Schools & Educators

The Science of the Second World War: Rationing & Inventions

Ongoing Throughout The Festival

Suitability: Key Stage 1 & 2

Free. Contact


Have you ever baked a cake with unusual ingredients such as carrots, potatoes or beetroot? Learn about the properties of Cornflour and how it was used to thicken dishes when other ingredients were rationed. Follow our step by step guide to make a chewy sweet treat with very little sugar. 

Contains 'interesting' ideas that you may, or may not, want to try at home! 

Suitable for Key Stage 1


A fun investigation into the inventions and accidental discoveries made during the Second World War. Learn about the discovery of the microwave, superglue and how a Belfast toilet proved that chlorine gas is still a problem for us even in the modern day! 

Suitable for Key Stage 2 

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NI War Memorial