• Question: Due to the recent closure of schools, how could students learn science at home?

    Asked by tabitha to Xiaohan, Toby, Sophie, SarahC, SarahCarter, Sarah, Samir, Robyn, Ricardo, Petruta, Paige, Nuru, Nazia, NathanK, NathanJ, Nadine, Michael, Mahrukh, Lotte, Katrina, Kate, Jennifer, Ioana, Ebrima, Chun Hei, Bethany, Andrea, Amadou, Alieu, Alex on 20 Mar 2020.
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      Jennifer Roe answered on 20 Mar 2020:


      There are plenty of online resources. BBC bitesize is a good start to learning at home. Youtube has plenty of videos on a wide variety of scientific topics, check out ‘crash course’ by Hank Green for a start.

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      Mahrukh Shameem answered on 20 Mar 2020:


      I would suggest using videos! There are some amazing educational videos online which would help a ton!

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      Sophie Arthur answered on 20 Mar 2020:


      This is something I have been trying to make a list of for a blog post, but you can have a sneak peak at my list. All these organisations have loads of free resources to learn all sorts of things:
      WISE campaign
      Curiosity box
      Educational youtubers
      Scratch – coding
      STEAM sational
      STEM Learning UK
      Little Bins for Little Hands
      BBC Bitesize
      Dad Lab
      IOP teaching

      Is there a particular topic you would like to learn more about? Let me know and I will find something more specific.
      Also there are loads of great science books out there if you like reading. Or there are loads of scientists on social media like me who will happily help teach you some science, or help you understand something.

      I am going to be putting out a post on my blog and social media soon where students/teachers/parents can submit their questions so I can help people learn about science at home. So keep an eye out for that at Soph talks science. I will help as much as I can ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Ioana Grigoras answered on 21 Mar 2020: last edited 21 Mar 2020 3:28 am


      Hi, I think there are a lot of resources online, like science Youtube channels and BBC bitesize. There are also a lot of books online that you can read or you can look up things that you talked about at school and read more about it. Things like that usually work better in a group, so you and your friends from school can call each other to pick a topic you like, then you take a couple of days to learn more about it. After that, you try to explain it to each other over a video call: talk about what it is, why it is important, what is the concept used for in daily life and why do you think it’s cool!

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      Katrina Wesencraft answered on 23 Mar 2020:


      There are a lot of free science games online! I’m not sure what you’re studying but if there’s a topic your struggling to focus on, I’d Google: *insert subject* free online game. I used to find that was a good break between ‘normal’ studying and I’d still learn things.

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      Robyn Kiy answered on 23 Mar 2020:


      Sophie has suggested loads of great resources – definitely check these out! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Ricardo Sanchez answered on 26 Mar 2020:


      Youtube is an extremely powerful tool to learn science. I recommend “Its Okay to be Smart” channel. It is super cool

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