what makes something fly

Take off this summer with our Sky High Science issue!

Whizz Pop Bang science magazine for kids! Sky high science

Wouldn’t it be amazing to fly like a bird? Or how do you fancy fluttering like a butterfly, or even soaring like a snake?! There are all sorts of flying phenomena to discover this issue. Have a go at making your own stunt plane, investigating different designs of straw planes and testing aerofoils. We interview Palaeontologist Liz Martin-Silverstone to ask her how on earth the giant pterosaurs were able to fly, plus we find out how drones work, and answer the question on lots of people’s minds… just how do planes fly???

Buy this issue here and fill your summer holidays with awesome science fun!! ? ✈ ?

Science jokes for World Science Day

To celebrate World Science Day on 10th December we ran a competition for our online fans to win 12 awesome Whizz Pop Bang magazines, all stored neatly in a binder. We asked people to send in their science jokes, only those suitable for kids, and we’re very pleased to say we had loads which is very good news for our editors who love a good science joke ?

We decided the winning joke needed to be right for our readers, so 6 to 11-year-olds, and the sort of joke that really makes you chuckle. But how could we choose from over 50 jokes?! Well, luckily we have a group of kids at hand who took great pleasure in reading every single one, and whittling it down to their top five favourite, then three, then two and finally after much debate… one.

Want to see the long list? We thought you would…

‘Technically the glass is always full: 1/2 water and 1/2 air’
From Alexandra Vakula Douglas

‘How do you tell the gender of a termite? Put it in water. If it sinks, it’s a girl ant. If it floats, it’s a buoyant’
From Lisa Taylor

How does the moon cut his hair? Eclipse it!
From Megan Sian

‘How do you organize a space party? You planet’
From Ebony Ava Johnson

‘What do clouds wear underneath their trousers? Thunderwear’
From Clare Lee

Why didn’t the Sun go to university? Because he already had a million degrees!
From Meldra Liepa

Why should you never trust an atom? Because they make everything up!
From Sophie, age 9 / Helen Foster-Henson

I’m reading a book on anti-gravity – it’s really hard to put down
From Lucy Goodridge / Catharine Francesca

What do spacemen do on long trips? They play astronauts and crosses
From Suzanne Cawley

As you can see the process involved print outs, cut outs, different coloured pens, ticks and an awful lot of deliberation!

But we have a winner, one joke that made us all laugh – the kids and the grown ups… the winning science joke is…

Why didn’t the Sun go to university? Because he already had a million degrees!
From Meldra Liepa

Congratulations to Meldra and her family who have won 12 issues of Whizz Pop Bang science magazine in a binder! Happy experimenting!

Which joke is your favorite? Tell us in the comment box??

Wish you’d won? Just make sure you put a subscription to Whizz Pop Bang on your Christmas list ?