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Activities and resources to enjoy online!
Check out the activities and videos below to see some familiar faces from our team demonstrating fun and educational activities you can try at home.
Conduct your own experiments. Play fun science games. Get creative. Find out about local scientists and the work they do. You'll soon be thinking like the professionals.
And please feel free to chat with us on social media @scienceatlife, even if it's just to say hello!
Me, me, me!
Explore our amazing brains and bodies and learn more about yourself.
To help protect bees, we need to know where they are and how they’re doing. Join the North East Bee Hunt to help record bees on our doorstep.
Make a bug hotel
Create your very own bug hotel using a range of materials and then fill it with sustainable materials like bamboo, leaves and twigs!
How to make wildflower seed dumplings
Make your own wildflower seed dumplings at home then see your far you can throw them!
How to make a bee hummer
Bees' wings make a loud humming noise. See if you can replicate this at home using a rubber band!
Extracting DNA at home
Learn how to extract some DNA from fruit and vegetables in your kitchen!
Let’s explore some constellations in the night sky.
Alreet pet? Animal behaviour
Scientists study animals to learn about their behaviour in the wild and at home. If you have a pet, you can study animal behaviour too!
Make your own straw rocket
Make your own rocket and use your best puff to send it flying!
Frequently asked questions
Sometimes this content will be videos of science experiments that you can try at home, or a science demonstration that can't be done at home but you can watch to learn someting new and be amazed. Other times, our content may be an activity sheet that you can download and print at home.
We encourage you all to share videos and photos of you trying out our activities on our social media channels and we'll share as many as we can with our online communities.
All online content is FREE to enjoy at home.
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