Talk Science Project

 

Overview

The Talk Science Project has been running since 2007. It is made up of a number of elements: 

  • development and delivery of the Talk Science teacher course for secondary school teachers at venues across the UK. Attended by 2,600 teachers between 2007-12.
  • development and production of the Mystery Boxes and News + Views classroom resources.
  • creation of the Talk Science Blog for teachers.
  • development of a series of teachers' resources giving tools and techniques for in engaging students in classroom discussion.
  • creation of Futurecade, a suite of four online games for secondary aged students.
  • production of a series of short videos to stimulate classroom discussion around contemporary science.
  • delivery of seminars for museum educators to share expertise in engaging teenagers in science through museum collections. Download the report for Seminar 1: Exploring the Potential of Museums, held in June 2012.
  • sharing of the Talk Science ethos and its learnings through presentations and workshops at national and international conferences including the Museums Association Conference, Ecsite, Museum Next and the Asia Science and Creativity Conference 2102.
  • working to raise young people's aspirations in science through the Enterprising Science project. 

 

Mystery Boxes

 

The long term impacts of all aspects of this project were measured and all findings are available on request. For more details contact learningresources@sciencemuseum.org.uk.

 The Talk Science Project, including Enterprising Science, is supported by BP.