As part of our goal to engage audiences underrepresented in current public engagement efforts, the LIVE with Scientists project aims to capture the interest of younger generations. Too often, children and young people are only exposed to science within the constraints of their school curriculum and are never given the opportunity to access the latest scientific developments.
We are determined to overcome this barrier, allowing young audiences to explore the forefront of science in a way that is catered to them. After all, this is the first step in inspiring and supporting the next generation of STEM professionals.
In line with this aim, we are keen to deliver hands-on material that makes science accessible to child audiences. As such, allow us to introduce ‘The Thinking Cap Quizivity’ – a collaboration between scientists and students from the Division of Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology (University of Manchester), Hat Works Museum (Stockport) and artists from Interference arts.
Developed for Year 5 pupils in Stockport, this is a brand-new brain health quiz which closes with a creative activity. This allows children to explore how we use our brains when we think, feel and behave. Not only this, they can begin to appreciate how we can look after our brains – from the inside and outside – which is incredibly important.
So, why not take an hour to educate and inspire the next generation of scientists? Grab a piece of paper and a pen, and follow the link below!