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TWJ Science+Nature Activity Hub

Bring science to life wherever you are. On this page, TWJ Science+Nature magazine shares plenty of exciting activities, experiments, and articles taken from recent issues of the magazine, to help keep children exploring, learning, and creating!

Scavenger Hunt Activities

Make your own bird box

Birdhouse

Make a house and home for birds with these simple instructions.

C: Rex Shutterstock

Forage and cook wild garlic pasta

Foraging

Collect natural ingredients in a safe and easy way and create a delicious and unique dish. 

C: Alamy

 

Make a butterfly feeder

Butterflies

Attract butterflies with this beautiful feeder perfect for placing on your windowsill.

C: Getty Images

 

Make wildflower seed bombs

Wildflower seed bombs

Get mucky with this exciting new project, which in turn will produce food for vital insects.

C: Rex Shutterstock

Try your hand at indoor gardening

Houseplants

Bring the outdoors in with these instructions on how to grow your own houseplants.

C: Rex Shutterstock 

Capture the weather on camera

Weather photography

Spot a glorious sunset or atmospheric thunderstorm? Take amazing pictures of the elements with this simple guide to weather photography. 

C: Getty Images

 

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Make arty pancakes

Pancakes

Take your pancakes up a level by creating pancake art.

Rex Shutterstock

Make a model lung

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Find out how your lungs suck air into your body with this easy-to-make activity.

Build a kite

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Aim for the sky and turn a piece of paper into a soaring kite.

Create a creature report

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Challenge your children to create a report on one of their favourite animals.

Make a spaghetti tower

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Become a structural engineer and build a 3D pyramid using spaghetti and marshmallows.

Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie

This bright green wonder drink is tasty and packed full of healthy vitamins.

Science and Nature Podcast

Mysteries of Science Podcast

The fortnightly podcast is hosted by Dan Green and Ciaran Sneddon from The Week Junior Science+Nature editorial team and created in partnership with Fun Kids – the radio station and podcast network for children. Each episode will investigate a different unsolved mystery of the universe. Dan and Ciaran will be joined by scientists and experts who will share their ideas and insights to help solve each mystery. 

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Make a water xylophone

xylo

Discover how sound moves through water and make a musical instrument.

Make a fat ball

fatball

Look after your local birds by making them a calorie-packed snack.

All about the Sun

sun

Why not join us on a mission into space and discover the secrets of the Sun? Download our free article.

Make a ghost dance

ghost

This spooky activity could be magic or it could be the power of static electricity...

Grow an oak tree

oak

In this fun activity, you can turn a tiny acorn into a mighty oak.

Build a home for animals

shelter

Give all sorts of creatures somewhere cosy to shelter this winter.

An orange life jacket

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Which easy peeler will float – a heavier whole one or a lighter peeled one? The answer may surprise you.

Make seed cards

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Give your friends and family the gift of flowers with these DIY plantable cards.

Make a thermometer

thermometer

Discover how liquids change their volume as the temperature changes.

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Check out The Week Junior magazines' FREE Activity Hub. The team has compiled some super exciting activities from the award-winning magazine that you can enjoy at home with little to no resource - something to fun, free and easy help keep curious young minds educated and entertained.

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