Have fun with science at home!

March 04, 2021

Are you wondering what activities to do with your children while we are all spending that extra time at home? If you have enjoyed RSK’s previous environmental activity packs, why not unleash their inner scientists with some fun science experiments?

Today, we are delighted to launch a new activity pack that will allow your little ones to have some fun with science at home. The pack features lots of exciting experiments that will challenge your children to have fun with optical illusions, find the centre of gravity, make a pinhole camera and even use air pressure to reveal hidden treasure! Hopefully, these activities will be useful for children that are still learning at home, or if you would just like some extra activities to do over the weekends.

The fun activities have kindly been created by Malcolm Mogford, a retired science teacher and father of Sarah Mogford, RSK Divisional Director for Environment and Planning. At RSK, we use science every day to explore the world around us, but with more than 30 years of teaching under his belt, Malcolm was the perfect person bring these activities to life.

Over the past year we have run multiple initiatives aimed at helping our workforce and their families through this difficult time. While many of these initiatives have been targeted at working parents, we also recognise that our wider extended families need support too. During these uncertain times, with growing feelings of isolation and disconnect, we wanted to do more to help people to feel connected. In RSK, our family culture is multifaceted; it means different things to different people and, often, this encompasses the family of our employees too. We extend many thanks to Malcolm for all his hard work and offering to create these activities. The knowledge, passion and simple desire to help is a brilliant example of our RSK family coming together.

Sarah says: “We have been talking a lot about the challenges faced by having our children home-schooling, but I also saw that my parents were really struggling with being stuck at home when normally they are busy and active with all sorts of things. I thought it would be nice to try and link the skills of one with the needs of the other. It really gave my dad a lot of pleasure to feel he was doing something useful and has made me think there must be many other members of the RSK extended family who could do other similar things.

“Lockdowns and social distancing have taken an immeasurable toll on our mental health but small acts which connect people can make a world of difference. I hope children and parents enjoy working through these experiments as much as my dad enjoyed creating them.”

You can access the free ‘Fun Science Experiments’ pack here. Happy experimenting!

You can access our all our previous home-schooling activity packs here.