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Sixty second science

watchSixty second science is an activity pack that explores the theme of time and its measurement. Sixty second science aims to promote participation in National Science & Engineering Week by offering ideas for science activities and challenges. These ideas are intended for a wide audience and where possible use easily accessible materials enabling the audience to repeat the activities at home.

They are intended to stretch the imagination rather than provide a definitive list of activities so that organisers will take their own ideas further and create some novel events for National Science & Engineering Week.

The audience
The ideas in this activity pack have been designed to be flexible and adaptable to the needs of a range of audiences. You may wish to pilot test these activities on a sample audience prior to holding your National Science & Engineering Week event.

Includes 19 short activities and 3 long-term projects.

Science links
Many of the activities in Sixty second science link well with school curricula throughout the UK, both the National Curriculum in science and the Scottish 5–14 Guidelines in Environmental Studies. They encourage scientific enquiry with activities and investigations based around: Life Processes & Living Things, Materials & their Properties, Physical Processes, Earth & Space, Energy & Forces, Living Things and the Processes of Life.


Sixty second science