George’s Marvellous Experiments


The British Science Association is pleased to announce a ‘Marvellous’ new partnership for British Science Week 2017…

We are really excited to be working with Puffin to celebrate the publication of a new companion book for  Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine: George’s Marvellous Experiments.  The book features a series of hands-on fun activities for children, teachers and families inspired by everyone’s favourite serendipitous scientist, George Kranky.

A couple of George’s experiments feature in our Primary activity pack, but do check out the book for lots more, as well as some accompanying lessons plans available here: These include both literacy and PSHE objectives so you can read George’s story and find out how he mixes a medicine for his gruncious old granny.

What’s more, there will be ‘George’ events and activities happening in book stores across the UK during British Science Week (10 – 19 March), and – if you can’t get along to one of those – presenter Greg Foot will be demonstrating some of the experiments on YouTube.

BSA Head of Education, Maria Rossini, said: “George’s Marvellous Medicine is universally popular among children – boys and girls – and their parents; while it celebrates all the discovery and wonder of science, it is, first and foremost, a terrific yarn.

“The BSA wants all young people to value science as part of their culture, and for science to be accessible to everyone, whatever their age or background. We are delighted, therefore, to be helping to celebrate the publication of George’s Marvellous Experiments throughout British Science Week.  George proves that you don’t have to be a professional scientist to be curious about the world.

“We hope the book of experiments will inspire lots of young people (and teachers!) to have a go and have some fun – and help everyone have a Marvellous Demo Day on Thursday 17 March!”