As tempting as it is to rely on Dr Google, taking advice from strangers on the Internet can be dangerous (or in this case, messy). It’s part of the reason I don’t give advice on the blog – I don’t know your individual situation. I can’t possibly know all the variables of a problem. I … More Why you should be cautious of Internet advice
No. No, it’s definitely not. But please do read on, don’t just go away safe in the knowledge that Lego will not break your children! Did you see Ben Fogle is worried that Lego have “cheated youngsters and their parents out of any chance to be creative”. No? Well he is very concerned. It’s now … More Is Lego ruining our kids?
I’m not sure if anyone read my post on how art and science are intrinsicly linked? No? Well, I’ll admit, it was mainly focused at the preschool level, with the addition of pretty pictures from the Wellcome library. But, I didn’t realise that CERN had come to the same conclusion. Great minds, as they say! The CERN arts … More Great minds! And please nominate me
Today was going to be Boybug’s day of science…but after a busy morning at our usual toddler group he slept through our scheduled experiment. So we waited for big sis to come home, and got very wet together. I kid myself when I think this would be any more controlled with just Boybug. He was … More BSW day 5: Bobbing boats
Happy British Science Week everyone! For the next nine days, Girlbug, Boybug and I are going to attempt to do something science-y every day! It’s going to be tough, as this weekend is beyond busy, but we’ll manage. You’ll notice I said nine days…because scientists can’t count! Science “week” started yesterday and runs until next … More British Science week 2016
What kid doesn’t love bubbles? From the ones with too much latex in, that never pop and leave stains on my rug; to the ones with the wands that aren’t attached to the lid, so you have to stick a finger in and fish around for it: We’ve got quite a collection. We have massive … More Bonkers bubbles
Bread and roses: well I didn’t get any roses this morning, but my husband did remember to put the breadmaker on last night. Does that count? I’m a bit late to International Women’s Day this year. But here’s a poem to honour it. Don’t worry, not mine. One written in 1911, highlighting the poor working … More Bread and roses on International Women’s day
Few subjects manage to bridge the gap between the arts and science, but when they do come together the results can be magnificent. While I would struggle to describe some of the things we’ve done as “magnificent”, loads of the simplest experiments and demonstrations of science are quite arts-and-crafty (see our chromatography experiment for a somewhat … More The art of science