Science Learning at Home with Jodrell Bank

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Ben Williams, Managing Editor
Science Learning at Home with Jodrell Bank
Jody Hartley

Science Learning at Home, online, Until 30 September 2020, free entry - Visit now

Science Learning at Home with Jodrell Bank is a great way to explore some of the observatory’s themes online. Perfect for keeping children (and their adults) learning 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. Their #RainbowsOfHope section is full of creative ideas for brightening up our windows and neighbourhoods and showing our support for the NHS and key workers. It’s a perfect example of the range of activities on offer; from paper plate rainbows for ages 3+ to building your own Spectroscope for anyone 10+ (including nearly 40-somethings like myself here).

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. Over the coming weeks and months, they will continue to engage and inspire the public with the science and stories of this important site by sharing a wealth of learning resources and activities online.

These are unprecedented times but innovation and public engagement is, and always has been, the Jodrell Bank way. Like many cultural organisations across the North, we are delighted to see that they are employing new approaches to share their fantastic work with us at home.

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

Science Learning at Home, online

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