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Special announcement! Free places available for Talk Science teachers course Tuesday 10th November in London

The Science Museum shares its top tips on getting your students talking about hot science topics in our one day teachers course. The day is packed with ideas and resources to hook your students into a great science discussion.

If you would like to join us next week for the only London based course this term pleace call 020 7401 4040 to book.

Special event: Science in the news

Get your students to be science journalists for a day! The Talk Science team is running sessions of our News + Views activity as part of the Creative Quarter events on the 13 November.

It’s an activity that will get them talking with experts, writing bite-sized text, backing up opinions with evidence and creating their own science news display. It was created with the Science Museum’s Antenna team, our in house science journalists who create exhibitions about cutting edge science news.

At last year’s event we were joined by roboticist Matt Denton and his latest creation the i.c.hexapod, a sociable robot with face-tracking software. The little guy is programmed to approach people, interact with them, and take pictures. It was created as an art project that raises issues about the possibility of human robot relationships but the technology obviously has other, more sinister implications.

Student interacting with the robot

Student interacting with the robot

The kids really got into it, asking probing questions about the potential for similar robots to be used for spying or in a the military. It provoked discussion about our surveillance state, where we are caught up to 300 times a day on CCTV. The students were also interested in the possibility of using robots as care-givers, and whether that would be a good or a bad thing.  

Presenting the poster

Presenting the poster

It was an opportunity for the kids to meet a real scientist working in an extremely exciting field. We’re not ready to reveal who will be coming in for the event in November, but we’ll keep you posted…

The programme is part of the Creative Quarter project for 13 -19 year olds. Places are limited and it’s sure to be a sell out so click here for booking details.

Exclusive Teachers Late night opening

On 13th October the Science Museum is opening its doors after hours exclusively for teachers.

You’ll be able to take in a science show, get creative in a workshop or test your science knowledge in the Lates pub quiz. Get hands on in the Launchpad gallery, relax and chat with the Learning team and discover the opportunities on offer for students and teachers across all Key Stages.

As part of the evening you will be able to find out more about the Talk Science Project, we run training courses across the UK for secondary science teacher about running a great classroom discussion. On the night you can take part in our Mystery Boxes activity and be among the first people to try out out new website http://www.talkscience.org.uk.  

There’ll be a free drink for the first 500 teachers and a cash bar throughout the evening.

Tickets are free but booking is essential.

Click here for more information on how to book.

See you there!