We've pulled together our favourite science experiments and activities for you to try at home and have fun while you're learning! Try extracting DNA in your kitchen or learn a card trick that uses maths to wow your friends!

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Can you drop a cork so it lands standing upright every single time? See if you can master it in time to wow your family at the Christmas dinner table.

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With the weather turning chillier by the day, Ben has a cool experiment to share with you! Use this science know-how to make your own game of ice fishing - fun for all the family this festive period!

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Back in April we showed you how to create a rainbow window display using salt water and the science of density. But did you know that you can also play with density by changing water temperature?

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Pendulums are found in places we might least expect, from certain types of clocks to theme park rides. Get into the swing of things by creating your very own pendulum painting.

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Water makes up around 60% of the human body and 70% of Earth’s surface. You probably drink it every day, but have you ever listened closely to the sound it makes as you pour? 

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Like you, we've been doing a lot of baking during the pandemic. But what happens when you remove one of the key ingredients from a cake? Hayley investigates!

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Take inspiration from Amy's favourite exhibition in Life Science Centre - our Bernoulli blower - and create your own balloon rotocopter game.

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What do you think about when on the toilet? Ever wondered how the siphon that makes your toilet flush works? We have. It's just how we roll... 

Have some flushing fun with this science experiment you can try at home to understand how siphons in toilets work.

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Party tricks for a lockdown birthday

It's Life's 20th birthday this week, and because we can't celebrate in style in the science centre, we're bringing the party to you! Check out our awesome party tricks you can try yourself to wow your family an friends.

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Welcome to The Zany Brainy Game Show, the show that highlights some of the incredible things your brain can do! Join our contestants as they attempt challenges to show what makes our brains so amazing, then try them yourself! 

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Born 200 years ago, Florence Nightingale pioneered handwashing in healthcare to stop the spread of infection. Discover the science that makes soap so effective and be a health hero by washing regularly for at least 20 seconds.

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It's UK Garden Day on 10 May so to celebrate we're bringing you a colourful floral experiment! Happy #GardenDay! All you'll need is some pale flowers from your garden (or from a vase indoors!) and food dye. Why not make a rainbow display with your flowers to put in your window? 

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To round off our Earth Week, we have an experiment for you to try at home to learn more about ocean acidificaton. The increasing amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere is making our oceans more acidic, which is affecting the creatures that live in the water.

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To round off the Easter weekend, take on our Easter egg spinning challenge! All you need is hard-boiled egg or some Mini Eggs (if you've not eaten them all already!) 

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We've been inspired by everyone's efforts in making beautiful rainbow to display in their windows and brighten up the day of our amazing key workers. We wanted to make our own, but with science!

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