Become a Science Maker by experimenting, tinkering and building to discover the wonders of science!
Each book in this series features information on great scientists, artists and engineers, and instructions on how to create the experiments and builds that have led to world-changing discoveries, amazing machines and inspiring artworks.
These extension activities include a range of further ideas and directions for research, experiments, inventions and creative work, based on the projects in each of the Science Makers books. They are a fantastic resource for KS2 science or technology lessons for ages 9+.
Find the individual PDF downloads below, or download all 6 topics here.
Making with Light
– Make sun prints like photography pioneer Thomas Wedgwood
– Be inspired by artist Tracey Emin to make your own neon sign
– Create your own fibre optic lamp like engineer William Wheeler
Making with Forces
– Build a car ramp and experiment with acceleration like Galileo Galilei
– Be inspired by artist Lin Emery to build a kinetic sculpture
– Make a hot air balloon like the Montgolfier brothers
Making with Living Things
– Create your own miniature greenhouse like inventor Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward
– Be inspired by artist Antony Gormley and make a cast if your own hand
– Build a DNA model, like biologists Francis Crick and James Watson
Making with Machines
– Build a battle catapult like famous machine-maker Archimedes
– Make an artificial robot arm based on Kaylene Kau’s award-winning design
– Be inspired by sculptor Fi Henshall and create your own bird automaton