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Year 6 to 7 science challenge – hands-on experiments you can do in the kitchen

24 June 2020  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in: ,

Year 6s will enjoy this hands-on science experiment on how to make an indicator which you can do in your own kitchen, following Miss Weir’s great video which guides you every step of the way.

The Science Department challenges you to investigate the acids and alkalis in your home. Take a look at the VIDEO as Miss Weir demonstrates how to make an indicator. Indicators are used in science to help scientists discover if a substance is an acid, alkali or if it is neutral. You can make your own one using simple equipment that you will have in the kitchen and some fruit and vegetables. You should do the experiment in your kitchen but make sure you ask permission from an adult to use the food and the utensils. You will also need supervision when using boiling water and knives. You must only use the substances that Miss Weir mentions in her video. Please do not go around testing just anything you find at home. Once you have completed your challenge then it would be nice to see what you have found out. You could take pictures of your experiment, take a video, create a poster or write a scientific report. It would be great to see what you have done so please do email your work to Miss Weir at

Miss Weir has also prepared a handout document for you which you can see here Y6 Science Challenge

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