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.



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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...

Do You Want to Know a Secret?

Produced by the Science Museum, this resource sees students working in groups to explore the issues surrounding genetic testing. Students receive a sealed secret box, that contains a chance card. Opening the box represents taking a genetic test. Students have to decide whether they would want to open the box. In...

Kitchen Science

From the Science Museum, this resource contains a booklet of science activities using everyday ingredients, with notes for teachers. The booklet contains step-by-step instructions for science activities and experiments that are safe and easy to do in the classroom or at home. The individual activities allow...