Curious minds and budding scientists will love these easy, fun science experiments which accompany our Science Experiments tactile and audio book – perfect for bringing STEM to life for blind and partially sighted children.
There are plenty of brilliant ideas for exploring the wonderful world of science, whatever you are interested in. The Science Museum’s website has free online games that also help you learn about all sorts of scientific things.
The BBC has just launched the Terrific Scientific webiste, which has loads of fun stuff to try out at home and really useful information for all budding young scientists.
If you’re interested in wildlife and conservation, your local Wildlife Trust may have a Kids Nature Club that you could join and their website has lots of ideas for fun activities. And if the way the world is made is more your thing, The Geological Society has some brilliant resources on their website and has made some great podcasts you can find on the Fun Kids Radio website.
Great Places To Visit
There are loads of amazing places to visit where you can get hands-on with science and try things out for yourself. There are Science Discovery Centres all over the country and you can check out your nearest one here. The Science Museum in London is the largest of these of course and it has an access guide and resources for people with visual impairment as well as audio described content. If you’re in the north, there is the equally brilliant Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.
The Wellcome Collection has amazing displays about medicine, health and wellbeing, with objects you can explore by touch, audio described tours and events and podcasts.
If you’re interested in the natural world, the Eden Project in Cornwall is a fantastic place to find out about plant diversity and has an excellent accessibility guide. And you can explore seven Geoparks, from the south coast of Devon to the Shetland Isles, to find out how the UK’s landscape was formed.
Some impressive engineering projects also have visitor centres including the Thames Barrier and the UK’s largest onshore windfarm near Glasgow.