As people look to entertain children at home, Science Foundation Ireland are sharing simple home experiments and resources for children of all ages. These resources allow parents and guardians to introduce science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) to their children at home in a practical, hands-on, enjoyable and interactive way.

All resources are easy to follow and free. Keep scrolling and have fun experimenting!

Lava Lamp

Make your own Lava Lamps

Suitable for Junior Primary

Rockets

Design and Launch Paper Rockets

Suitable for Senior Primary

Gravity

Make Parachutes and Defy Gravity

Suitable for Junior Primary

Magnet Race

Ready, Set, Magnet Race!

Suitable for Senior Primary

Helicopters

Design and Make Paper Helicopters

Suitable for Primary

Amazing Triangles

Making Shapes with Amazing Triangles

Suitable for Senior Primary

Thirsty Plants

Investigate How Plants Drink

Suitable for Junior Primary

Boats

Design and Make Boats

Suitable for Junior Primary

Creeping Colours

Creeping Colours

Suitable for Senior Primary

SFI Discover Centre Network

Hexie Flowers

Get Crafty with these Hexie Patchwork Flowers from Airfield Estate

Suitable for Senior Primary

Butterflies

Turn Caterpillers into Butterflies with Ballycroy National Park

Suitable for Junior Primary

Rock Balancing

Stack Stones Sky-High with Castlecomer Discovery Park

Suitable for Primary

Gibbons

Catch a Gibbon with Fota Wildlife Park

Suitable for Primary

Fossil Dig

Excavate a Dinosaur with Imaginosity

Suitable for Primary

Bug Hunting

Bug Hunting from Glenveagh National Park

Suitable for Primary

SFI Discover Projects

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