Families: activities to do at home

A range of fun, hands-on activities for families to use at home, suitable for all ages from 4 to 16. 

More resources coming soon.

 

Resources for all ages

Resources for ages 4-11

  • the mars mission

    The six activities for each age group of children, allow them to find out more about the ExoMars Mission in 2020 and about searching for life on Mars.​

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  • Mission to the moon

    Practical activities, investigations and games all based on current lunar research, using a mission to the moon as a context for science learning.

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Resources for ages 7-11

  • Skills Builder home learning activities

    A selection of tasks to develop young people’s essential skills like listening, problem-solving, and creativity.

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  • animal adaptations

    Look at how animals have adapted to cope with all sorts of conditions. Explore communication strategies, travel, camouflage and life in challenging settings.

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  • extreme elements

    Make models to understand how weather and extreme events occur, and what their impact can be.  

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  • fact finders

    Create a TV show that explores common myths, crazy stories and possible pranks.
     

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  • Movies and magic

    Explore how things are done to make movies look realistic, and investigate whether technology from the movies could be possible in real life.  

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  • the ice is melting

    In this set of four activities from the European Space Agency, students explore the impacts of global warming and melting ice on Earth.   

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Resources for ages 11-16

  • Skills Builder home learning activities

    A selection of tasks to develop young people’s essential skills like listening, problem-solving, and creativity.

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  • Knitting book

    Knitting patterns for a model of the human body and organs.

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  • a future stem

    Explore careers and research courses that would lead them into STEM-related occupations.

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  • how can we augment ourselves?

    The human body is an amazing piece of engineering. How can scientific innovations make our bodies even better?  

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  • can we live smarter?

    Can we use new technology and innovations to improve the quality of our lives as well as the world we live in? 

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  • survive on a desert island

    Use activities 1, 2, 3, 6, 7 and investigate the science, technology, engineering and maths involved in surviving on a desert island.  

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Page last updated: 31 March 2020