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.
Understanding what influences a person’s science capital is essential to the research.
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.