Volcano experiment- Explorer Academy

The volcano explosion experiment in our Explorer Academy workshop at Fun Palaces was the moment where many children exclaimed ‘woah’ or ‘this is awesome!’
Here we have another fun, easy and educational experiment.
volcano
You will need:
-A jam/sauce jar or a plastic/paper cup
-One paper plate
-5 teaspoons of Bicarbonate of Soda
-Diluted paint
-Vinegar
-Washing up liquid

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How clouds work- Explorer Academy workshop

The cloud in a jar experiment as a easy and low cost cloud-in-a-jar
experiment perfect for children to learn about the
science of clouds.

You will need:
-Empty sauce/jam jar
-Water
-Shaving Foam
-Diluted paint
-Pipette/Spoon
-Paper plate
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Book Review: The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler (Published by Macmillan Children’s Books – RRP

£6.99) 

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‘A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark woods, A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good.’

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson is certainly not a book that needs encouragement to read. A hugely popular book that has been adapted into a play and a screenplay, The Gruffalo is filled with magic.
Join the character of Mouse as he journeys through the wood, meeting plenty of brilliant characters on the way who would find him quite tasty to eat. Mouse, however small, is filled with bravery and thinks fast on his feet warning everyone he meets of the ‘terrible’ Gruffalo.
The book filled with rhymes and repetition is perfect for children learning to read, allowing them to learn and recall phrases such as ‘An owl saw the mouse and the mouse looked good’, only with the animal changing as the journey progresses.

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