Eddie, a Science Museum Explainer, on demonstrating science in six seconds.
As an Explainer Developer, Chi's role is to engage visitors in science via demonstrations, workshops and through play. Chi gets to make lots of bubbles and enjoys sharing visitor creations, highlighting the great work done by the Explainers.
In Launchpad our visitors ask questions, experiment, challenge themselves and discover the science behind exhibits – often with impressive results! This is especially true with our “Build a Bridge” activity.
As it’s London Fashion Week, we take a look at the future fashion creations from visitors to our Launchpad gallery.
Earlier in the year Loughborough School visited the museum to see the Feel the Force science show presented by Explainer Dwain on their trip to the Museum
Explainer Affelia in our Learning team looks at some mischievous mirrors in the Science Museum. Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? We all know this famous saying from Snow White, but mirrors are incredibly useful in our day to day lives. We use them in the morning to check our hair, in cars to avoid crashes and some buildings have them in corridors for safety. But there are some other, more mischievous, ways to use […]
It’s always a nice surprise receiving letters from our visitors and we try our best to write back as soon as possible. In fact most of the letters we receive are from Primary Schools who have just visited. The pupils from Pirbright Village Primary School sent us some lovely letters telling us their favourite parts of the Science Museum. The pupils loved the Exploring Space gallery, Launchpad and the Space Station IMAX 3D film (click to enlarge letters). Explainer Fact: If you would like to send us […]
We love receiving letters from our visitors and we always try our best to write back as soon as possible. Recently pupils from Spaldwick School visited the Launchpad gallery and saw the Feel the Force science show presented by Explainer Dwain on their outing to the Museum (click to enlarge letters). Explainer Dwain was so impressed that he thanked the pupils of Spaldwick school and answered queries about his co-star in the Feel the Force show – Phil the Frog! Explainer Fact: If you would like to […]
We love receiving letters from our visitors and we always try our best to write back as soon as possible. In fact, most of the letters we receive are from primary schools that have just visited the Museum. Kids being kids, they can be brutally honest in telling us their likes (e.g. big bangs!) and dislikes (also big bangs). The pupils from Parkhill School visited the Launchpad and saw the Flash! Bang! Wallop! Launchpad show on their outing to the Museum. […]
What’s your favourite science joke? Does it involve chemical symbols or scientific equipment? These are just some ‘Funnies’ that of our comedic visitors have come up with whilst in the Launchpad gallery. Click on any image for larger pictures.
Guest post by Apprentices Jorden, Vicki & Toni Hello everyone! We are the bubbly young apprentices who work in the Learning department (mainly with the Explainers) at the Science Museum. We are here to gain vocational skills and experience in a working environment. This will prepare us for work in the future and provides us with a Level 2 NVQ in Cultural Heritage and Venue Operations qualification, which is widely recognised by employers. Jorden, 17 “I chose to do an […]
Explainers Dan and David appear on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch,
Fancy meeting Sir Isaac Newton (not the real one obviously) this half-term? Our drama characters bring science to life!