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Super Science

From the British Science Association
for National Science & Engineering Week

Super Science contains accessible activities and investigations adapted from existing National Science & Engineering Week activity packs for use with a range of audiences including those with learning difficulties or special needs.

It has been designed for children who have difficulty following instructions given purely in text and/or find it hard to remember verbal instructions so there are accompanying pupil flash-cards with symbols.


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Super Science Teacher Notes
and Pupil Symbol Cards
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Download from the
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Engineering Week website

Super Science PackContents

The 15 activities have been developed for use in 20–60 minute class or science club sessions. They have been created to support activities during National Science & Engineering Week although the activities can be used any time.

A range of themes are explored in the pack, using cheap and easy materials. Three of the activities can be extended to gain a Crest Star Investigator award and there are ideas on extension activities throughout. 

Magnetic magic

  • Spinning screws
  • Invisible treacle

Push and pull

  • Kelly wobbles
  • Drop it in

Water, water everywhere

  • Rain maker
  • Whizzy washing up liquid

Colour chaos

  • Light entertainment
  • Colour split

Sound like science

  • Noisy cutlery
  • Make a skiffle bass

Fun with physics

  • Aeroplane engineers
  • Fizzics experiment


  • Teabag trouble
  • Super spinners

Group activity

  • Slippery and slipping slopes


Symbol materials