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Science Alive! Science Experiments

Suitable for: 7-11 years (Key stage 2), 11-14 years (Key stage 3), Teachers

Sponsored by: Blatchington Court trust

Available braille grades:

In this fact book we explore 5 scientific principles with fun experiments for you to do at school or home. To go with each experiment, there’s a tactile picture and audio guide exploring each scientific principle in action. For example, the first experiment is all about floating and sinking and shows you how you can turn a material that sinks into one that floats. You can then find out how an enormous ship that weighs thousands of tonnes is able to stay afloat and how a submarine can be made to travel both on and under the water.This fact book may support subjects in the National Curriculum and is great as an educational resource in class, home-schooling, homework-help, project work and independent learning.

Listen to an audio clip

We recognise rocks on the surface of the Earth as solid, hard materials. But when they are deep below the Earth's crust they are subjected to enormous heat and pressure and can turn into a thick liquid called magma. When magma is forced up to the surface of the Earth, it appears as a flowing river of molten rock that we call lava. As soon as it cools down in the air or water, it turns back into a solid rock again, although it will now look different from the original rock.
Of course the most obvious place that molten rock comes to the surface of the Earth is from an erupting volcano. When a large amount of magma builds up deep below the Earth's surface it is forced up through cracks in the ground. The volcano itself is made from all the molten rock that has poured out and solidified in the past, so it usually has a cone shape.

What's inside

  • A collection of raised tactile pictures.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • A large print colour image pack.
  • Guidance notes for parents and teachers to help you make the most of using this book.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

Floating and sinking
Density in action – ships and submarines
Liquid or Solid?
Non-Newtonian fluids in action – volcano
Hydraulic Force
Hydraulics in Action- construction machines
Resonant frequency
Resonance in action – sitar
Electrical charges
Static electricity in action

What our members say

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Hands on approach pack The student loved sitting like an Indian musician and holding the sitar tactile page as if he were playing it and searching it with his fingers as it was being described. A good way to learn about scientific enquiry become familiar with scientific terms and to develop competence as a practical hands on scientist. Rose
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