Science engagement reflection tool: Science content knowledge

From exhibitions on contemporary science to periodic table tea towels in the gift shop, museums and science centres are brimming with science content. For years we have provided experiences for the general public to not only enjoy, but learn from. … Continue reading Science engagement reflection tool: Science content knowledge

Science engagement reflection tool: Confidence and ownership

With amazing authentic objects, cutting edge science stories and hands on experiences, museums and science centres are a rich learning resource that spark curiosity and show how science has transformed all our lives. However, we know that visitors can face … Continue reading Science engagement reflection tool: Confidence and ownership

Science engagement reflection tool: Using everyday examples

Science, technology, engineering and maths achieve incredible things, it can be exciting, awe inspiring, even entertaining and fun, but that doesn’t mean that everyone will automatically make a personal connection with it or feel that it is something for them. … Continue reading Science engagement reflection tool: Using everyday examples

Showcasing transferable skills through our Future Engineers programme

In October, the National Railway Museum launched Future Engineers, an annual programme aiming to spark young people’s interest in engineering. In this post, Laura discusses how an understanding of science capital shaped the Future Engineers programme and gave confidence to try a new approach. Continue reading Showcasing transferable skills through our Future Engineers programme