Science capital research has highlighted the need to create links between young people’s science experiences at school, home, and out of school (for example, in museums).
In October 2016, the National Railway Museum launched Future Engineers, a new annual event aiming to spark young people’s interest in engineering.
When designing learning resources, activities and events as part of the Enterprising Science project, we have repeatedly tried to create connections between science and students’ homes, families and local communities.
We know from research that many young people grow up thinking that science is not for them.
I checked out the Science Museum’s Cravings exhibition with our audit and reflection tool in hand.
The Science Museum Group is piloting an auditing tool to help us reflect on our current offer and shape the design of our experiences and resources.
Museums, science centres, festivals and roadshows are just some of the places where people can enjoy science, learn about science and where attitudes and values towards science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) can be positively influenced.