Little Bang Discovery On Demand

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Young children are already great scientists without even knowing it. Conduct experiments at home with your young scientist through Little Bang Discovery On Demand. Over four fun-filled sessions, this hands-on program will allow children and their accompanying parents to combine everyday objects and experiences with genuine scientific enquiry methods.

During the program the children will be putting together their own Discovery Box which will be used during each session. Equipment lists and instructional videos are available below.

Session 1: Collecting and Classifying

Discovery Box: Equipment List

  • 1 large box or bag to put everything in
  • 1 ruler and/or tape measure
  • 1 timer or mobile phone with a timer, or a clock with a second hand
  • 2 plastic cups
  • 2 big rubber bands
  • approx. 4m of string
  • 1 chopstick or big spoon
  • 1 notebook or paper
  • 1 pencil
  • 1 fridge magnet
  • 1 coat hanger, metal or child size
  • 1 take away box of lunch box sized container

Session 1: Equipment List

  • approx. 6 pairs of socks, hats, t-shirts
  • approx. 10 small toys e.g. Matchbox cars, small animals, Duplo or Lego bricks

Session 2: Measuring and Recording

Session 2: Equipment List

  • Your Discovery Box
  • Small items from around the house such as cutlery, toys, coins, pieces of fruit
To make a mobile:
  • 7 pieces of string approx. 30 cm long
  • Coat hanger, chopsticks, pencils, pop sticks
  • 7 small toys or chenille stems

Session 3: Experimenting

Session 3: Equipment List

  • Your Discovery Box
  • To make an inclined slope: 1 tray or lid of a large box or piece of cardboard  
  • 2 or more small wheeled toys e.g. cars
Joys of Attraction
  • Magnet or fridge magnet from Discovery Box
Musical Coat Hanger
  • Metal coat hanger and 2 pieces of string approx 45 cm long
  • Pencil, pen or teaspoon
Sink and Salt
  • 3 strips of Blu tack or play dough
  • 3 cups with tap water
  • Spoon
  • Newspaper or a towel
Sink and Float
  • 1 hard-boiled egg or a grape
  • 1 plastic bowl
  • 1 spoon
  • 2 cups with tap water (can use those in the Discovery Box)
  • ¼ cup salt
  • Newspaper or a towel

Session 4: Science Fair

Session 4: Equipment List

  • Your Discovery Box
Magnifying with a Glass of Water
  • 1 Glass half-filled with water
  • Newspaper or magazine picture
Kissing Balloons
  • 2 inflated balloons
  • 2× 30cm lengths of string
Raw or Boiled?
  • 1 boiled and 1 raw egg (with the children not knowing which is which)
  • Bowl
  • Cup with tap water
  • Spoon
  • Newspaper or a towel