To celebrate science week, bring the magic, awe and wonder of experiments into your home. Why not carry out some fun, quick and simple science experiments with your child? All the resources and equipment you shall need are household items so science at your fingertips.
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Try bending a pencil by placing it in a glass of water.
1. A clear glass
3. Pencil or drinking straw
1. Fill glass with water
2. Put the pencil or straw in the water.
3. Look at it from the top, sides and bottom of the glass.
4. What happens when you look through the sides of the glass?
Light travels slower through water than air. As the light enters the glass of water, and as it leaves the glass, it changes speed and direction, making the pencil look bent. This phenomena is called refraction and is light playing tricks on your eyes.
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