Science Museum

The Science Museum in South Kensington welcomes over 2.8 million visitors each year and cares for our national collections in science, technology, industry and medicine – over 300,000 objects, some of which date back to prehistoric times, and including more world ‘firsts’ than any other single institution. Through permanent galleries, temporary exhibitions, special events, an IMAX 3D Cinema and our Learning and Outreach programmes the Science Museum’s remit is to make sense of the science that shapes our lives and be the best place in the world for people to enjoy science.

This collection illustrates just a few of the educational resources that are available online. These will allow your students to explore and undertand issues such as climate change, the carbon cycle, sustainable development and renewable energy.


From the Science Museum, this set of short videos contains tip from the museum's Punk Science team for making science demonstrations fun and exciting! The presenters look to involve volunteers in their presentations and have deliberately chosen not to use sophisticated props. Using this approach enables the Punk...

Carbon Cycle Caper

In this series of activities from the Science Museum, students understand the carbon cycle, how it has been affected by our use of fossil fuels since the Industrial Revolution and how this underlies current worries about climate change. Students gain an atom's eye view of the carbon cycle and play out how the...

Hungry Mice

From the Science Museum, this interactive game encourages students to think about renewable and non-renewable energy sources. Students need to guide their 'Hungry mice' as they find and eat energy sources. Renewable ones are replaced but non-renewable resources disappear. The game is a way to engage younger...

Building Bonanza

From the Science Museum, this interactive game is a good way to engage students in thinking about the materials, and other factors, needed to make a more sustainable house of the future. Students are given choices over things such as building materials, heating, lighting, construction and insulation. This gives...


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