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This week we have been mainly reading Ricky Gervais’s book flannimals. Destruction Testa has been trying out his new vocabulary, and has decided that he is a mernimbler, and that I am a munty flumple    and Lil Smasha is a gum spudlet or was it a glonk ..    So we tried out the Moon [...]

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This saturday I did a building project, but I bet you are more intrigued about how Craig from Big Brother ended up involved in my toyology… well you’ll have to read on as that bit comes later.  I built a sandpit table almost single handedly. It is awesome now it is finished but took a [...]

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[ Attrition Rate for one evening = 31p of crayons! The first choice for Destruction Testa today from his 2011 Year Two Toyology review was the Melissa and Doug Crayons and Colouring Pad. Both the colours and the paper are high quality, the paper is of a good weight, definitely heavy enough to be stuck [...]

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Here is a fantastic review by my students of the marvellous Richard Hammonds Blast Lab Messy Mess science game!  

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So with my students well into revision, ahem, I have thrown out a few curve balls to help them get on with it. The exam for PHIL1 is on the 16th May, before study leave so this toy review of the Science and Magic test kit is to help them with some key empirical ideas. [...]

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This seems too easy. Seven steps in the creation process, clip the mould together, pour in crystals, carefully put the mould into a cup of cold water (leave for 2 minutes) take it out, (leave for two minutes), and hey presto, you carefully get it out of the mould. You can make eight small bouncy [...]

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