Science Learning at Home with Jodrell Bank

Sarah Gaffney-Lang, Families Editor
Science Learning at Home with Jodrell Bank
Jody Hartley

Science Learning at Home, online, 2 February–31 December 2021, free entry - Visit now

Science Learning at Home with Jodrell Bank is a great way to explore some of the observatory’s themes online. While these activities aren’t designed to replace home-schooling materials, they provide interactive and informative resources and are perfect to be enjoyed from home.

They have come up with loads of ideas to keep us busy during lockdown, from things that are easy enough for small children to some more technical sciencey stuff for us larger kids.

Kicking off with a moon theme, there are ideas for snap happy camera-users with a ‘capture the moon’ photography project which features advice on capturing clear images using both a DSLR camera and/or a mobile phone.

The museum would love to see your creations so do share them on social media: tag @JodrellBank and use the corresponding hashtag #CaptureTheMoon. Younger children will enjoy the space themed art-based activities – which include making your own moon craters utilising household items and foodstuff from the kitchen cupboards, and putting together a bag of essentials to accompany you on your rocket ship! What’s more, the resources also include a list of the best stargazing apps to get you started in the world of astronomy.

Jodrell Bank Observatory is the UK’s latest UNESCO World Heritage Site, an icon for British science and engineering and one of our favourite places in the North of England. For the last 75 years, the pioneering scientists and researchers at Jodrell Bank have been at the forefront of our quest for understanding, and at the heart of groundbreaking discoveries and world-leading research.

Jodrell Bank is also a national centre for excellence in public engagement with its award-winning Discovery Centre – a regular feature in our families guide. Jodrell Bank prides itself on delivering an important programme of educational services and engagement opportunities to a wide range of people and communities.

Due to you-know-what, the public facilities are temporarily closed, but they continue to work behind the scenes with Jodrell Bank remaining a site of live scientific research and inspiring the public by sharing a wealth of learning resources and activities online.

There’s something for little kids (3+) right through to teenagers and adults.

Follow the link below and explore the latest activities from the Science Learning at Home with Jodrell Bank programme.

Science Learning at Home, online

2 February–31 December 2021
Free entry