We have an incredible 30 years' experience in delivering science education activities and since we started we've reached almost a million pupils.
Discover more about Edinburgh Science Learning's past and present projects below.
Generation Science brings unique and inspiring science lessons directly to classrooms all over Scotland with a programme of highly interactive shows and hands-on workshops. The tour visits schools across Scotland from February to June each year.
Careers Hive is an immersive careers education event designed to give students in S1-S3 a new way to think about their futures. It highlights the opportunities available to those who study STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths), as well as the cross-disciplinary skills and subjects that can support and enhance STEM careers. Careers Hive 2020 will run from 24–29 February at the National Museum of Scotland.
Edinburgh Science works closely with community partners within Edinburgh to develop their science communication skills and deliver bespoke workshops and activities for various age groups.
Live For It!
We worked in partnership with Diabetes Scotland to deliver Live For It!, a health education programme for P7-S2 pupils, designed to help tackle childhood obesity and highlight the possible risks of developing Type 2 diabetes in later life from 2011-2015.
Skills and Training
We have developed a portfolio of training courses designed to equip science communicators, and those who support them, with the skills to excel in their roles. These include Communicating with Confidence training and our currently-in-development Science Engagement Skills Accelerator Programme.
Teacher Support and Resources
Edinburgh Science Learning has a range of resources and support for teachers. This includes the Edinburgh Science Festival Delegate Programme, discounted Festival tickets and notes and activites from Generation Science shows.
Touring Gadget Factory
Touring Gadget Factory is a workshop created and delivered by Edinburgh Science and supported by Siemens, as part of a three-year sponsorship plan.
The Curiosity Project is Siemens’ UK–wide engagement programme, aimed at inspiring young people and bringing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to life. We're working with them to inspire young people to choose careers in STEM!
In 2015 we were also out on tour with Fuselab Go. In this innovation and creativity ‘boot camp’ 15-18 year olds are challenged to come up with innovations to aid the development of a sustainable way of life on a new planet over two days of intensive workshops, presentations and activities.