• Ink Rainbows

    Discover the colourful chemistry that ensures the ink in your felt tip pens behaves just the way you want it, with this engaging home science chromatography exploration. Let the scientists from the Royal Institution of Great Britain guide you through the step-by-step process, while explaining the science along the way. Find out how we can separate different coloured inks even after they have been mixed together, and why inks that look the same on a piece of paper might actually work very differently.
  • Static Ghosts

    Learn how some spooky pictures can be moved with the help of static electricity. Scientists from the Royal Institution of Great Britain will show you how to conduct your own experiment and explore for yourself the wonderful science of static electricity, which makes things move without touching them and behave in ways they’re not supposed to!
  • Amazing Science Magic

    Is it science or magic… or a little bit of both? Steve Spangler reveals the how-to science behind some eye-catching STEM puzzles you can use to amaze your friends.

    Explore the science of density, simple machines and chemistry using materials that you’ll find at home. You will also uncover the skills of a magician as you learn how to create a story that engages your audience and draws them into your experience. Combine amazing science with engaging presentation skills and you get a collection of cool science magic that’s guaranteed to get you a standing ovation!

  • Flying Cups and Falling Eggs

    Imagine learning how to make cups filled with water fly through the air without spilling a drop, or being able to whip off the tablecloth without making a mess on the floor. Steve Spangler shares some of his favourite, eye-catching science experiments and STEM challenges as you uncover the forces that control the way things move.

    You’ll uncover clever ways to make use of inertia and centripetal force to make objects look like they defy gravity as you gain a better understanding of Isaac Newton’s Laws of Motion. You won’t believe your eyes when you try these experiments using supplies that are easy to find at home.

  • A Day in the Life of a Biologist

    How does a day in the life of a biologist who studies cancer look like? Let’s find out in this point of view record of a cancer cell biologist in Hong Kong. How are cancer cells grown in the laboratory, how do they function and help advance scientific knowledge for cancer therapy? Get a chance to see the cancer cells up close under the microscope. Come and see for yourself the mysterious killer.
  • Who Stole My Snacks?

    Who stole our snacks in the pantry? No one has an alibi: they are all suspects. With traces of evidence collected from the crime scene, we could deploy forensics techniques to catch the stealer. Follow our crime-solving journey, as you witness the laboratory work behind the case. You will learn the method to increase DNA samples using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Electrophoresis will also be used to help profile the DNA samples, with the help of a jelly-like substance agarose. The DNA samples will reveal the stealer in no time.
  • A short film of the Incredible Tale of Robot Boy

    In an extraordinary high-tech laboratory, a team of the world’s top scientists is attempting the impossible. Their mission is to create a robot with a real brain, pushing the boundaries of scientific discovery.

    They succeed, and Robot Boy is born!

    His world is the playground of the laboratory; it is where he belongs. Robot Boy knows the Scientists have an important job to do and he is there to help them, but sometimes he longs to explore beyond this world. Just as we all yearn to visit unique and extraordinary places, for Robot Boy the most phenomenal place of all is inside his own imagination.

    This 36-minute silent film, adapted from footage of the 2019 Theatre-Rites and Schauspielhaus Bochum stage production, takes us on a journey of curiosity and wonder – a poetic story about humanity, responsibility and life.

  • Glowing in the Dark

    Where there is colour, there is light! From red roses to green leaves to a glowing firefly, the wonderful colours we see in our beautiful world are all the result of the energy conversion involving unbelievably tiny particles – electrons. This show looks at the science of colour and light through a series of stimulating laboratory demonstrations. Come and explore the secrets behind our colourful world!
  • We’ve Got the Power!

    Humans have been setting things on fire for millennia – for warmth, light, power, and most recently, electricity. Join the Royal Institution of Great Britain to find out why we need to stop, how we know the impact of burning fossil fuels, and what we must investigate to meet our energy needs in the future. In this exciting show, packed with demonstrations, explore the chemistry of burning fossil fuels, especially the production of carbon dioxide (CO2); how our understanding of the effects of CO2 on the climate has grown; and the physics and chemistry of storing electricity in longer-lasting, smaller, more powerful batteries.
  • Science Circus Series

    Science Circus
    The 30-minute Science Circus teaches Newtonian physics using a unique blend of science, comedy and circus. You will learn surprising things about gravity through bowling ball juggling, gyroscopic stability through glass bowl spinning, centripetal force with cowboy lariats, centre of balance with a tall unicycle and inertia with the classic tablecloth pull. That’s what the Science Circus is all about!
    And if you stay around after the show, you can catch two short clips that Rhys has prepared about the maths of juggling and the physics of fun! You will learn how to do juggling tricks and you may also become a circus juggler!

    Juggling Numbers
    After 4,000 years of juggling history there’s recently been a surge of new tricks. Why? “Siteswap”, a simple mathematical model of juggling using numbers to notate juggling patterns, is cleverly revealing new challenges. Science Circus shares the basics of siteswap and how it’s used by jugglers around the world.

    Stunteddy Tries Science
    A “beardevil” toy tries to get its head around a variety of Science Circus problems using maths, systems analysis, experimentation and … wait for it … fuzzy logic. Comedy, curiosity and scientific reasoning help Stunteddy understand the Physics of Fun. Bearamedics will be standing by.

  • Deep Ocean Lab

    What happens as you dive further and further into the dark ocean? Join YouTuber and BBC presenter Greg Foot for the story of his scientific adventure to the deep. Using stunning videos of his own dive down to a depth of 1000 feet in the twilight zone, Greg will explain the importance of our oceans, and uncover how our daily lives on land are affecting this faraway subterranean world. You’ll even get the chance to meet a creature from these murky ocean depths!
  • Making a Mountain

    The physical form of our planet is always changing. What we see today is a snapshot in time. But we can use this picture to learn the rules governing the terrain around us, and understand how the world evolves. Come on a journey to the wild mountains of Snowdonia in Wales whose vivid and complex geology reveals much about the processes that continue to shape all land on earth. We run the peaks, camp in the uplands and climb to the summits to find out how these and all mountains are made and decline.
  • Rewilding Nature

    Rewilding is an increasingly popular, and important, concept. The overarching idea is to restore the balance and diversity of natural ecosystems, but it can take many forms. It may involve planting forests or clearing unnecessary urban development. Management levels vary from the long-term absence of humans to the direct injection of nature in cities. It can be terrestrial or marine, biotic or abiotic. In many ways, rewilding will be essential in our fight against climate change, as well as to help heal our ever-increasing detachment from nature.
  • Great Glens

    Scotland is a rugged and remote land. It has taken millions of years to create the glens, the lochs, and the high mountains. In this video we see the Anturus team look into how the striking Scottish landscape came to be. They brave the extreme cold and the harsh conditions to tell the story of the amazing geography of Scotland.
  • The Magical Maths Show (Virtual Edition)

    Do you want to learn magic tricks that you can use to fool your friends? In this Magical Maths Show you won’t just be watching the magic, you will join in the action! Before the show you will need to prepare a few things so you can be a magician in your own home and learn how to perform the tricks yourself. Sometimes, you will even fool yourself, as your own hands do the tricks! All of the tricks are based on maths. Don’t miss this fun-filled family interactive show!
  • Virtual Star Party

    Have you ever been to a Star Party? That’s where you go out at night to look through telescopes, hang out with other astronomy fans, learn cool things about the universe, and have a great time doing it.

    During the daytime in Hong Kong, it’s the middle of the night in Colorado in the United States. And, thanks to digital technology, you’ll be able to actually look through telescopes where the Mobile Earth + Space Observatory (MESO) are pointing at the night sky in Colorado. You’ll have the chance to look deep into space to explore our amazing cosmos. Not only that, in this dynamite 90-minute event, a team of scientists and educators will lead you through activities you’ll do in your own home; there’ll be an Q&A session, solar system animations, live science demonstrations, and much more.

    The best part is that it is LIVE. What you will be seeing is literally what is happening half a world away. Actually, it’s light years better than that – it’s what is happening across our entire galaxy! Join this one-time-only Virtual Star Party!

  • Explosive Food

    See food in a new light with the Royal Institution of Great Britain. In this exciting demonstration-filled show, journey from food to faeces as scientists show you the incredible, and sometimes disgusting, science behind what we eat. Discover how burning food shows the amount of energy it contains, the biology that powers our amazing digestive system and how to choose food that gives you the energy and nutrition you need to stay healthy. This lively session will quench your thirst for knowledge and feed your hunger for science facts, all with a sprinkling of fire and fun.
  • Science Circus Series

    Science Circus
    The 30-minute Science Circus teaches Newtonian physics using a unique blend of science, comedy and circus. You will learn surprising things about gravity through bowling ball juggling, gyroscopic stability through glass bowl spinning, centripetal force with cowboy lariats, centre of balance with a tall unicycle and inertia with the classic tablecloth pull. That’s what the Science Circus is all about!
    And if you stay around after the show, you can catch two short clips that Rhys has prepared about the maths of juggling and the physics of fun! You will learn how to do juggling tricks and you may also become a circus juggler!

    Juggling Numbers
    After 4,000 years of juggling history there’s recently been a surge of new tricks. Why? “Siteswap”, a simple mathematical model of juggling using numbers to notate juggling patterns, is cleverly revealing new challenges. Science Circus shares the basics of siteswap and how it’s used by jugglers around the world.

    Stunteddy Tries Science
    A “beardevil” toy tries to get its head around a variety of Science Circus problems using maths, systems analysis, experimentation and … wait for it … fuzzy logic. Comedy, curiosity and scientific reasoning help Stunteddy understand the Physics of Fun. Bearamedics will be standing by.

  • The Future of Food

    In 2050, there’ll be close to 10 billion people crowding our planet. With less space to grow food, less water to grow it with, and more concerns about its footprint, what will we all be eating? Join YouTuber and BBC presenter Greg Foot to discover the cutting-edge science and tech tackling these problems head on. Meet industry and thought leaders planning the menu of 2050: drought-tolerant rice, longer-lasting bananas, and lab-grown burgers.
  • CPD Teacher Training

    Join the Royal Institution of Great Britain for CPD sessions with a focus on using practical demonstrations and experiments as part of everyday science teaching. The aim is to equip teachers with the skills and confidence to stimulate curiosity and encourage inquiry-led learning. The sessions focus on bringing science to life in the classroom and include the investigation of ideas, interactive demonstrations and presentation tips.
  • Teacher Workshop

    Join the Science Museum Group Academy team for an interactive online session exploring the key elements of engagement and how to use them to plan and develop engaging and inspiring experiences for your students. The team will explore the five key elements for creating engaging learning experiences – Hook, Inform, Enable, Extend and Reflect. You’ll have the opportunity to try out techniques for each element and discuss ideas to help you plan engaging and inspiring STEM experiences for your students in and beyond the classroom.

    All you’ll need is a regular video call set-up and a willingness to have a go at the activities and share your ideas.