CTSC Matric exam paper Q&A Group

CTSC Matric exam paper Q&A Group

CALLING ALL PHYSICAL SCIENCE MATRIC LEARNERS! Join this free Matric exam paper tutoring group. We are keeping it simple and accessible for all learners. Join the group, ask your questions as you work through previous exam papers and receive quick feedback to your...
Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – The Lorax. Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental...
CTSC Maths Thinker – Week 1

CTSC Maths Thinker – Week 1

Take our daily marvellous Primary School Maths Thinker to sharpen your mind and enhance your skills. Find curriculum-aligned maths questions to help your child explore essential concepts. Daily questions will be posted Monday to Thursday for Grade 4 – 7 respectively....
DIY Experiment: Kitchen Chemistry ‘Litmus Paper’

DIY Experiment: Kitchen Chemistry ‘Litmus Paper’

What you will need: • Grape Juice • Vinegar • Bicarbonate of soda • Spoon • Tray / Plate • Glass cup What to do: Place the glass cup in the centre of a tray. Pour about a ¼ cup of grape juice into the glass with an equal amount of water. Add ½ a spoon of bicarbonate...
Nice Dice Explained – VIDEO

Nice Dice Explained – VIDEO

We are really missing all our wonderful visitors and we can’t wait to see you all again! We thought we would give you a taste of being at the Cape Town Science Centre today. We will be discovering the method behind solving the NICE DICE. This is such a fun exhibit and...
DIY Experiment: Magic Milk – safe to try at home

DIY Experiment: Magic Milk – safe to try at home

You will need ● An earbud ● Food colouring (different colours) ● Glass of milk ● Bowl ● Dishwashing liquid What to do Pour the glass of milk into an empty bowl and add a few drops of food colouring (use a mixture of colours). Take the earbud and place a small amount...

We have a cool science demonstration – “ELEPHANT’S TOOTHPASTE”. This is not safe to try at home but super fun to watch. An exothermic reaction is a reaction that results in heat given off to the environment. The famous Elephant’s Toothpaste is an example of such a...
FET Video: OHM’S LAW

FET Video: OHM’S LAW

Exploring OHM’S LAW – These practical experiments are aimed at Grade 10 – 12 learners. These videos are slow-paced for easy understanding. Georg Simon Ohm defined the relationship between resistance, voltage and current as a law published in 1827. We all...
DIY: Bottled Jellyfish

DIY: Bottled Jellyfish

A fun under the sea themed hands-on activity where we make a floating jellyfish while discovering the dangers of pollution and why it is important to keep the oceans clean. The bottled jellyfish is very easy to create but it also teaches us an important lesson. Why do...
Sink or float? – A fun experiment to try at home

Sink or float? – A fun experiment to try at home

A fun experiment that you can try out with your family at the dinner table this evening. You will need: ● 2 raw eggs ● Two glasses ● Water ● Salt What to do: Fill both glasses three-quarters of the way with water. In one of the glasses, add about 6 tablespoons of...
DEMO: Colourful Chemistry – safe to try at home

DEMO: Colourful Chemistry – safe to try at home

This is safe to try at home and uses simple household ingredients. A little hint – put a tray or plate underneath the glasses so clean up is easier  VIDEO: Colourful Chemistry Experiment When Bicarbonate of Soda (bicarb) is mixed with vinegar, we have an...
DIY: Bouncy Egg

DIY: Bouncy Egg

You will need: • A raw egg • Vinegar • any container • food colouring (optional) What to do: Place the raw egg in a jar or any container. Pour vinegar into the container, making sure to completely submerge the egg. If you’d like, add in a few drops of food colouring...
Happy Easter – We miss you!

Happy Easter – We miss you!

HAPPY EASTER! Have you missed us as much as we have missed all of you? We thought we would give you a taste of being at the Cape Town Science Centre this Sunday. Today, we will be discovering the method behind solving the Pyramid Piles. This is one of the most loved...
DIY: Fake Snake Bite

DIY: Fake Snake Bite

Did you know? ● Venomous snakes have special glands and teeth designed to inject venom into their prey. ● Black mambas get their name because of the black colour inside their mouth. ● There are around 700 different species of venomous snakes. What you will need to...
ASTRON ENERGY SCIENCE QUIZ #2

ASTRON ENERGY SCIENCE QUIZ #2

[NEW QUIZ] Beat the boredom and take the ASTRON ENERGY SCIENCE QUIZ! This week we will be exploring the HUMAN BODY – Inside and Out. The quiz is free, fun and is aimed at learners in Grade 7 – 9. Are you up for a challenge?  Simply follow the link below,...
GET – Measurement

GET – Measurement

Learn how to use a variety of instruments and be able to use appropriate measuring units, instruments and formulae in a variety of contexts. VIDEO: GET Measurement In this video we used blocks as our measurement tool. Have you ever wondered why we don’t use blocks as...
FET VIDEO: Resistance in Series and Parallel Circuits

FET VIDEO: Resistance in Series and Parallel Circuits

EXPLORING  RESISTANCE IN SERIES AND PARALLEL  These practical experiments are aimed at Grade 10 – 12 learners. These videos are slow-paced for easy understanding. From the lights in your home connected in parallel to the simple handheld flashlight connected...
FLOATING PING PONG BALL

FLOATING PING PONG BALL

FLOATING PING PONG BALL is a fun activity that you can do with your family at bedtime this evening. What you need: ● Hairdryer ● Ping pong ball ● Balloon (Optional) What to do: ● Set the hairdryer to cool, switch it on, and point it at the ceiling. ● Carefully put the...
DIY: OCEAN IN A BOTTLE

DIY: OCEAN IN A BOTTLE

Onions have layers, oceans have layers too. In this activity, we dive into the different layers of the ocean. We will also show you how you can recreate the ocean layers inside a bottle. DIY VIDEO: Ocean in a Bottle What you will need for OCEAN IN A BOTTLE ● 500ml...
BRAIN TEASER: Complete the Pattern

BRAIN TEASER: Complete the Pattern

A fun BRAIN TEASER that you can challenge your family with at the dinner table this evening. This brainteaser uses your executive functions in the frontal lobes of your brain by using your pattern recognition, hypothesis testing and logic. Scroll through the images...