6 Top Lockdown Live Science Sessions for Kids

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Calling all budding scientists! Grab your lab coats, put on your safety goggles and let us guide you through some of the best science classes online for kids during lockdown. We’ve collated a mix of engaging live streaming sessions and online classes filled with amazing experiments to help your children learn the wonders of science in the comfort of your own homes. Focusing on all aspects of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) there’s something here for everyone.

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Mad Science With Dr Dude

Join Dr Dude from Mad Science for his online Live Lab promising to share with you fun and exciting experiments that you can join in with at home. Dr Dude will be live streaming every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11 AM. You can either tune in live with other mini scientists or you can watch on catch up. Once you’ve bought your ticket you can watch as many times as you like! Each day Dr Dude will deliver new topics to expand their learning and keep your little scientists entertained!

When: Live streaming every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11 AM

Cost: Pay £4 per session or pay £10 for the week and get access to all 3 sessions: each session will run for approx 40 minutes. View a free trial video here

Suitable for: Children aged between 4-12 years old

Visit their website for a full schedule of the topics they will be covering and to book your space

Potty Science Show

Join the Potty Professor in his laboratory for his live science shows every weekday at 3:30pm. Aimed at primary school children but anyone can join in the fun.  Get ready for some crazy science experiments and activities, including some you can try and recreate in the comfort of your own home. Who said you can’t learn and have fun at the same time?!

When: Every weekday Monday - Friday at 3:30 PM

Cost: FREE

Suitable for: Children aged between 4-12 years old

Watch live on Facebook

Junior Einsteins Science Club

Mad scientist

Offering daily live online science sessions for your junior Einsteins. Entertaining and educational, your kids will love to learn about topics including, Lava Lamps, how planes fly and electricity. Focusing on all aspects of STEM learning this is a must see for your science loving little ones.

When: Daily Live sessions 11 AM - 11:40 AM

Cost: £10 per family per session and currently offering FREE sessions for children of Healthcare workers

Suitable For: For children aged between 4-12 years old

Visit their website to book your place

Little House of Science

Offering fun, interactive online classes to help your children learn all aspects of science through live experiments and demonstrations.  Topics will change weekly so be sure to visit their website for an up to date schedule. With lots of daily classes to choose from you will be sure to find one that suits you. Topics likely to be covered include:  Aerodynamics and Aerospace learning how engineers make planes and helicopters fly as well as rocket science. Zoology, the study of animals, animal life cycles and looking at how scientists are helping to protect the kingdom of life from danger.   There are no essential materials that you need and they will provide you with factsheets  with descriptions of the experiments after each class.  

When: Daily live sessions running between 10 AM - 4:30 PM

Cost: £14.99 per class, per child

Suitable for: Little house of Science run their classes in two separate age groups 4-7 years and 8-12 years old

Visit their website to book your place

Froggle Wacky Wednesdays

Froggle Parties will be live-streaming science lessons for kids every Wednesday. These are fully interactive, fun-filled sessions that will provide your little one with heaps of fun learning. You’ll get science games, activities and experiments, guaranteed to keep your little ones entertained during lockdown.

When: Every Wednesday 2 PM - 2:45 PM

Cost: FREE

Suitable for: Children aged between 4 - 9 years old

Watch live via their Facebook page

Virtual Science Space

Child with a space model

To help your kids continue STEM learning from home Virtual Science Space is dedicating an hour each day to science, The ‘Science Power Hour’, every single weekday, giving your little ones an engaging science experiment or demonstration followed by Facebook Live Q & A session.

When: Every weekday at 10 AM followed by a Facebook Live Q&A session 10:30 AM - 11 AM

Cost: FREE

Suitable for: Children aged between 4-12 years old

Check it out here

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Disclaimer

At Kidadl we pride ourselves on offering families original ideas to make the most of time spent together at home or out and about, wherever you are in the world. We strive to recommend the very best things, that are suggested by our community and are things we would do ourselves - our aim is to be the trusted friend to parents. 

We try our very best, but cannot guarantee perfection. We will always aim to give you accurate information at the date of publication - however, information does change, so it's important you do your own research, double-check and make the decision that is right for your family.  

Kidadl provides inspiration for everything from family days out to online classes, arts, crafts and science experiments. We recognise that not all activities and ideas are appropriate and suitable for all children and families or in all circumstances. Our recommended activities are based on age but these are a guide. We recommend that these ideas are used as inspiration, that ideas are undertaken with appropriate adult supervision, and that each adult uses their own discretion and knowledge of their children to consider the safety and suitability.

Kidadl cannot accept liability for the execution of these ideas, and parental supervision is advised at all times, as safety is paramount. Anyone using the information provided by Kidadl does so at their own risk and we can not accept liability if things go wrong. 

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Sarah Nyamekye
Mum-of-two

An outdoor pursuits person at heart, raised in the East Midlands countryside, Sarah now lives in Surrey with her two daughters aged 3 and 9. She loves to travel and spend her days outdoors finding new and exciting places to explore with her girls. If she’s not outdoors then you’ll likely find her at home baking, crafting, gardening as well as exercising to keep fit.