My first practicals were all done in the bathroom sink from the age that I was old enough to climb onto the toilet seat cover to reach everything. My Mum wasn’t too impressed 😛 My experiments mostly involved adding one thing to another to see whether the colour would change. Most things ended up as a pale pink paste…
I’m trying to remember mine. When I was at primary school, we had to build a boat powered by elastic bands. I remember paper mache everywhere and PVA glue all over my hands. 1 lollypop sticks attached to the boat and the elastic band was run between this and another lollypop stick, that was used as a propeller when the band was twisted. We then went to the local swimming pool to try them out. This was used to show us the power stored in an elastic band and how a boat travels through the wtaer. It was great fun 🙂
I did a lot of fun science at Primary School and I can’t remember what we did first. We did make it rain on the teachers desk using a metal tray from the kitchen and a kettle! It was the teachers idea to fix the tray above the kettle so the steam condensed out and water dripped onto his desk. It was much more successful that he wanted and our spelling test papers got wet and the ink ran.
This was a fantastic outcome as I hated spelling tests!!!