Sidmouth Science Fest inspires Beavers to get experimental

The Sid Vale Beaver Scouts got hands-on with six experiments

The Sid Vale Beaver Scouts got hands-on with six experiments - Credit: Archant

The Sid Vale Beaver Scouts took inspiration from Sidmouth Science Festival to score a new badge.

The Sid Vale Beaver Scouts got hands-on with six experiments

The Sid Vale Beaver Scouts got hands-on with six experiments - Credit: Archant

The 23 boys and girls got hands-on with six different experiments including bashing Marmite to fill it with tiny bubbles and make it change colour, measuring reactions by dropping and catching a ruler and pushing air into detergent to make bubbles.

They also learned that:

• Squidging a mixture of cornflour and water in your hand it makes a hard lump that then turns back to liquid – and it’s called a non-Newtonian liquid

• You can get ink to ‘walk’ along a piece of paper by dipping it in water – this is called chromatography

The Sid Vale Beaver Scouts got hands-on with six experiments

The Sid Vale Beaver Scouts got hands-on with six experiments - Credit: Archant


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• And if you draw a bird on one side of a piece of card and a cage on the other when you spin the card the bird jumps into the cage – a visual illusion

The youngsters had lots of fun learning and earned their experiment activity badge.

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