Fun activities

Exciting experiments to further learning and explore in class or at home.

Starter activities

Generation word find
  • 22 Feb 2024

Generation word find

Get searching with this word find all about generating electricity in Aotearoa.

Huntly Power Station colouring activity
  • 14 Feb 2024

Huntly colouring activity

Colour the iconic, orange-tipped power station.

STEM word find
  • 17 Jan 2024

STEM word find

Look for all the words related to STEM in this fun warmup exercise.

Festive STEM colouring activity
  • 12 Dec 2023

Festive STEM colouring activity

Get ready for the holidays with this Christmas-themed colouring activity.

animals grazing at wind farm
  • 11 Jul 2023

Who stopped the wind power?

A fun maths challenge to figure out which animal was responsible for breaking the wind valley in the story.

storm in a glass
  • 11 Jul 2023

Storm in a glass

Discover how clouds hold rain while creating your own out of shaving cream in a jar.

raindrops on window
  • 10 Jul 2023

Make it rain

Explore what happens in the atmosphere when it rains by creating your own rain in a jar.

rain gauge
  • 8 Jul 2023

Rain gauge

Create a rain gauge for you to measure rain levels and explore in your own backyard.

water refraction experiment
  • 19 Jul 2023

Water magic

Use water to create some fun drawings and see what magic happens when light travels through the water.

rainbow stained glass cup
  • 18 Jul 2023

Rainbow in a glass

Using skittles and water, create a beautiful rainbow in a glass and see how the colours separate.

Marbled paper artwork
  • 11 Jul 2023

Making marbled paper

Become the next famous artist by creating amazing oil paintings with water and colours.

Homemade sailboats
  • 11 Jul 2023

Make a sailboat with keel

Build your own sailboat using everyday materials and see if it sails like the Emirates Team New Zealand boats.

colourful balloon and straws
  • 18 Jul 2023

Balloon on a string rocket

Manufacture your very own rocket out of a balloon and get ready to take off while you learn about...

Lift and hover activity
  • 12 Jul 2023

Lift and hover

Become an expert in understanding lift by making different objects hover.

Swirling seed helicopter
  • 11 Jul 2023

Swirling seed helicopter

Make your own helicopter using sycamore seeds and watch it take flight!

child with paper straw rocket
  • 10 Jul 2023

Straw rocket

Learn about aerodynamics by creating a straw rocket to travel through the air. See how far you can get it to..

animated rocket
  • 30 Jul 2023

Film canister rocket

Prepare for BLAST OFF as you create and launch your own rocket. Make sure this is done outside.

Solar System hopscotch
  • 12 Jul 2023

Solar System hopscotch

Explore the planets in the solar system with a game of hopscotch!

animated astronaut
  • 11 Jul 2023

Galaxy maze

A fun board game where you race through the stars to the finish line.

Foam art print
  • 20 Jul 2023

Foamy art prints

Design your own masterpiece with as many colours as you can find!

Salt crystals
  • 16 Jul 2023

Salt crystals

Create and grow your own salt crystals through this chemistry experiment.

Children making a volcano
  • 16 Jul 2023

Make a volcano

Create your own volcano with this chemical experiment and watch the fake lava spill over the edges.

extinguished candle
  • 16 Jul 2023

Invisible extinguisher

Learn about CO2 and combustion reactions in this experiment.

hands playing with oobleck
  • 12 Jul 2023


Create a mix between a liquid and a solid that will keep you guessing.

baking soda and vinegar
  • 12 Jul 2023

Baking soda explosion

Understand chemistry as you make a snap lock bag EXPLODE using kitchen science.

pieces of hokey pokey
  • 12 Jul 2023

Hokey pokey science

Explore chemical changes in this delicious experiment and enjoy the treat at the end.

bakery items made from salt dough
  • 12 Jul 2023

Salt dough bakery

Cook up your own creative bakery item moulds. Think cupcakes, slices and pies!

animated hovercraft
  • 30 Jul 2023

Make a mini hovercraft

Expand your knowledge of friction and create your own hovercraft using old materials from around the house.

Paper wind turbine
  • 12 Jul 2023

Wind turbine

Make a wind turbine and explore how wind power works to make your turbine spin.

word find
  • 10 Jul 2023

Energy word find

Challenge yourself to find all the energy related words in this fun word find.