To celebrate International Science Centre and Science Museum day we are launching our new animation about science capital and the informal science sector.
The Enterprising Science research team at University College London and Kings College London have produced a pack of resources based on their research to help teachers engage students with science.
See our Enterprising Science project video animation on the science capital approach to understanding science engagement.
I’m not sure now when I first encountered science capital.
Science engagement is at the heart of what we do in our museums, and science capital provides us with a research based insight which builds on our understanding of what influences and shapes people’s engagement and attitudes towards science.
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).
Understanding what influences a person’s science capital is essential to the research.
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.