Tag Archives: household

Freddie the Fart Machine and your Portable Chemistry lab…

Stefan Gates is famous for Gastronaut Live: food, science and adventure shows that are staged at major events, food and science festivals, theaters and schools across the UK.  I saw him most recent show at The Big Bang Fair UK 2015 and was hugely entertained throughout. Some of the children who I brought along were so inspired that they introduced some of his fun demos into a mini lecture for school!

Timstar have been given access to a range of exhilarating science demo worksheets, videos and much more from Stephan. There are lots of ideas to show you how to inspire people with fascinating food science. Over the next few months  videos accompanied by demo worksheets, non-video demo worksheets and features will be published. Keep a look out for updated content right on this page.

Kitchen (& Shed) Chemistry

kitchen chemWorking in primary science it’s very important to recommend products and equipment that is readily available and accessible to a primary teacher. That means unless there is a super friendly secondary school lab technician nearby, a lot of primary science experiments are resourced from the cupboards, under the sink, in the garden shed, and in the fridge. Now that opens up a whole world of kitchen chemistry which can be just as fascinating as reactions and investigations using chemicals from a “real” lab.

So, I was thrilled to find this infographic on twitter. The chart summarises the reactions and products of 16 cheap household chemicals. It was made by James Kennedy of this blog and you can also find lots more cool infographics there! Please read disclaimers and warnings before use!