Category: Science


Celebrating National Science Week with recommended books for inquisitive minds.

We LOVE books here at Kids in Adelaide and we LOVE science, so we thought we’d put together a list of our favourite science themed books for you to try this National Science Week. No matter what area of science your kids are interested in, you’ll find a book over at Booktopia for them to learn more about their favourite topic. There are books on astronomy, plants and nature, inventing, space, animals, insects and heaps more! They...

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South Australian Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum collection began in 1872 to preserve, explore and celebrate the human history of our oceans and rivers. It is Australia’s oldest nautical collection and also includes new features, such as the Port River Dolphin area. Renowned for its innovative approach to maritime history and education, the Museum incorporates the historic Bond Store with three floors of exhibitions, the Port Adelaide Lighthouse from South Neptune...

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South Australian Aviation Museum

The South Australian Aviation Museum, located close to the Railway Museum and the Maritime Museum such a cool place to visit! Displaying aircraft and aircraft engines of relevance to South Australia and aviation in Australia it’s also the home of the Defence Science and Technology Organisation’s heritage rocket collection. The volunteers are AMAZING and there’s SO much to see! Some of the planes are HUGE and you can explore...

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MOD Adelaide

MOD. is a place for kids who love hands on, interaction and all things STEM!There’s a mix of diverse and sensory activities catering for a wide range of ages, knowledge and capabilities. These are spaces for doing, not just seeing and best of all it’s TOTALLY FREE! There are seven gallery spaces which host a new exhibition every six months. Click here to find out what’s showing at the moment Kids will be inspired about all...

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Aussie Backyard Bird Count

October 22 – 28, 201 What is it? The Aussie Backyard Bird Count aims to engage communities in the natural world while getting to know the birds in your local area through participation in a simple, fun, all-ages activity that can be done anywhere. By taking part in the Aussie Backyard Bird Count kids will become citizen scientists. By participating in the Aussie Backyard Bird Count, you will be helping BirdLife Australia find out about...

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How to Make Fluffy Slime

Have you made Fluffy Slime before? This slime recipe is a follow up to our original Super Simple Slime recipe. We decided to UP the slime skills and try making Fluffy Slime. Just as easy, only needs a few extra ingredients. What you’ll need to make fluffy slime:  Contact Lens/Saline solution ** MUST CONTAIN BORIC ACID **Craft Glue. We used white craft PVA glue from Kmart. $4WaterShaving creamCornstarchFoaming hand washMoisturiser...

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Super Easy Slime Recipes

Do you even have kids if you’ve never made slime? I have a love/hate relationship with the stuff. She loves it / I hate it because it’s messy and almost always ends up somewhere it’s not meant to be. BUT I do have to admit that it is pretty fun to make and also VERY satisfying when you get the recipe just right and make perfect slime. I feel like we’ve made every slime recipe known to man. We have whole books dedicated...

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SIX Super Simple Science Experiments To Try at Home

Science experiments don’t always need a lab coat and a microscope. I bet you’ve got most if not all of the below items in your cupboard already.These are great school holiday boredom busters too, especially ones like the “Icy Treasures” BUBBLE PAINT Combine a couple of teaspoons of baking soda into a cup and add food colouring until you’re happy with the colour.Then add around a 1/4 of a cup of water and mix...

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CSIRO Double Helix Club

The CSIRO Double Helix Club is a great way to learn about the world of science through activities, competitions, stories and experiments! Receiving a magazines, email newsletters and invitations to member events and holiday programs, your children will be involved in active learning, discovery and expanding their imaginations. The CSIRO Double Helix Club fosters a real LOVE for learning and helps kids become active problem...

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