11 Jan 2021
To start the new year, and ignite curiosity during a new lockdown, Science Museum Group is bringing the wonder of science to the public at home with a wealth of digital content to help beat the winter blues.
The Science Museum Group’s digital platforms are virtual treasure-troves, through which audiences can find inspiring stories of scientific achievement, delve into our incredible collection online or through videos and 3D models, 360 tours and virtual exhibition guides, hear from scientific pioneers, venture behind the scenes at our museum stores, explore fun activities to try at home or simply have fun playing our online games.
The Science Museum Group's free learning resources offer a host of fun and educational activities for home-schooling parents and carers, teachers, and children to learn on their own. Activities range from science experiments using ingredients from the kitchen cupboard, to arts and craft activities including making your own periscope and pinball machine.
Throughout 2021, the Science Museum Group is hosting a series of Climate Talks – free, virtual events connecting audiences with a distinguished line-up of international speakers as they discuss how to tackle the problems facing our communities due to climate change. Kicking off on Thursday 28 January, 18:30-19:45, mathematician and broadcaster Dr Hannah Fry chairs a panel of experts – including famed conservationist Dr Jane Goodall – to explore the big question Climate Change: Why Should We Care? Prepare to delve into the science, hear uncomfortable facts about the state of our planet and be inspired to take action by efforts from across the globe which are beginning to make a real difference. Climate Talks are recommended for ages 14+ or KS3 and above. All events are free, but ticket booking is essential.