to find out more about the what our Science Outreach students get up to, please check out this page.

We would love to know how you get on. Tweet us pictures of your slime, slushie or flowers and tag us @BadmintonSciOR. Good luck!

Come back soon for more fun science experiments!


* Main image: Badminton School’s Science Outreach Team presenting at bluedot celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing.