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Lockdown Science Survival

£9.95/Box delivered weekly for 6 weeks

We’ve put together a special lockdown offer:

  • 1 Nano Box per week for the next 6 weeks to get you through the Lockdown
  • Plus access to a homeschool helpline where we’ll put your science homeschool questions to our Curiosity Champions! Just email questions to [email protected]

Each Box is curriculum-linked to help your child get ahead with their science and DT. The detailed outline of box topics and how they link with the curriculum is below.

We are parents too so we know the pain of the juggle that we all face, so we have put this programme together so it’s one less thing for you to think about, at a price that we hope will make it accessible to people.

£2 shipping per box for UK and International shipping will be calculated at checkout.

Subscription, The Nano Box

Lockdown Science Survival

£9.95/Box delivered weekly for 6 weeks

We’ve put together a special lockdown offer:

  • 1 Nano Box per week for the next 6 weeks to get you through the Lockdown
  • Plus access to a homeschool helpline where we’ll put your science homeschool questions to our Curiosity Champions! Just email questions to [email protected]

Each Box is curriculum-linked to help your child get ahead with their science and DT. The detailed outline of box topics and how they link with the curriculum is below.

We are parents too so we know the pain of the juggle that we all face, so we have put this programme together so it’s one less thing for you to think about, at a price that we hope will make it accessible to people.

£2 shipping per box for UK and International shipping will be calculated at checkout.

This is a limited time only offer to help us parents through the current lockdown. The table below shows the order of boxes, the topic and the areas of the primary curriculum that they explore. All our boxes are made to encourage children to think and work scientifically, to make predictions, conduct test and analyse results. Click here if you are having trouble seeing the table on smaller devices.

Date shipped Theme Activities Curriculum links
8th Jan
Mighty Microbeasts
Burping Yeast

Make a microbe

Living things and habitats/Evolution and inheritance:

  • identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.
  • describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro- organisms, plants and animals
  • recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways
  • recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.
  • explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment
15th Jan
Light Fantastic
Down Periscope

Mystic Marbles

Engineering and design:

  • use research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products that are fit for purpose, aimed at particular individuals or groups
  • select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities
  • apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex structures

Light:

  • recognise that they need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light
  • 􏰁 notice that light is reflected from surfaces
  • recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines
  • use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye
  • explain that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes
22nd Jan
Cool Crystals
Sparkling Snowflakes

Goldrush

States of matter/ Properties and changes of materials

  • compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases
  • 􏰁observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C)
  • 􏰁identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature.
  • know that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution, and describe how to recover a substance from a solution
29th Jan
Spooky Science
Dracula’s cloak

Build a bone

States of matter/ Properties and changes of materials Materials and properties:

  • know that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution, and describe how to recover a substance from a solution
  • demonstrate that dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible changes
  • explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials, and that this kind of change is not usually reversible, including changes associated with burning and the action of acid on bicarbonate of soda.
  • identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.

Engineering and design:

  • select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities
  • apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex structures
5th Feb
Magnificent Magnets
Make a magnet

Magnetic money trap

Make a compass

Forces and Magnets:

  • notice that some forces need contact between two objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance
  • observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others
  • compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and identify some magnetic materials
  • describe magnets as having two poles
  • predict whether two magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing.

Engineering and design:

  • select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities
  • apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex structures 
12th Feb
Bees and pollinators
Bumblebee B&B

Flower Power

Plants, animals and habitats:

  • identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants
  • explore the requirements of plants for life and growth
  • explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal
  • recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.

Engineering and design:

  • select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities
  • apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex structures

We’ve never used single use plastic packaging (and are working with suppliers to try and stop them doing it too!)

All our Boxes are invented and manufactured in Oxfordshire.

Postage of £2 will be added at checkout and to each renewal.

You can cancel at any time.

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This is a limited time only offer to help us parents through the current lockdown. The table below shows the order of boxes, the topic and the areas of the primary curriculum that they explore. All our boxes are made to encourage children to think and work scientifically, to make predictions, conduct test and analyse results. Click here if you are having trouble seeing the table on smaller devices.

Date shipped Theme Activities Curriculum links
8th Jan
Mighty Microbeasts
Burping Yeast

Make a microbe

Living things and habitats/Evolution and inheritance:

  • identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.
  • describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro- organisms, plants and animals
  • recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways
  • recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.
  • explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment
15th Jan
Light Fantastic
Down Periscope

Mystic Marbles

Engineering and design:

  • use research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products that are fit for purpose, aimed at particular individuals or groups
  • select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities
  • apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex structures

Light:

  • recognise that they need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light
  • 􏰁 notice that light is reflected from surfaces
  • recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines
  • use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye
  • explain that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes
22nd Jan
Cool Crystals
Sparkling Snowflakes

Goldrush

States of matter/ Properties and changes of materials

  • compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases
  • 􏰁observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C)
  • 􏰁identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature.
  • know that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution, and describe how to recover a substance from a solution
29th Jan
Spooky Science
Dracula’s cloak

Build a bone

States of matter/ Properties and changes of materials Materials and properties:

  • know that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution, and describe how to recover a substance from a solution
  • demonstrate that dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible changes
  • explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials, and that this kind of change is not usually reversible, including changes associated with burning and the action of acid on bicarbonate of soda.
  • identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.

Engineering and design:

  • select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities
  • apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex structures
5th Feb
Magnificent Magnets
Make a magnet

Magnetic money trap

Make a compass

Forces and Magnets:

  • notice that some forces need contact between two objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance
  • observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others
  • compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and identify some magnetic materials
  • describe magnets as having two poles
  • predict whether two magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing.

Engineering and design:

  • select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities
  • apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex structures 
12th Feb
Bees and pollinators
Bumblebee B&B

Flower Power

Plants, animals and habitats:

  • identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants
  • explore the requirements of plants for life and growth
  • explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal
  • recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.

Engineering and design:

  • select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities
  • apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex structures

We’ve never used single use plastic packaging (and are working with suppliers to try and stop them doing it too!)

All our Boxes are invented and manufactured in Oxfordshire.

Postage of £2 will be added at checkout and to each renewal.

You can cancel at any time.

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