The Science Museum has launched a range of fun and educational activities for home-schooling during the 2021 lockdown. These are engaging learning resources that have been created to help families during these difficult times, and they’re completely free to access.
Finding inspiration for safe and simple experiments and activities to do at home is now made easier using the new Kitchen Science and Maths Resources for Home Learning pages on the Science Museum Group website. These new activities come in addition to the Science Museum’s already extensive portal of free learning resources.
“We want as many young people as possible to be inspired by the creativity and wonder of science. Through gameplay and immersive technologies, problem-solving skills can be nurtured and curiosity can be ignited about the world of science, technology and engineering.”John Stack, Digital Director at the Science Museum Group
Take advantage of free learning resources
The Science Museum Group has also joined forces with BBC Bitesize Daily to bring the thrills of science into living rooms across the country with hands-on activities to try at home. From making instant ice cream to using water to defy the laws of gravity children can explore some really engaging activities. The Science Museum’s Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery has also gone online with spectacular demonstrations available to watch.
Meanwhile, a range of free games and apps designed to encourage children to think like a scientist are available online, including the ever-popular Launchball and Rugged Rovers. My Robot Mission AR is another interesting fun skills-building app created in partnership with Factory 42, where budding engineers can use augmented reality to build their own robot to help overcome future world problems.