A “Science at Home” STEM education resource aimed at six to 12-year-olds has been launched.

Created by science-based technology company 3M, it comprises a series of short video tutorials of experiments that can be safely carried out at home using everyday household items.

One experiment involves a hairdryer and some table tennis balls to understand the Bernoulli Principal explaining how aeroplanes fly.

Another involves making liquid fireworks with milk and food colouring to understand molecular interactions and why washing up liquid gets dishes clean.

The experiments are performed by 3M scientists from all levels of the organisation, plus some special guests, and are all filmed in their own homes. While a number of the videos come from America, the content is relevant to the UK science curriculums.

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