Powering Up is now in its second year of schools and communities science outreach project.

This short film introduces all our work that has been supported by the ScottishPower Foundation.

During 2018/19 we worked with primary schools, families and communities in Midlothian, South Lanarkshire, Perth & Kinross, North Ayrshire and West Dunbartonshire to take science engagement to them.

Around 5,000 pupils from 44 primary schools experienced workshops and shows based around renewable energy, with a further 2,000 members of the public taking part in activities at festivals around Scotland.

To expand the reach of the programme further we are working with local partner museums:

Details for the schools programme in 2019/20 will be revealed shortly.

Above: The Powering Up project in action. Photos © Ian Jacobs Photography.

Denny Science Weekend 2019

This coming May will see the return of the Denny Science Weekend, which is held at The Scottish Maritime Museum – Denny Tank on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May. This FREE festival will have interactive activities from the National Museum of Scotland, National Museum of Flight, Scottish Maritime Museum, Historic Environment Scotland, Peachy Keen Human Energy, Aerospace Kinross, Industrial Museums Scotland, National Mining Museum Scotland, and the University of the West of Scotland. There will also be free guided tours of the 150-year-old historic building.

In 2018 we had 400 visitors from the local Dumbarton area,  investigate wind turbines, construct a LEGO® dam, use cycle power to move water, build a battery using cola, make and race their own hovercraft.

Science Weekend at Denny Tank Museum

Science Weekend at Denny Tank Museum

Above: Denny Science Weekend 2019.

Powering Up is made possible by the generous support of the ScottishPower Foundation.

Scottish Power Foundation

Contact us

Craig Sinclair
Science Engagement & Outreach Assistant
c.sinclair@nms.ac.uk
0131 247 4486 (Tues–Thurs & Fri am).

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