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KS3 Instant Science packs - Introduction

Instant Science Experiment packs

Additional and Replacement Items

How to Buy from Professor Brainstorm's Science Shop.

Professor Brainstorm's KS3 Instant Science packs

contain everything* you need to perform a range of interesting, fun and unusual science investigations, including:

all essential equipment*

worksheets** for each experiment

detailed notes for teachers**

* You will need to provide a few standard classroom items (e.g. card, scissors, etc) and measuring equipment (such as rulers, weighing scales) - and or the Defying Gravity experiment you will need to provide an empty crisp tube.
** Worksheets and Teacher Notes are supplied in all packs as photocopiable spiral bound books, and are also supplied as printable pdf files (on a CD-ROM) in Class Pack versions of the experiments.

Note: The experiment packs described on this page are aimed at pupils in Years 7 and 8 (S1 and S2). For information about Primary Science packs click here.

Instant Science Experiment packs

Available as:

Standard Packs - in most instances these packs contain enough equipment for just one copy of the experiment.
(Worksheets and Teacher Notes are supplied as photocopiable spiral bound books.)

Class Packs - contain sufficient copies of the experiment for a class of up to 30 pupils.
(Worksheets and Teacher Notes are supplied as photocopiable spiral bound books and on CD-ROM - so you can print as many copies as you wish.)

Click here to download an Order form
Or simply e-mail your order to profbrainstorm@hotmail.com

Water Jelly Cubes

Simply amazing! Our best selling experiment last year
Place one of these cubes in water and it grows to over 100 times its
original volume.
Also - the full-size cubes have the same refractive index as water -
so they appear to vanish when placed in water. ... more

Water Jelly Cubes Standard Pack   (K07)   £7
Water Jelly Cubes Class Pack   (K07C)   £20
plus £3 p+p if your total order value is less than £30.

Standard Pack contains enough for about 3 experiments.
Class Pack contains enough for about 20 experiments.

You can also buy additional packs of Water Jelly Cubes (without Teacher Notes or Worksheets) for £8 each (P07). (These contain enough for about 10 experiments.)

Defying Gravity

An amazing experiment in which a paperclip appears to hang in mid-air!
The science behind this seems simple - but there may be more forces
acting on the paperclip than you think.
Pupils are posed with some interesting challenges ... more

Defying Gravity Standard Pack   (K08)   £5
Defying Gravity Class Pack   (K08C)   £16
plus £3 p+p if your total order value is less than £30.

Standard Pack contains 1 pair of strong magnets (1 x 8mm and 1 x 12mm)
- enough for 2 experiments.
Class Pack contains 15 pairs of strong magnets - enough for 30 experiments.

You can also buy additional Strong Magnets (without Teacher Notes or Worksheets):
£5 for 10 x 12mm magnets (P08).

Make a Telescope

Contains two lenses - an eyepiece and an objective. Pupils explore the different properties of the lenses, and then use them to make a working telescope ... more

Make a Telescope Standard Pack   (K09)   £8
plus £3 p+p if your total order value is less than £30.

This experiment is not sold as a Class Pack, but you can buy
additional pairs of lenses for £5 each (P09).

Space Food Experiment

Find out what Astronaut Food really tastes like!
And investigate what happens when you rehydrate a Space Strawberry ... more

Space Food Experiment Class Pack   (K10C)   £28
plus £3 p+p if your total order value is less than £30.

The pack contains 3 packets of Space Ice Cream and 3 packets of
Space Strawberries. This should be sufficient for the whole class
(up to 30 pupils) to try a little of each.

You can also buy extra packets of Space Food:
Space Strawberries   (P10A)   £4.00
Space Ice Cream   (P10B)   £4.00

Colour Changing UV Wristband

Students investigate the science of suntans
- and make their own cool fashion accessory -
using beads which change colour in sunlight ... more

UV Wristband Standard Pack   (K12)   £6
UV Wristband Class Pack   (K12C)   £41
plus £3 p+p if your total order value is less than £30.

Standard Pack contents make 1 UV Wristband
Class Pack contents make 30 UV Wristbands

You can also buy additional UV Wristbands (without
instructions or worksheets):
Single Pack (P12) £1.60 each, or
Multi Pack (P12M) £12 (makes 10 Wristbands)

Sun Printing

An early 19th century version of photography is used in this
experiment to produce amazing results.
(No dark room needed.)

Place an object on the paper, put it in the sunlight for a minute or two,
then 'develop' in ordinary tap water. Hey presto! You have created
a fabulous image ... more

Sun Printing Experiment Standard Pack   (K14)   £8

Sun Printing Experiment Class Pack   (K14C)   £31
plus £3 p+p if your total order value is less than £30.

Standard Pack - contains 5 sheets of Sun Print Paper.
Class Pack - contains 40 sheets of Sun Print Paper.

You can also buy the Sun Print Paper by itself
(without instructions or worksheets):
£26 for 40 sheets (P14).

Additional / Replacement Items

If you need equipment to make more copies of a particular experiment, or if you have used up the consumable items in your pack, this is the section you need.
(Note - these items do not come with any explanatory notes or worksheets.)

Water Jelly Cubes
(sufficient for about 10 experiments)

P07

£8

Defying Gravity Magnets
(contains 10 x 12mm Magnets.)

P08

£5

Telescope Lenses
(contains 1 pair of lenses - to make 1 telescope)

P09

£5

Space Strawberries
(1 packet)

P10A

£4.00

Space Ice Cream
(1 packet)

P10B

£4.00

Colour Changing UV Wristband - Single

P12

£1.60

Colour Changing UV Wristband - Multi
(makes 10 Wristbands)

P12M

£12

Sun Print Paper
(contains 40 sheets)

P14

£26

Click here to download an Order form
Or simply e-mail your order to profbrainstorm@hotmail.com

Professor Brainstorm's Science Shop - How to Buy

If you are ordering for a school in the UK:
Click here to download an Order form
Or simply e-mail your order to profbrainstorm@hotmail.com
For deliveries to a UK school address we are happy to invoice the school, but if you wish to enclose a cheque, please make it payable to Professor Brainstorm Books
If you wish to pay by credit card:
Simply send an e-mail to profbrainstorm@hotmail.com with a list of the goods that you wish to order.
We will e-mail you back with a payment link which will take you to a secure payment server.
(Payments are taken via PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to use this method of payment.)
Postage is FREE (to addresses in mainland UK) for orders of £30 and over.
For orders under 30 there is a postage and packing fee of £3 (for UK addresses).
Note - there is no VAT to pay on any of these products.
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