The Team

Whizz Pop Bang is run by mother of three, Jenny Inglis, who has a passion for helping children engage with science. A physics graduate with lots of experience in publishing science materials for children, Jenny has also been a BBC Blue Peter science presenter, demonstrating fun science experiments live on TV! With Whizz Pop Bang magazine Jenny hopes to reach primary age children by offering affordable science that's exciting, educational and engaging.

After a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign in 2015, the magazine readership has grown incredibly fast. Jenny now has a dedicated team of equally passionate people writing, designing, producing and making Whizz Pop Bang happen.

If you're interested in joining our team, please take a look at our current vacancies.

"Most of us have science-loving children, which is great when it comes to testing the experiments and sounding out ideas to make sure they've got enough whizz, pop and BANG!"

The Magazine

Whizz Pop Bang is a 36-page children’s magazine jam-packed with science fun! Printed on lovely, thick, uncoated paper (so that kids can colour, scribble and record their science results in it), it’s a top quality magazine that’s built to last. Each issue focuses on a new and interesting subject, with broad-ranging content to appeal to all budding scientists. You can have a flick through a virtual copy of Whizz Pop Bang here.

Kids make the best scientists

WHY? Because they’re inquisitive, keen to learn and have open minds that love asking “Why…?”

Written by science communicators, Whizz Pop Bang is full of simple hands-on activities and experiments that can easily be done at home, giving parents and kids the tools to become scientists in their own kitchens!

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Reviews

Naturally, we think Whizz Pop Bang is the best kids’ science magazine in the whole world, but don’t just take our word for it.

Read these rave reviews..

As soon as I spotted Whizz Pop Bang I knew Alfie would love it. He’s heavily into all things science and he has inherited my passion for magazines.
When his copy arrived he immediately sat down and read it from cover to cover and completed the crossword, all the while telling me interesting facts he discovered. There’s a great mix of topics (Issue 1 covers subjects as diverse as space, cats, sleep, bees, chocolate, ice, soil), all presented so as to have maximum appeal for children – using colourful graphics and short, snappy blocks of text, peppered with experiments and puzzles.

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It really is an awesome kids science magazine – 1. No plastic attached. 2. It s full of fun science quizzes, experiments and activities. 3. Its focused on gender neutral so includes lots of female scientists (a big tick for the mini pirates).

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A very informative resource for budding scientists (young and old!). As a gender neutral magazine covering a wide range of topics it really does include something for everybody. Information is given in bite size chunks and interspersed with clear, colour photographs and quirky illustrations (and there are no adverts!). There are some great activities and challenges interspersed through the magazine. We had fun looking for the science equipment that was hidden on each page and my daughter enjoyed solving the riddles (she’s also been asking all her friends if they can solve them too!).

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Whizz Pop Bang is aligned to the UK national curriculum and packed with fantastic facts, hands-on experiments, bite-sized information, puzzles and eye-catching illustrations. Completely ad-free, it's fun as well as very informative.

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So what’s it all about? Practical science. It might seem an odd thing to say, but after noting the really great artwork and layout, one of the first things I noticed was the quality of the paper. 6 year old boys do not turn pages delicately, so the fact that the magazine is printed on really thick paper gives it a fighting chance of lasting until we get to the end, and even beyond. The magazine starts with an amazing facts section which gives facts about real science news. These are really fun as well as topical. The content is engaging and often funny. There are lots of well thought out articles on stuff that really appeals to children. There are lots of sections on things like snot, pooh and wee. All scientific of course, but as you can imagine, the fact that mummy was talking about wee and snot caused lots of giggles. The best bit is the experiments. Each magazine has a number of practical experiments which you can do using bog standard household stuff. There is none of the dreaded ‘double sided tape, craft paints, pva glue’ stuff. It’s all jam jars, baking soda, water and string (*breathes a sigh of relief as there is actually a cat in hells chance of me having this stuff in the house*). Seriously, you can make hover crafts, make gas, grow stalactites and stalagmites, make a cloud in a bottle…and so much more.

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I could probably complete this review in one single word… FANTASTIC! But that wouldn’t be much fun for anyone so I will add a few more! We absolutely LOVED the magazines we were sent, they were such great quality and really engaging. The activities are very manageable as they mostly use items that are around the house anyway! The girls particularly loved reading about Bees and took great pleaseure in informing me that my favourite toast topping (honey) is infact bee vomit!

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The Writers

We use a pool of experienced and passionate science writers who are experts at explaining science concepts to children and making them fun and interactive.

Meet some of our regular writers...

The Boffins

In partnership with our science writers, we have a group of expert scientists who advise our team on the latest scientific developments. Our Whizz Pop Boffins ensure we’re keeping abreast of what’s happening in the exciting and fast-paced wonderful world of science!

Meet our current boffins...

Home Educators

We’ve been overwhelmed by the fantastic responses to Whizz Pop Bang from the home educating community. Countless families are finding that Whizz Pop Bang is a brilliant resource for science ideas and activities to enrich their children’s science learning at home. If you’re a home educator considering a subscription, do get in touch at [email protected] to see how we can help.

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