British Science Week

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Domestic science

Domestic science investigates the science in your life. There are activities in 4 sections about the food you eat, the way you wash, your belongings and your surroundings. It will even try to explain some everyday mysteries—like how does the rug get across the room by itself?


Follow our exploration of science in the home, through the kitchen, bathroom, living room and garden.

Try the three long-term project ideas:

  • Spring into Science, with the Woodland Trust
  • Preservations what you need
  • Recycling
  • Includes teacher's/background notes .

Domestic Science

Educational links
All activities in this pack contribute towards Key Stage 1 Investigation and Skills in science, Skills in designing and making and Skills in social subjects in the 5-14 Guidelines.
We recommend that you consult the National Curriculum, and the 5-14 Guidelines.