Little Bang Discovery PLUS

If you enjoyed the first online series of Little Bang Discovery Club, you’re going to love the new online series, Little Bang Discovery Plus!

Released each Monday morning at 10am for eight weeks (Monday 4th January – Monday 22nd February 2021). Available for viewing on our website (below) and Facebook page.

This second online program is for children aged 4 – 5 years, or in early primary school, who together with their accompanying adults have completed the first Little Bang Discovery Club. Catch up on the Little Bang Discovery Club Online program on our website

In Little Bang Discovery Plus, the Junior Discoverers and their Adult Co-Learners will explore new topics, developing their science skills further over the eight sessions. The activities and experiments use items that should be available in households or from supermarkets. Families put together their own Discovery Plus Box to use in the sessions. Download and or view the materials list for each session.

Session 1 How to think like a scientist

In this first session, we revisit the scientific principles learnt in the Little Bang Discovery Club.

We recall what scientists do and practice how to be fair in our investigations. Materials List

Session 2 Wonderful Water and Measuring Accurately

We use light day and night. We do some investigations to explore more about the way light works.

Like scientists, we will describe the equipment we are using in our experiments. Materials List

Session 3 How to think like a scientist

Water makes life on Earth possible so we look in depth at some of the things water does for us.

Scientists also need to measure accurately, so we practise these skills. Materials List

Session 4 Our Precious Planet and Investigation Steps

Today we learn about some of the things that makes our planet Earth so special.

Acting scientifically means doing things in a careful and step-by-step (methodical) way. Materials List

Session 5 Physical change and making close observations

Experiments often result in changes. We explore different types of physical changes and learn about solids, liquids and gases.

We will practise making observations and being curious about changes. Materials List

Session 6 Always-there Air and Recording Results

Although we don’t often notice it, we use air every second. During today’s investigations we do some air-mazing experiments.

We will practise recording our results in different ways. Materials List

Session 7 Chemical Change and Visually Representing Results

Experiments can also result in chemical changes where compounds can combine to make something new. We will visually represent our experiments with drawings and / or graphs. Materials List

Session 8 Our Beautiful Bodies and Looking for Patterns

Our bodies are amazing sense machines. Learn about some lesser known senses and look for patterns in our experimental results that help support our theories. Materials List