Remote teaching support for 11-14 14-16 16-19
A selection of experiments that are suitable to use remotely with your students.
Health and Safety Guidance
These experiments have been selected by trained teachers as appropriate for use at home, but we have not specifically tested them for home use.
All experiments are carried out at your own risk.
To avoid risk of injury or damage, we recommend that you follow the instructions as shown, and that a responsible adult supervises all practical activity and considers the suitability of each task for their child.
Teachers proposing to recommend any resources to their students should:
- work within safety policies established by their school;
- use their professional judgement to assess the suitability of experiments for their own students;
- direct students and their parents/guardians to follow all stated instructions.
With students aged 11-14 years old:
- Marvin and Milo Unbalanced balloons explores the force: tension.
- Marvin and Milo Garden Rainbow explores the visible spectrum.
- Marvin and Milo Static UFO
- Marvin and Milo Melting race explores conduction.
- Marvin and Milo Musical Coathangers
- Dancing Sprinkles can be used to introduce the idea that sound is a vibration of the air.
- Build a solar system allows you to scale your solar system so it will fit into whatever space is available.
- Seasons is a National Space Observatory activity.
With students aged 14-16 years old:
- Marvin and Milo Forceful Comb will bend a stream of water.
- Marvin and Milo Cartesian Ketchup Sachet Diver
- Static crate investigates vectors.
- Egg and sheet can be done outdoors.
- Measuring the wavelength and speed of water waves using method 2, can be done using baking trays or other suitable rectangular containers.
- Big Bang Demo makes a balloon model of the expanding Universe.
- Hooke's Law interactive simulation to show how the force applied to a spring is proportional to the extension of the spring