Tooled Up Education

Science in Action: Types of Cloud Quiz

Have you ever wanted to know more about the clouds that fill our sky? Ever wondered what the different shapes and formations signify? Meteorologist David Bowker fills us in on the facts and has created a fun quiz to try with your children.

Dr Weston Talks with Ella Podmore MBE: Inspiring Young Engineers

In this interview, Dr Weston chats with Ella Podmore about her role as senior materials engineer at McLaren Automotive. Ella answers questions from children and young people, talking inspiringly about setting goals and how to work towards achieving them. Passionate about inspiring other girls into STEM industries, Ella also highlights some campaigns and organisations working in this field.

Ten Top Facts about Autumn

Meteorologist and Latinist, David Bowker gives us a fascinating insight into the season of autumn. When does it begin? What folklore surrounds it? Why are conkers so popular? Read our article to find out!

Beach Science for Teens

Whether we are young or old, there’s so much learning that can be done at the beach. We asked science teacher, Lucy Haseler, to provide us with some fun and informative beach activities for secondary aged children to try during the holidays. Each suggestion is accompanied by either links to further resources or some age appropriate facts.

Beach Science: Primary Aged Children

There’s so much scientific learning that can be done at the beach. We asked science teacher, Lucy Haseler, to provide us with some fun and informative activities for children to try during the holidays. Each suggestion is accompanied by either links to further resources or some fun facts.

Science in Action: 20 Fun Facts about Storms

Storms are fascinating scientific phenomena. We wanted to learn more about them, so we asked meteorologist, David Bowker, for 20 interesting facts. Download the sheet and share it with your children, or impress them with your storm knowledge!

When Does Spring Begin? (Did You Know?)

Meteorologist and Latinist, David Bowker gives us a fascinating insight into the season of spring. When does it begin? What folklore surrounds it? Read our article to find out!

Science of Fire Quiz

Bonfire Night is almost here, so we’ve asked science teacher, Lucy Haseler, to come up with 20 amazing questions about fire, along with answers appropriate for both younger and older children. It’s sure to teach the whole family some new fun, firey facts!

20 Scientific Questions to Discuss with Curious Teens Around the Dinner Table

Dinnertime is the perfect opportunity to spark interesting family conversations. Here are 20 scientific topics to discuss with teenagers around the table (or anywhere else you choose). Use the question prompts to get them thinking. Factual answers are provided, but quite a few of the questions have no right or wrong response and will simply encourage a stimulating debate.

20 Questions for the Car: Learning About the World Around Us

Young children are innately curious about the world. Their questions offer a great opportunity for scientific discussion, but sometimes we don’t feel equipped with the answers. Here are 20 commonly asked questions along with clear and concise answers to get you started.