Science centre the Francis Crick Institute is launching a new online Family Zone with a host of fun activities for all the family to enjoy over the summer holidays.
From 27th July, the Family Zone will kick off with loads of new activities for you to explore. Test your taste buds, build a star viewer and complete a science scavenger hunt (all from your own home!)
Over August, there will also be the opportunity to quiz real scientists! Don’t miss out on asking questions like: How powerful is our brain? What’s the best thing about being a scientist? The fun, interactive live Q&A’s will be hosted by Greg Foot, a Science Broadcaster on BBC TV & Radio, a YouTuber, and a Podcaster, and will be a chance to learn about:
Thursday 13th August, 10:30am – 11.15am: Exercise Your Brain Join scientist Jasmine Harley and BBC’s Greg Foot to take a journey through your brain and learn about its different parts through games and puzzles. Bring your curiosity and ask your burning questions to our scientist in the Q&A. Be ready to ask about how the brain controls movement and how this can go wrong. Add this to your diary here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/exercise-your-brain-tickets-114260845264
Thursday 27th August 10:30am – 11:15am: Day in the life testing for coronavirus Join Aaron Ferron, a researcher who has been helping to run coronavirus tests for local hospitals. Be ready to ask questions about what role he plays in testing whether someone has the virus, and how this differs from his normal job. Add this to your diary via Eventbrite. Get thinking now about the questions you’d like to ask and you can watch the Q&A’s live on YouTube and Facebook.
The Crick is a world-class research centre with over 1,500 scientists working hard to understand more about health and disease, including COVID-19, cancer, TB, malaria and many more. Find the Family Zone and all the fun summer activities via our website.