“We are currently having to adapt to new circumstances every day, while our social life becomes more and more limited. This is not always easy, and presents us with completely new challenges. On the other hand, it’s also an opportunity to reboot family life and do things together at home.””

Kerstin Beyer-Hans, Michèle Wegmann & Christel Möller

We created this page to show you a small selection of experiments and projects that members of the SNI team have done at home with (or without) their kids. Each contribution consists of a short video and simple written instructions. All that you need in order to do the projects and experiments yourself are commonly available household items. We are already working on new ideas to be added to the list on a regular basis. Please note that these videos and instructions are currently only available in German. We will add subtitles in the next days.

We’d love to include your ideas in our collection and see how you put our suggestions into practice, so please send us photos and videos of your favorite experiments and projects, or share your results with us (c.moeller@unibas.ch). A selection of the images and videos we receive will be showcased on this page.

Every two weeks, the names of all those who sent us videos and images will be entered into a draw to win a shopping voucher worth 50 Swiss francs. Once this has all blown over and everyone is back at work, school or kindergarten, every participant will be entered into a draw to win an iPad.

The draw for the first voucher will be held on 10th April. We look forward to hearing from you!

Rules

Videos and pictures from you!

Eier färben

Eier färben mit Naturfarben

(Video)

Eisschmelze

Marmorierte Ostereier

(Video)

Besonderes Osterei

Ganz spezielle Ostereier

(Video)

Flaschenei

Flaschen-Ei

(Video)

Elektrostatik

Elektrostatik

(Video)

magnetbahn

Basteln einer Magnet-Rennbahn

In this video, you’ll find out how to build a magnetic race track. On your marks, get set, go!

(VideoAnleitung)

Mischungen

Lavalampen-Effekt: Nicht mischbare Flüssigkeiten Folge 1

Learn how to make your own lava lamp using basic kitchen ingredients.

(Video)

Eisschmelze

Eisschmelze

Fun with melting ice cubes.

(Video + Anleitung/Erklärung)

Besondere Eiswürfel

Besondere Eiswürfel

(Video+ Anleitung/Erklärung)

Eis angeln

Mit Salz Eis angeln

(Video+ Anleitung/Erklärung)

Sauer neutral oder basisch

Sauer, neutral oder basisch: Experimentieren mit Rotkohlsaft

This experiment teaches you how to find out whether different substances are acidic, alkaline or neutral using the juice from a red cabbage.

(Video + Anleitung/Erklärung)

Rotkohl Indikator für Profis

Rotkohl-Indikator für Profis

Taking the red cabbage experiment a step further.

(Video + Anleitung/Erklärung)

More fascinating phenomena from the world of biology, chemistry and physics.

Frostschutzberegnung

Wunderschöne Frostschutzberegnung

Icy armor – find out how these gorgeous icicles protect fruit trees from freezing temperatures.

(Video)