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

Updating our hands-on activities

In November 2016 we launched the first wave of our new and improved hands-on activity sheets for the classroom or home. It was an exciting and proud moment for our team but not without a sense of relief at the end of a sometimes challenging development process. The resources themselves have been part of our core learning offer for many years, supporting Museum visits by allowing visitors to get hands-on and creative with science in their homes and schools. The older resources, though classics, were in need of review, especially in light of science capital research. Continue reading Updating our hands-on activities