LoveScience at the UK Maker Faire, April 26-27
Our third UK Maker Faire 2014 follow-up article is dedicated to LoveScience. As you’d imagine, their exhibition stand drew in crowds of families and young makers who wanted to get creative with science. There were several activities that the Maker Faire visitors could get involved with, such as adding LEDs to animal and robot card templates using Electric Paint, painting your own ‘scratch and sniff card’, and learning how thermocratic paint works. The great thing about LoveScience is that you don’t necessarily need to wait for the next Maker Faire to take place to get involved – their website has some fantastic resources and experiments that you can try at home! Why not sign up to their newsletter to get sciency stuff sent straight to your inbox?


LoveScience's exhibition stand at Maker Faire UK 2014

In the summer of 2013, Abbie was asked to run some informal science lessons in her daughter's primary school. She quickly realised how difficult it was for primary school teachers to run practical science lessons with limited resources and so LoveScience was born. IMG_3688_800px

A young maker decorating a monkey template using an LED and Electric Paint

‘At LoveScience, we want all primary school children to have access to practical science work. As well as running school workshops, we run holiday and after school clubs and provide CPD for teachers across Scotland and North England’. Abbie has been a secondary school science teacher since 2002, working in several schools across Kent and Medway, and has held posts with responsibility for Chemistry and delivery of the KS4 Science curriculum. She also marked SATs papers for several years and currently marks GCSE papers for OCR. LoveScience2

Image taken from LoveScience's Gallery

LoveScience has also just launched a science challenge based on a project that they did for the Falkirk Science Festival whereby kids can buy a pack of 30 'kitchen science' experiments and then get a certificate sent out to them for every 10 that they complete! Spread the word and get involved! LoveScience

Image taken from LoveScience's Gallery

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