6 Top Live Science Sessions For Kids

Sarah Nyamekye
May 13, 2024 By Sarah Nyamekye
Originally Published on Apr 06, 2020
Two future engineers looking at a mechanism.

Calling all budding scientists! Grab your lab coats, put on your safety goggles and let us guide you through some of the best science classes online for your KS1 and KS2 kids during lockdown.

We’ve collated a mix of engaging live streaming sessions and online classes filled with amazing experiments to help your children learn the wonders of science in the comfort of your own homes. Focusing on all aspects of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) there’s something here for everyone.

Mad Science With Dr Dude

Join Dr Dude from Mad Science for his online Live Lab promising to share with you fun and exciting experiments that you can join in with at home. Dr Dude will be live streaming every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11 AM.

You can either tune in live with other mini scientists or you can watch on catch up.

Once you’ve bought your ticket you can watch as many times as you like! Each day Dr Dude will deliver new topics to expand their learning and keep your little scientists entertained!

When: Live streaming every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11 AM

Cost: Pay £4 per session or pay £10 for the week and get access to all 3 sessions: each session will run for approx 40 minutes. View a free trial video here

Suitable for: Children aged between 4 - 12 years old

Visit their website for a full schedule of the topics they will be covering and to book your space

Potty Science Show

Join the Potty Professor in his laboratory for his live science shows every weekday at 3:30pm. Aimed at primary school children but anyone can join in the fun.

Get ready for some crazy science experiments and activities, including some you can try and recreate in the comfort of your own home. Who said you can’t learn and have fun at the same time? !

When: Every weekdayMonday - Friday at 3:30 PM

Cost: FREE

Suitable for: Children aged between 4 - 12 years old

Watch live on Facebook

Junior Einsteins Science Club

Mad scientist

Offering daily live online science sessions for your junior Einsteins. Entertaining and educational, your kids will love to learn about topics including, Lava Lamps, how planes fly and electricity. Focusing on all aspects of STEM learning this is a must see for your science loving little ones.

When: Daily Live sessions 11 AM - 11:40 AM

Cost: £10 per family per session and currently offering FREE sessions for children of Healthcare workers

Suitable For: For children aged between 4 -12 years old

Visit their website to book your place

Little House of Science

Offering fun, interactive online classes to help your children learn all aspects of science through live experiments and demonstrations. Topics will change weekly so be sure to visit their website for an up to date schedule.

With lots of daily classes to choose from you will be sure to find one that suits you.

Topics likely to be covered include:  Aerodynamics and Aerospace learning how engineers make planes and helicopters fly as well as rocket science.

Zoology, the study of animals, animal life cycles and looking at how scientists are helping to protect the kingdom of life from danger. There are no essential materials that you need and they will provide you with factsheets  with descriptions of the experiments after each class.

When: Daily live sessions running between 10 AM - 4:30 PM

Cost: £14.99 per class, per child

Suitable for: Little house of Science run their classes in two separate age groups 4 - 7 years and 8 - 12 years old

Visit their website to book your place

Froggle Wacky Wednesdays

Froggle Parties will be live-streaming science lessons for kids every Wednesday. These are fully interactive, fun-filled sessions that will provide your little one with heaps of fun learning. You’ll get science games, activities and experiments, guaranteed to keep your little ones entertained during lockdown.

When: Every Wednesday 2 PM - 2:45 PM

Cost: FREE

Suitable for: Children aged between 4 - 9 years old

Watch live via their Facebook page

Virtual Science Space

Child with a space model

To help your kids continue STEM learning from home Virtual Science Space is dedicating an hour each day to science, The ‘Science Power Hour’, every single weekday, giving your little ones an engaging science experiment or demonstration followed by Facebook Live Q & A session.

When: Every weekday at 10 AM followed by a Facebook Live Q&A session 10:30 AM - 11 AM

Cost: FREE

Suitable for: Children aged between 4 -12 years old

Check it out here

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Written by Sarah Nyamekye

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Sarah Nyamekye

An avid explorer of the great outdoors and an enthusiast of creative hobbies, Sarah is a resident of Surrey who enjoys spending her free time discovering new places with her two young daughters. With a degree in her arsenal, she maintains her physical fitness by engaging in activities such as baking, crafting, gardening, and exercise. Her well-rounded personality, diverse interests, and adventurous nature make her an excellent addition to any team.

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