Science Activities for Home or School

Aldrovandi’s Seahorse

Here you can access resources and activities for children/students to try! Our latest Science Week resource kit is a collection of Aldrovandi animal images and a classification chart for Vertebrates and Invertebrates to generate some observation and research skills.

And there’s more inspiration from the scientific discoveries contained in our collection of awe inspiring books.

Click on the images below to find a set of instructions ‘how to’ make a hologram viewer, ink for writing and a pinhole camera.

What?  The making of holograms in our old books?  Well, we can certainly say that all modern day discoveries grew from the seeds of exploration and knowledge found on the shelves in Marsh’s Library.  We are standing on the shoulders of scientific giants here, don’t you know!

Hologram Viewer
Camera Obscura (Pinhole Camera)
Ink Making

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