The Curiosity Box (@thecuriositybox_) — Explore, investigate & invent with seriously fun hands-on STEM kits for kids! Curriculum-linked, parent support. STEM Day in a Box for primary schools
Here’s Niamh enjoying the Sparkling Snowflakes activity from our Crystals box, e
Here’s Niamh enjoying the Sparkling Snowflakes activity from our Crystals box, exploring chromatography and evaporation ❄️⠀ ⠀ Donna told us: “We’ve been exploring chromatography in Niamh’s latest science experiment. She applied drops of salt water solution to spots of washable felt pen on her filter paper snowflakes, repeated periodically through the day yesterday and then left to dry overnight. ⠀ ⠀ She made a couple more this morning, experimenting with different colours and patterns to see what different effects they might produce. Everyone was fascinated to see the changes in the ones left overnight, and we talked about the processes that had occurred.”⠀ ⠀ 📷 credit @happinessbeginsathome⠀ ⠀ #homeedfamily#scienceexperimentsforkids#curiositybox#curiositycadets#juniorscientist#homeeddersofinstagram#homeeducationuk#chromatography#snowflakescience#crystallography#crystals#alwayslearning#interestledlearning#makinglearningfun#magnifyingglass#homeedlife#coolscience#kidslovescience#welovescience#mondaymotivation#getcurious
18.03.2019 15:20:36
It's the final day of a jam-packed British Science Week! We have more than £200
It's the final day of a jam-packed British Science Week! We have more than £200 of sciency goodies up for grabs in our STEM SCHOOLS GIVEAWAY 🚀💡🧲🧪🔬💥⚗️⠀ ⠀ Enter today and you could win: ⠀⠀ 🌟 STEM Day in a Box of your choice - 7 themes to choose from⠀ 🌟 PLUS 1 Class Pack of your choice - Safety/Cold Gloves or VR Glasses or Safety Goggles⠀ ⠀ Simply LIKE and SHARE this post and TELL us why your school deserves to win!⠀ ⠀⠀ Our competition is open to UK primary schools and one lucky winner will be selected on Monday 18 March 2019.⠀⠀ ⠀ Full info plus terms & conditions: curiosity-box.com/giveaway⠀⠀ ⠀ Tag a teacher friend so they can enter for their school!⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #BSW19#BritishScienceWeek#ScienceWeek#giveaway#competition#win#primaryschools#prisci#primaryeducation#primaryteachers#teachersofinstagram#STEMed#STEMeducation#STEMDayinaBox#sciencekits#sciencelearning#scienceresources#STEMresources#scienceeducation#schoolresources#schoolscience#curiositybox#thecuriositybox#getcurious
17.03.2019 07:39:54
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Pi is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter and equals approxima
Pi is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter and equals approximately 3.14. Did you know that Pi Day falls on 14 March, which is of course 3.14 in American date layout?⠀ ⠀ Did you also know that this year, more than 2,200 years after Archimedes worked out pi as 3.141, Google employee Emma Haruka Iwao calculated pi to 31.4 trillion digits, nearly nine trillion more than the previous best?⠀ ⠀ Emma became fascinated with pi aged 12. “I loved how it just keeps going on forever”🌀 We wonder if she’ll inspire some of our curiosity cadets to be STEMsational record breakers? . 📷 credit @welch_rocks:⠀ . #happypiday#pi#piday#maths#physics#worldrecord#GWR#Archimedes#EmmaHarukaIwao#mathsisawesome#STEMfacts#STEMed#STEMkids#paintedrocks#paintedrocksofinstagram#sciencerocks#curiositycadets#thecuriositybox#getcurious
16.03.2019 20:22:06
Just look at these faces! We love this reaction to the Cloud Factory, a super se
Just look at these faces! We love this reaction to the Cloud Factory, a super sensory workshop with our Fascination Maker @sarahsadventuresinscience and @jonwoodscience at the Big Bang Fair!⠀ ⠀ Fancy touching and tasting a cloud? Head to the NEC! ☁️😍⠀ ⠀ 📷 credit @bigbangfair⠀ ⠀ "Today's the last day of the Big Bang Fair... and our doors are officially open to the public until 4.30pm!⠀ ⠀ Tickets are FREE and still available, but make sure you book in advance.⠀ ⠀ We hope you have a fab day exploring the wonderful world of STEM! 🎉"⠀ ⠀ #BigBangFair#CloudFactory#Birmingham#sciencewokshops#handsonscience⠀#STEM#ScienceFair#Science#Technology#Engineering#Maths#Mathematics#UK#activities#shows#experiments#sciencefun#STEMinspiration#STEMeducation#STEMed#FreeTickets#RegisterNow#Saturday#ThingsToDo#familyfun#getcurious
16.03.2019 10:04:35
Great to see our curiosity cadets enjoying this month’s Crystals box. Here’s som
Great to see our curiosity cadets enjoying this month’s Crystals box. Here’s some panning for gold in action! 💛⠀ ⠀ @home.ed.muma told us: “We love your experiments. They’re great fun!”⠀ ⠀ Thank you, that’s made our day! 😊⠀ ⠀ We hope all our cadets are having a fantastic British Science Week, let us know what you’ve been up to!⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #curiositybox#BSW19#gold#panningforgold#coolcrystals#curiositycadet#sciencerocks#kidslovescience#subscriptionbox#subscriptionboxes#learninganewskill#homeedmuma#homeed#homeeducation#homeeducationuk#homeeducator#homeschool#homeschooling#learningthroughplay#learningthroughlife#iteachtoo#wildandfreechildren#athomereallearning#themagicofchildhood#childhoodunplugged#letthembelittle#homeschoolfamily#adventuresofchildren#letthemexplore#getcurious
15.03.2019 19:23:20
Albert Einstein was born 140 years ago today! ⠀
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Albert Einstein was born 140 years ago today! ⠀ ⠀ When he was five years old his father showed him a simple pocket compass. Einstein was mesmerized. What force exerted itself on the little needle to make it point in a single direction? This question stayed with Einstein for many years and has been noted as the beginning of his fascination with science.⠀ ⠀ We like to think of him as the first Curiosity Cadet!⠀ ⠀ #einstein#alberteinstein#einstein140#einsteinbirthday#sciencehero#sciencelegend#physics#onthisday#otd#curiosity#curiousminds#curiosityledlearning#curiouskids#curiositycadets#curiositybox#thecuriositybox#getcurious
14.03.2019 17:36:32
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Great fun at the Stay and Share session for pupils and parents at Stanton Harcou
Great fun at the Stay and Share session for pupils and parents at Stanton Harcourt Primary School in Oxfordshire, learning all about the heart ❤️ using the Curiosity Box Pulse Visualiser activity.⠀ ⠀ Lots of sciency fun going on in our local schools this week for British Science Week! What's your school up to?⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #BSW2019#BSW19#BritishScienceWeek#prisci#stayandlearn#parents#schools#primaryscience#scienceeducation#scienceeducationday#pulse#heart#humanbiology#scienceactivities#sciencelearning#scienceworkshop#scienceday#STEMday#STEMdayinabox#scienceresources#sciencefun#kidslovescience#welovescience#curiositybox#thecuriositybox#Oxford#Oxfordshire#getcurious
14.03.2019 15:04:09
Have you seen the awesome new 50 pence coin being issued by the Royal Mint to co
Have you seen the awesome new 50 pence coin being issued by the Royal Mint to commemorate Stephen Hawking's outstanding contribution to science?⠀ .⠀ The brilliant design features a black hole and the Bekenstein-Hawking formula ⠀ S = kc^3 A / 4ℏG ⠀ This was a significant step forward in efforts to make the strange properties of black holes fit with existing laws on energy.⠀ .⠀ In simple terms, it links the amount of disorder contained by a black hole with a physical feature of the hole itself: its area. Taken further, it means adding material to a black hole makes its surface expand. ⠀ .⠀ This also implies a way to make black holes less black through the emission of a weird kind of radiation, a finding that Hawking proudly counted as one of his landmark contributions to science.⠀ .⠀ Feeling a bit mind blown after that...? 🤯 We are!⠀ .⠀ Sadly these beautifully designed coins won’t be in circulation. Let us know if you've ordered one for your kids!⠀ .⠀ 📷 @royalmintuk⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #StephenHawking#ProfessorHawking#StephenHawking50p#physics#theoreticalphysics#cosmology#author#science#scientist#sciencehero#sciencelegend#coins#numismatist#numismatic#numismatists#space#blackhole#blackholes#abriefhistoryoftime#scienceandtechnology#getcurious
13.03.2019 13:08:00
We’re sharing this marvellous Milky Way Day post from our talented buddy @mylego
We’re sharing this marvellous Milky Way Day post from our talented buddy @mylegoman2⠀ .⠀ 🍫 Facts For Foodies 🍫⠀ The Milky Way bar was created in 1923 by Frank Mars. ⠀ In the 1920’s it came in two flavors chocolate and vanilla. ⠀ It was the first mass produced chocolate bar with a filling. ⠀ The name ‘Milky Way’ was taken from a popular malted milkshake NOT the galaxy.⠀ The British version of the Milky Way has such a low density that it floats in milk! ⠀ The first slogan of Milky Way was “The sweet you can eat between meals.”⠀ .⠀ 🌌 Facts For Scientists 🌌⠀ The Milky Way contains over 200 billion stars, and enough dust and gas to make billions more. ⠀ The solar system lies about 30,000 light-years from the galactic center, and about 20 light-years above the plane of the galaxy. ⠀ It's warped, it has a halo, but you can’t directly see it.⠀ It was made from other galaxies.⠀ Every picture you’ve seen of the Milky Way isn’t it!!! There is a black hole at the centre. It's almost as old as the universe itself. ⠀ .⠀ 📷 credit @mylegoman2⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #milkywayday#milkyway#foodiefacts#sciencefacts#chocolatebar#magicstars#milkywaymagicstars#frankmars#galaxy#solarsystem#stars#mylegoman#legophotography#legophoto#legophotographer#foodiefun#sciencefun#kidstreats#spaceman#vintagelego#legospaceman#astrophysics#coolscience#sciencerocks#getcurious
12.03.2019 21:17:06
Have you ever touched a cloud? Our Fascination Maker Dr Sarah Bearchell is runni
Have you ever touched a cloud? Our Fascination Maker Dr Sarah Bearchell is running her popular Cloud Factory at the Big Bang Fair this week.⠀ ⠀ You can take part in Sarah’s workshop where you'll be able to touch, see and hear clouds as they are made from dry ice! ⠀ ⠀ They'll even SMELL and TASTE interesting when you add in some unusual laboratory reagents... 👅 ☁️ ⚗️ The Cloud Factory uses specially designed equipment so that visitors can get really close to the clouds in complete safety. You'll learn about states of matter and work scientifically to make your clouds bigger and better.⠀ ⠀ This workshop is ideal for visitors of all ages and closed sessions for groups with special needs can be arranged.⠀ ⠀ School days (Wed 13 - Fri 15 March) are sold out but free tickets are still available for Sat 16th so book ahead to avoid disappointment!⠀ Visit: thebigbangfair.co.uk⠀ ⠀ @bigbangfair@sarahsadventuresinscience⠀ ⠀ #BigBangFair#ScienceFair#Science#scienceactivities#scienceshows#scienceworkshops#experimentsforkids#funscience#coolscience#CloudFactory#statesofmatter#STEMinspiration#STEMeducation#STEMed#specialneeds#scienceforall#scienceisforeveryone#familyfun#FreeTickets#RegisterNow#ReasonsToVisitTBBF#sarahsadventuresinscience#getcurious
12.03.2019 07:04:35
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Here’s Renée, our Founder & Head of Explosions, visiting Becky the brilliant pla
Here’s Renée, our Founder & Head of Explosions, visiting Becky the brilliant play leader at @helenanddouglashouse in Oxford. ⠀ ⠀ Renee and Becky have been exploring the best ways for us to get the kids having some fun with science! We have plans!!! ⠀ ⠀ Watch this space 👀 😊🔬🚀🧲💡⠀ ⠀ #scienceforall#scienceforkids#helenanddouglashouse#oxford#oxfordshire#oxfordshirebusiness#playtime#playleader#learningthroughplay#playbasedlearning#kidsactivities#scienceactivities#funscience#scienceisfun#kidslovescience#welovescience#sciencekits#STEMkids#STEMforkids#STEMlearning#experimentsforkids#handsonlearning#thecuriositybox#feedtheircuriosity#mondaymotivation#motivatimonday#getcurious
11.03.2019 16:33:43
Our favourite week of the year is here, time to celebrate all things STEM!⠀
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Our favourite week of the year is here, time to celebrate all things STEM!⠀ ⠀ We’ll be out and about having lots of sciency fun this week 🚀💡🧲🔬🧪⚗️🧬🔭🌍💥⠀ ⠀ Tell us what you’re up to for British Science Week, we’d love to know!⠀ ⠀ 📷 @britishscienceassociation⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #BSW19#BritishScienceWeek#scienceeducation#sciencelearning#scienceforall#scienceisforeveryone#scienceactivities#sciencelearning#welovescience#kidslovescience#scienceforkids#sciencekits#citzenscience#STEMed#STEMeducation#STEMkids#getinvolved#getcurious
11.03.2019 11:03:26
Lovely to see this month’s COOL CRYSTALS boxes arriving with our members! Thank
Lovely to see this month’s COOL CRYSTALS boxes arriving with our members! Thank you Nanette for sharing these crystal growing photos from your first box with us 😊⠀ ⠀ "Enjoying our first home educating experiment with @thecuriositybox_ subscription.”⠀ ⠀ 📷 @netlaine2⠀ ⠀ #crystals#coolcrystals#crystalgrowing#chemistry#scienceforkids#funscience#sciencerocks#coolscience#sciencelearning#scienceexperiments#scienceactivities#kidsactivities#scienceathome#sundayscience#sciencesunday#homelearning#homeeducation#homeeduk#thecuriositybox#subscriptionbox#STEMsubscriptionbox#getcurious
10.03.2019 21:13:55
A big thank you to Anneka, one of our members, for sharing this photo with us! ⠀
A big thank you to Anneka, one of our members, for sharing this photo with us! ⠀ ⠀ Anneka told us: "Thank you The Curiosity Box, we’ve had lots of science fun with rheoscopic powder and galaxy tubes and making snot (!) but of course the most fun never ends with these gloves!”⠀ ⠀ Which bit of their science kit do your cadets like playing with best? 😍⠀ ⠀ We’re always delighted to welcome more members to our Curiosity Club. Find out more about our monthly STEM subscription boxes (link in bio) 🧪🔬💡🧲🚀⚗️🧬⠀ ⠀ 📷 credit @annekagreen⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #childhoodthroughinstagram#childhoodunplugged#scienceathome#6yearold#sciencekits#subscriptionbox#sciencelearning#homelearning#learningthroughplay#curiosityledlearning#curiouskids#kidslovescience#welovescience#scienceisfun#experimentsforkids#kidsactivities#familyfun#curiositybox#thecuriositybox#STEMkids#STEMactivities#sundayscience#sciencesunday#getcurious
10.03.2019 06:24:22
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⭐️ It’s time to announce the winner of our competition for families! ⭐️⠀
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⭐️ It’s time to announce the winner of our competition for families! ⭐️⠀ ⠀ We’d originally planned to announce our British Science Week Giveaway winner yesterday but it was SUCH a hard decision we needed a bit of extra time - and help!⠀ ⠀ Renee explains: “When I set myself the mission of reaching 1 million children and giving them a wonder-filled experience of science it felt like a daunting task but right now, having read through all your comments, I feel like I have a whole team of amazing women on my side, raising the big thinkers and tinkerers of tomorrow! Thank you! What you are doing might just change the world. ⠀ ⠀ It was impossible for me to choose so I enlisted the help of science and the same kind of random selector that's used in clinical trials to pick the winner.”⠀ ⠀ So.....🥁🥁🥁... from all of us at CBHQ... huge CONGRATULATIONS to Rebecca Beesley and your tiny science superstar! 🎉 ⠀ ⠀ We’ll be in touch to arrange delivery of your prize and we can’t wait to see you enjoying all the science resources, games, books & days out with your family and friends.⠀ ⠀ Thank you to EVERYONE who entered, we're absolutely over the moon to have so many curious kids in our community! We’ll be following up some of the comments and questions you asked with some special messages from our champions and scientist friends. ⠀ ⠀ A big thank you also to our partners for donating so many fantastic prizes for our lucky winner!⠀ ⠀ Our competition for schools is now live so be sure to tag a teacher friend on that post so they can enter for a chance to win a super STEM prize for their school! 💡🧪🧲🔬🚀⠀ ⠀ #BSW19#BritishScienceWeek#winner#sciencefun#scienceathome#familyfun#sciencekits#sciencebooks#sciencegames#sciencecentres#sciencerocks#coolscience#scienceforkids#kidslovescience#welovescience#curiositybox#thecuriositybox#getcurious
09.03.2019 19:53:30
We're still celebrating International Women's Day and the start of British Scien
We're still celebrating International Women's Day and the start of British Science Week by sharing this free printable resource for teachers and parents available from Elise Gravel. Introduce your kids to sensational scientists including Ada Lovelace, Marie Curie, Rosalind Franklin and Mae Jemison. Image credit: @elise_gravel#STEM#womeninscience#womeninSTEM#IWD2019#BSW2019#britishscienceweek#rolemodels#scientists#adalovelace#mariecurie#rosalindfranklin#maejemison#scienceeducation#prisci#primaryscience#sciencefacts#scienceheroes#scienceforkids#STEMkids#STEMed#getcurious
09.03.2019 07:51:53
Our favourite week of the year - British Science Week is finally here, and we've
Our favourite week of the year - British Science Week is finally here, and we've got that sciency fiesta feeling! So what are we doing to celebrate? We're only running another fab competition! And this time it's just for schools... you didn't think we'd leave you fabulous primary teachers out, did you? We have more than £200 in sciency goodies up for grabs!⠀ ⠀ Enter our SUPER SCHOOL STEM GIVEAWAY and you could win: ⠀ STEM Day in a Box of your choice*⠀ PLUS 1 Class Pack of your choice**⠀ ⠀ How do you enter?⠀ LIKE and SHARE this post (don't forget to tag a fellow teacher!) and TELL us why your school deserves these super STEM resources. ⠀ ⠀ When can you enter?⠀ Our giveaway runs from Friday 8th - Sunday 17th March. One lucky winner will be selected on Monday 18th March 2019.⠀ ⠀ Who can enter?⠀ Open to primary schools registered in the UK. See our website for more info and terms & conditions: curiosity-box.com/giveaway⠀ ⠀ Not a teacher?⠀ Then TAG A TEACHER friend so they can enter for their school!⠀ ⠀ * 7 STEM Day in a Box themes to choose from - Electric Artwork is photographed for promotional purposes.⠀ ** Class packs contain 30 items for all the children in your class. Choose from Safety/Cold Gloves or VR Glasses or Safety Goggles.⠀ ⠀ #BSW19#BritishScienceWeek#ScienceWeek#primaryschools#prisci#primaryeducation#primaryteachers#teachersofinstagram#STEMed#STEMeducation#STEMDayinaBox#sciencekits#sciencelearning#scienceresources#STEMresources#scienceeducation#giveaway#win#schoolresources#schoolscience#curiositybox#thecuriositybox#getcurious
08.03.2019 20:32:52
Happy International Women’s Day! Perfect timing for Renee’s article ‘Six Science
Happy International Women’s Day! Perfect timing for Renee’s article ‘Six Science Superstars to Watch in 2019’!⠀ ⠀ Renee is the Founder & Head of Explosions here at CBHQ, she told us: "I am so happy with this piece in @ox_magazine this month! It was a joy to write about these incredible, world changing women.”⠀ ⠀ The inspirational women featured in this article are just some of our awesome Curiosity Champions who inspire our cadets each month.⠀ ⠀ Vanessa Woods - Molecular Biologist (Cells Champion)⠀ Suzie Sheehy - Accelerator Physicist (Power Champion)⠀ Merritt Moore - Quantum Physicist, professional dancer (Spinning Around Champion)⠀ Sophie Adjalley - Microbiologist & Parasitologist (Deadly Creatures Champion)⠀ Lynda Coughlan - Virologist (Healthy Me Champion)⠀ Nicky Chambers - Clean tech entrepreneur heading up Origen Power (Amazing Earth Champion)⠀ ⠀ We’ve loved learning all about these women in STEM!⠀ ⠀ 📷 Calling all MUMS & DAUGHTERS who love science, send us pics of yourselves together and we'll set up a Curiosity Box IWD Gallery here at CBHQ! 😍⠀ ⠀ #womeninSTEM#womeninscience#iwd2019#womensday2019#womensday#womeninengineering#womeninphysics#gamechanging#science#stem#rolemodels#STEMgirls#girlsinSTEM#STEMkids#womensupportingwomen#femalefounder#thecuriositybox#curiositybox#Oxfordshire#scienceeducation#funscience#STEMed#welovescience#getcurious
08.03.2019 12:57:46
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