Take Science beyond the classroom and get involved in a wide variety of virtual trips and activities this summer. 

Big Bang Digital

Big Bang Digital 2020 – science, engineering & Covid-19 celebrates the amazing work of scientists and engineers in a pandemic. Mark Thursday 14th July in your calendar for a day of inspiring online sessions to give young people a front row view of the incredible contribution of scientists, healthcare professionals, engineers, technicians and students in responding to Covid-19.

Big Bang Digital: https://www.thebigbangfair.co.uk/big-bang-digital-2020/

‘Visit’ zoos and museums

Although zoos and museums have either now reopened, or are set to do so soon, many have great virtual tours and activities on offer to allow you to explore them in the comfort of your own home.  Take the opportunity to avoid the queues or (virtually) venture further afield and explore a NASA research site or go on a virtual safari using the list of science related activities below.

Virtual London Zoo: https://www.zsl.org/zsl-london-zoo/virtual-london-zoo

Natural History Museum: https://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/virtual-museum.html

Science museum: https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/virtual-tour-science-museum

Smithsonian Zoo: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/webcams

Knowsley Safari: https://www.knowsleysafariexperience.co.uk/explore/home-school-safari/

CERN: https://visit.cern/tours/virtual-visits

Nasa Langley Research Centre: https://oh.larc.nasa.gov/oh/

Virtual Safari:

https://explore.org/livecams/african-wildlife/tau and https://www.andbeyond.com/andbeyond-tv/wildwatch-live/

STEM challenges

If you are more interested in a science related project to keep you entertained during the holidays, these websites have a variety of STEM challenges you can complete so why not spend the summer designing your own fizzy drink or finding out what makes bread rise?



Robot recycling machine challenge

OE Mark Miodownik (Professor of Materials and Society at UCL) has come up with a challenge open to all Emanuel students to help to develop engineering skills whilst in lockdown. The challenge is to create a robot recycling machine for the home which should fit in the same space as a washing machine and should automatically sort and separate recycling waste so that it can be dealt with more efficiently.

Find out more and get involved: https://www.emanuel.org.uk/robot-recycling-machine-challenge/