Microscopes at the ready! Cambridge Science Centre is popping up in East Point Academy, Lowestoft, for over a week of interactive science with their COSMOS Roadshow.
COSMOS Roadshow is dedicated to opening up a world of possibility in communities across East Anglia, engaging people of all ages with a hands-on experience of science. According to The
Association of Science Education’s ASPIRES report only 15% of young people aspire to be scientists. However studies show that preconceptions of what STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects entail can deter young people into entering further education in these fields. Cambridge Science Centre has been working hard to lift the veil and show families that science provides a platform for children to use their imaginations, and discover new innovations.
With this in mind, the COSMOS Roadshow team will bring over 15 hands-on exhibits to East Point Academy which is acting as a host school and inviting others in the surrounding area to experience the pop up. Pupils from East Point Academy and local primary schools will have an out of this world experience, as the Roadshow brings exhibits favourites selected from Cambridge Science Centre’s 2015 Cosmic Exhibition. Pupils will learn about gravitational orbits, with the Gravity Well, explore magnetic fields, discover how much astronauts like Tim Peake weigh in space and much more.
Cindy Forde, CEO of the Cambridge Science Centre, said: “We are passionate about making science fun and accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds. We want to encourage investigation and discovery, and that means taking what we do in Cambridge into other communities. We are combining the best of our previous exhibitions with creative hands-on activities, sparking imaginations and inspiring young minds.”
After the placement, the Roadshow invites families to join in the fun by attending free public days during October half term at the OrbisEnergy Centre on Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th October 2016 from 11am – 5pm.