STEAM Backpack: I’m a Scientist

STEAM Backpack: I’m a Scientist

Learning science is so much fun with these hands-on experiments. Don’t forget to wear your lab coat and goggles!

STEAM BAckpack I'm a Scientist

How to Borrow a STEAM Backpack from your local library.

Backpack Contents


  1. STEAM, Play & Learn: 20 fun step-by-step preschool projects about science, technology, engineering, arts and maths! By Ana Dziengel
  2. Look I’m a scientist by DK
  3. Goodnight lab by Chris Ferrie


  1. Lab Set

Contents: 12-piece set includes: beaker, magnifying glass, funnel, eyedropper, flask, tweezers, goggles, 1 large test tube (with lid and stand), 2 small test tubes (with lids and stands), plus 10 activity cards

  1. Lab coat and goggles

Contents: One pair of adjustable lab glasses, and a lab coat.  Fits most children aged 3-6 years old.


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Additional Resources

Learn how to create brilliant bubble blowers. There’s also lots to find out about the science of mixtures and materials, and the properties of water


STEAM Storytime: This is a special STEAM story time created for #scienceweek 2021. Mark from Ashbourne Library is in the Makerspace area for an 'electric' story time. Mark is reading 'The Blue Balloon' written by Mick Inkpen, and published by Hodder Childrens Books 📚 After the story, Mark explains about static electricity and show us an experiment to try at home with our own Blue Balloon!!


18 Easy Science Experiments Perfect for Preschoolers


National Geographic Kids- It's time for extreme, fun, and safe experiments for the mad scientist in you on Try This! Examine, test, and observe scientific research right at home. Get ready to take science to the extreme!


Usborne Quicklinks-Be a scientist at home


Royal Institution-experiments suitable for under 5s


Look I'm a Scientist Book Cover
Look I'm a Scientist Book Cover
Lab Set
Lab Set
STEAM Play and Learn Book Cover
STEAM Play and Learn Book Cover