Rotating snakes and wobbly lines
Is seeing always believing? Can we always trust what we see with our own eyes? Fool your brain with these visual illusions.
If you feel dizzy looking at the visual illusions, cover one eye completely with your hand and then look away. If you have photosensitive epilepsy, please do not use the illusions.
Lost for words
Birds are all around you! Go out for a walk, or settle down at home and look through a window. Download this activity sheet from the Wildlife Trusts and see how many birds you can spot.
Look up into the night sky, what can you see? Use our sky guide to search for the planets and see how many constellations you can spot.
Download the autumn leaf and twig identification charts from the Woodland Trust and see how many trees you can find in your neighbourhood.
Get to know our Moon
Explore our nearest neighbour in a series of activities in the Hands on the Moon Pack from the Science and Technology Facilities Council.
Maths is everywhere! Discover maths in the world around us with this activity sheet.
Do try this at home!
Have fun trying out these kitchen science experiments featuring Marvin and Milo, the Institutue of Physics’s intrepid cat and dog team.
Our cloud spotters' guide
Get outside or look up from your window. Use our guide and see how many types of cloud you can spot over the coming weeks.
A sky for all seasons
Explore the constellations and uncover how the night sky changes through the year with the Stargazing Guide from the Science and Technology Facilities Council.
Fit the bill
Can you fit the names of these marvellous mammals and remarkable rocks into our word grids?