But Why?

But Why?

Presenting a series of mini programmes taking some of the key scientific questions that children ask and providing an interesting and entertaining explanation.
Supporting KS1 with bright visual images and discussion points for group work and developing deeper knowledge in KS2 with key language and important facts.

But Why?
  • But Why: Do Volcanoes Erupt?

    Learn about how volcanoes form, why they erupt and the role they play in myths and legends around the world.

    This episode covers:

    KS1 - Identifying materials and their properties
    KS2 - Find out how solid materials can change shape, understand how materials change state when heated or cooled, be...

  • But Why: Are Rainbows so Colourful?

    This episode looks at the process of refraction and explains the natural phenomena of a rainbow and how it is formed.

    In KS1, content covers scientific processes of asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways, taking opportunities to observe closely and ...