Science@Home

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Welcome to Science@Home! Here you can find educational, inspirational and fun resources for your family to enjoy at home. Try out the hands-on experiments in our Curiosity Challenges and learn all about some exciting STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) careers through mini challenges, fascinating facts and real-life profiles.

Our aim for Science@Home is to to get families learning and laughing together, with activities that will enable children to build their science inquiry skills – to think creatively, design, build, test, ask questions, research and evaluate – just like STEM professionals!

You'll be able to find all this here on our website or visit our Facebook page for all this plus more, including DIY Science videos, behind-the-scenes photos of the Centre and exciting industry stories.

 

STEM Career of the Week

We're passionate about inspiring the next generation of STEM superstars so every week, we'll be showcasing a new STEM career. Find out about these exciting roles through mini challenges, fascinating facts and real-life profiles. 

22 June: Rollercoaster Engineer
29 June: Astronomer
6 July: Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technician
13 July: Medical Illustrator

Curiosity Challenges

For 12 weeks we launched a new hands-on weekly challenge each Sunday. They'll remain on the website so you can dip in whenever you like. 

Week 1 (29 March): Mission Space
Week 2 (5 April): Minibeasts 
Week 3 (12 April): Sounds of the Sea
Week 4 (19 April): Observing Space
Week 5 (26 April): Conservation
Week 6 (3 May): Family Band
Week 7 (10 May): Sound in Space
Week 8 (17 May): Food Chains
Week 9 (24 May): Soundproofing
Week 10 (31 May): Martian Mission
Week 11 (7 June): Birds
Week 12 (14 June): Weather in Space

Share your experience and help inspire others!

Please take photos of your children completing the activities and their achievements – we’d love to see them and share them with others to inspire more children to take part. You can share images in the following ways: 

 

Curiosity Challenges / STEM Career of the Week

Sun 26 Apr 2020
Week 5 - Conservation

Week 5 - Conservation

Sun 19 Apr 2020
Week 4 - Observing Space

Week 4 - Observing Space

Sun 12 Apr 2020
Week 3 - Sounds of the Sea

Week 3 - Sounds of the Sea

Sun 05 Apr 2020
Week 2 - Minibeasts

Week 2 - Minibeasts

Sun 29 Mar 2020
Week 1 - Mission Space

Week 1 - Mission Space