On this page you can find resources for science activities that you can do at home.
Centre of the Cell Challenges
Throughout 2020’s lockdown we created a series of weekly challenges based on each of our science shows. Find out more about each challenge and download free activity sheets below.
Week 17 (26th August – 2nd September)
For our final Centre of the Cell challenge, we are exploring a theme that comes up across many of our science shows: keeping healthy! In this challenge learn about the different nutrients your body needs to keep well. Download the ‘Keeping Healthy’ challenge here.
Week 16 (19th – 25th August)
This week’s challenge is all about medical history. Find out what should be inside a standard first aid kit and whether it would have been used during WWI. Download the ‘War in the Wards’ challenge here.
Week 15 (12th – 18th August)
Based on our show all about genetics, this week we are challenging you to a taste test! Learn about how genes influence taste, and investigate your ability to taste bitter flavours. Download the ‘Ingenious Genes’ challenge here.
Week 14 (5th – 11th August)
Our ‘Invasion! Infection and Immunity’ workshop covers different aspects of immunology such as the immune system and vaccinations. Take on this challenge to create your own comic about the immune system. Don’t forget to share them with us on social media! Download the Invasion! Infection and Immunity challenge here.
Week 13 (29th July – 3rd August)
In this challenge, for children age 7 – 12, learn all about genes and explore genetic traits in your own family. Download the ‘Genes & Evolution Show’ challenge here.
Week 12 (22nd – 28th July)
In ‘Sophie’s Sensational Holiday’ we explore how we use our senses and what we might find through them on the beach. Take on this challenge to make your own smell pots and see if your family and friends can work out what they are! Download the Sophie’s Sensational Holiday challenge here.
Week 11 (15th July – 21st July)
The CHILL study is looking into how pollution is affecting children’s health, you find out more about the study here. Take on this challenge to learn about carbon monoxide monitors and create your own living wall. Please note this challenge file is larger than our others and has had to be uploaded as a single image, which may require the zoom function to be viewed correctly. Download the challenge here.
Week 10 (8th July – 14th July)
In ‘A Mummy for Melissa’, Melissa can’t find her mummy! She goes on a journey and learns all about her cells and DNA, and how she is a mixture of both her mummy and daddy. Take on this challenge to draw your own monster families. Download the A Mummy for Melissa challenge here.
Week 9 (1st July – 7th July)
‘Muscling In’ is a show all about our muscles and skeleton. Take on this challenge to learn about your joints and whether you need them. Download the Muscling In challenge here.
Week 8 (23rd June – 30th June)
‘Snot, Sick and Scabs’ is a show all about how our body defends itself from pathogens. Take on this challenge to learn all about your scabs and the different components that make them up. Download the Snot, Sick and Scabs challenge here.
Week 7 (10th June – 16th June)
‘Trauma 999’ is all about what we need to do in an emergency situation. Take on this challenge to learn how to put people into the recovery position. Download the Trauma 999 challenge here.
Week 6 (3rd June – 9th June)
Our ‘Microbe Detective’ workshop is all about different types of microorganism and the information we need to identify them. Take on this challenge to find out about microorganisms. Download the Microbe Detective challenge here.
Week 5 (27th May – 2nd June)
In our ‘CELLebration’ we learn all about the building blocks of life, cells. In this challenge we are asking you to build your own cells out of items you can find in your house. Download the CELLebration challenge here.
Week 4 (20th – 26th May 2020)
In our ‘Gut Feeling’ show we take you on a journey through the digestive system, so this week we are challenging you to find out what makes a healthy poo! Download the Gut Feeling challenge here.
Week 3 (13th – 19th May 2020)
Our ‘Careers in Science and Health’ workshop is designed to help you think about different careers and what skills they may require. Take on this week’s challenge to learn more about different careers. Download this weeks challenge activity sheet here.
Week 2 (6th May – 12th May 2020)
In our ‘Teethtastic’ show we learn all about what teeth are, what they’re for, and how to keep them healthy. Take on our ‘Teethtastic’ challenge and conduct an experiment to see whether it’s really worth brushing your teeth. Download the Teethtastic challenge here.
Week 1 (29th April – 5th May 2020)
This Challenge is based on our show all about the circulatory system. Learn how to find your pulse and your heart rate, then carry out your own experiment to find out what happens to your heart rate when you exercise. Download the ‘In a Heartbeat’ challenge here.
Learn about how our bodies fight off germs with this fun and engaging colouring book written by our Director Professor Fran Balkwill.
Idea Store Online
The Idea Store has put together some fun activities for all the family to share. Head to their website to find out more.