We pack lab-loads of hands-on experiments, puzzles and awesome science news into each month’s magazine, sparking imaginations, encouraging inquisitive minds and inspiring the scientists of the future from the moment Whizz Pop Bang comes bursting through the letterbox. You can have a flick through a virtual magazine here.
No. Whizz Pop Bang is advert-free, sponsorship-free, branding-free, sugar-free, fat-free, printed on paper from sustainable forests and guaranteed to be a fun and wholesome read for everyone! The only small exception to this is that competition prizes are donated to us for free and the manufacturers are given a little space, in return, to show off their products. We don't have any paid-for advertising. Take a look at a virtual editon of our magazine here.
In general, the readership of our magazine ranges from age six to age twelve. However, we have some younger readers and some older! It really depends on the individual. You can flick through a full sample of Whizz Pop Bang on our 'About' page or purchase one of the back issues from our shop before taking out a subscription.
Generally, it is household items that are required to carry out the experiments featured in the magazine. If it is necessary to buy in extra bits and pieces, these are always inexpensive and easy to find. We send out kit lists via email to you before the magazine comes through your letterbox, so you will have plenty of time to prepare.
When you first sign up to Whizz Pop Bang the cut-off deadline for receiving that month's magazine is midnight on the 4th of each month. If you sign up any time after the 4th of the month, your subscription will start with the next month's magazine. Magazines arrive between the 1st and the 12th of each month.
If you'd prefer to receive a magazine sooner, simply purchase the latest edition from our online shop in addition to your subscription and we'll send it out to you as soon as we can.
We send out magazines around the beginning of each month, so you should expect to receive your copy between the 3rd and 12th of each month. If you haven't received your magazine by the 15th of the month, please get in touch and we will investigate for you. You can contact us at [email protected]
Yes! Just head to our International Subscriptions section. You'll see all of our international subscription packages and you can choose to view their prices in euros, US dollars or GBP pounds. The magazine subscription prices include overseas postage in your selected currency. For shop orders, the international postage will be calculated at the checkout.
Simply log in to your account and edit your delivery address details online. Your address will be updated and the next magazine will be sent to your new address. Alternatively, you can contact the customer services team with your subscription details and your new address. Our email address is [email protected] If you are moving overseas, please contact the customer services team as shipping fees will apply.
Yes, you can find our one-off non-renewing subscriptions here. Simply choose between 6 or 12 months and then our website will guide you through the checkout process. You can even enter a gift message, which will be printed on the envelope and sent with the lucky child's first magazine. Please check out only one subscription at a time.
Simply log in to your account and click on the 'Edit Subscription' button. You will then have the option of cancelling your subscription. Once your subscription has been cancelled, no further payments will be processed and you will stop receiving the magazines once any pre-paid period has expired.
Our standard subscriptions operate on an auto-renewing basis, ensuring that you don't miss out on any magazines. If you would prefer not to have this option you can log into your account and cancel your subscription at any time by clicking the 'Edit subscription' button and continuing to cancel your subscription. You will still continue to receive all of the magazines that you have paid for. For example, if you signed up for a 12-month payment plan and you cancel your subscription, you will still receive a magazine each month for a whole year. At the end of the year your subscription will come to an end and no further payments will be processed.
We're always happy to help. Simply send an email to [email protected] or call us on 0330 2233 790. If we're not able to pick up the phone straight away, please leave us a detailed message with your name and telephone number so we can get back to you as soon as possible.
Yes, we can add additional email addresses to our mailing list, even if the recipient is not an account holder. For data protection reasons we ask that the recipient emails us directly requesting this. Alternatively, they can click on the link at the bottom of our website or follow this link.
Log on to your account. From the 'Account links' box, click on 'Purchase history'. This will take you to a list of your orders. On the relevant order, choose 'View/edit'. This will take you to the order details. Click on 'View invoice' to access a PDF invoice for your order.
If you have chosen to pay for your subscription by invoice, the subscription will start with the current issue on the date payment is received. When you are placing the order, you can alter this on the 'delivery details' page. There is a drop-down option that enables you to choose a start month within a three-month period. So, if you order on the 29.8.18, your start date could be September, October or November. When the invoice is paid, should you wish to back-date the start of your subscription to an earlier date, just let us know. Email us at [email protected] or call 0330 2233 790
Firstly, log in to your account to open the account dashboard. In the section 'Account Links', click on teacher accounts. From there, choose 'Add a teacher'. You can also follow these steps to remove a name from your list.
Log in to the school's Whizz Pop Bang account and this will bring up your account dashboard. In the section 'Account links', choose 'Teacher accounts' and then click on 'Delete' next to the relevant name.
Small schools (<110 pupils) pay £90/year
Standard schools (>110 pupils) pay £150/year
These prices are separate to the magazine subscriptions.
To calculate the price for your school, go to the schools page on our website and choose a pre-set package or use the 'Customise your subscription' tool at the bottom of the page.
We currently have resources available for Years 2 to 6 and Scottish classes P3 to P7. In future, we hope to create additional resources for Year 7 and P8.
Our teaching resources are aimed at making it easy for teachers to deliver accurate, hands-on science that's linked to the curriulum and fun for pupils and teachers alike!
The resources vary according to the topic and may include:
1. Detailed, differentiated lesson plans
2. One or more hands-on activities, incuding scientific explanations for the teacher, and cross-curricular links
1-2 lesson plans (number of plans
dependent on activity)
-step guide to activity
3. PowerPoint presentations to guide the lessons
4. Guided reading texts, including subtle icons to differentiate for pupils of differing abilities.
5. Fun science games to play in class (these are also a great resource for science clubs!)
6. Short discussion topics – these quick-fire PowerPoints presentations are ideal for early morning work or post playtime activites. They enable teachers to squeeze more science into the day and really engage pupils through the use of amazing scientific images and facts!
7. Coming soon... Science debates, perfect for engaging Year 6 pupils
8. Coming soon... Comprehension questions to accompany our guided reading science texts – perfect for cross-curricular learning.
Nearly every issue has an accompanying lesson pack, but not all because the content of some issues isn't covered in the curriculum.
To subscribe to the downloadable teaching resources, simply visit our schools page and select the right package for your school.
To get the most out of the teaching resources, we recommend a package that includes subscriptions to Whizz Pop Bang magazines so that the pupils at your school can read physical copies of the magazines.
A school subscription to the downloadable teaching resources will give you unlimited logins for the teachers at the school (see the FAQ covering how to create these). We will ask you to update these logins each year to make sure they are current.
Each teacher will be able to access and download all elements of each lesson pack.
At the time of writing (September 2018), there are 26 lesson packs available, as well as many short discussion topics. New resources will continue to be created and added throughout each year.
If you have an idea for a new pack or feature, please let us know – we'd love to hear from you!
Any problems, email us at [email protected] and we will sort it out for you.