Free Lockdown Science Activities

Have fun with science at home!

Check out these awesome FREE science experiments and activities to help you entertain, excite and educate your children at home.

PLUS, you can find loads more science experiments, features, facts, puzzles and games in our awesome monthly kids' science magazine, Whizz Pop Bang.


Curriculum-linked science activities and reading comprehensions

We've got lots of hands-on science experiments and science reading comprehensions to try at home – they're linked to the National Curriculum for children in years 2 to 6 and we're making them available for everyone to use for FREE!

Virtual Science Pub Quiz For Kids

Try this fun science quiz with your kids at home. You could even set up a video call with your children's friends so that they can all play together, in true virtual pub quiz style!

Earn a Wildlife Watcher Badge

Calling all Whizz Pop Bang readers! Complete three challenges to earn an awesome Whizz Pop Bang Wildlife Watcher badge...

1)  Make something to help wildlife
2)  Spot some wildlife and record it
3)  Do something to help wildlife

All of these activities can be done from home – what a great way to keep busy and help nature during the lockdown!

Loo Roll Engineering Challenge

We’re challenging you to get creative with toilet rolls tubes! Show off your engineering prowess by building a structure using cardboard tubes (you can also use some paper and other cardboard too if you like) – it could be a bridge, a model building, miniature playground or any structure you can think of!

Post a photo of your loo roll construction with the hashtag #whizzpopbangloorollengineering and you could win 12 Whizz Pop Bang magazines, plus an awesome binder to put them all in!

The Awesomely Amazing Science Club

We set up this science club to make it super easy for volunteers to run weekly science clubs, but the experiments are ideally suited for use at home too.

Aimed at children aged 6 to 12, these activities aren't linked to the National Curriculum. Instead, the experiments are designed to capture children’s imagination and to spark a love of hands-on practical science, using simple household materials. 

Science Hero Colouring Poster

Print out this awesome poster, colour it in and display it in your window to show your appreciation of all the inspirational scientists working during the pandemic...
• The brave medics in hospitals
• The microbiologists working on vaccines and cures
• The data analysts looking for trends
• The behavioural scientists working on mental health
• The engineers keeping our power supplies running
...the list is endless!

You can download it as A4, A3 or as an A3 poster split into two A4-sized sheets that can be stuck together.

Don't forget to post a photo of your finished artwork using the hashtag #thankyouscientists or email it to our robot, Y.

Printable Space Colouring Sheet

Print out this fun space-themed colouring sheet (2MB) and get creative!

Printable Animal Colouring Sheet

Print out this fun animal-themed colouring sheet (2MB) and flood it with colour! 


Don't forget to share your experiments, colouring, comments and suggestions on Facebook or Twitter. Or email our robot, Y, who really loves seeing what you've been up to!

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