Make your own Anglerfish mask and discover how this crafty fish tempts in its prey...
Make your own rat-shaped shadow puppet then use it to try some shadow experiments.
Salt dough is easy to make and can be used to make all sorts of models - including starfish. This activity will show you how.
Fossil Jurassic star fish from the Sedgwick Museum
The Fitzwilliam Museum has real Tudor armour in its collection. Create your own 'knight' at the museum with this easy to create, cut-and-colour diorama.
Volcanic eruptions are driven by gas dissolved in molten rock (magma) underground trying to escape upwards. But what happens if the gas gets trapped and can't get out?
In this experiment you can trap more and more gas in a sealed container, in the same way gas can get trapped in a volcano, and see what happens...
Download the instructions and information sheet
To make your zine you will need:
- a sheet of paper
- coloured pencils or pens
- coloured paper
- some glue
- fossils, rocks, pebbles for inspiration
Download the zine folding instructions and watch the video below
This experiment and video were made by Nick Barrett. Nick is a PhD student at the University of Cambridge Earth Science
Department and The British Antarctic Survey investigating the resistance of Antarctic marine species to predicted freshening and
lower salinity in the Southern Ocean.
Download the instructions or watch the video below
Did you know the first bees would have been flying around in the Cretaceous just as ‘Iggy’ our Iguanodon was snacking on leaves from tall trees? At the Sedgwick Museum we have two 20million year old honey bees trapped in amber. Found on Yarmouth beach in 1891.
Amy Smith studies bees Plant Sciences in Cambridge. In this activity Amy shows us how to make a bee-autiful fluffy bumble bee. You will need some card and wool.
Volcanoes form when hot molten rock (magma) under the ground erupts at the surface, but what causes the molten rock to erupt? Eruptions are often driven by gases escaping…
In this experiment you can start a chemical reaction that creates a gas, and see how the gas escaping drives an eruption.
This experiment and video was devised by the Volcano Seismology group in the Earth Science Department, University of Cambridge.
There are many different types of volcanoes. Shield volcanoes have a broad rounded shape and gentle splattery eruptions often described as fire fountains. Strato volcanoes are sharp and steep sided and have violent explosive eruptions. But what makes these two types of volcano look and erupt so differently? It is mainly controlled by how think (viscous) or runny the magma in the volcano is...
In this experiment you can use 3 different thickness (viscosity) liquids to see what differences runny or thick magma can cause in volcanoes.