This new teacher-led handling box allows pupils to discover more about Material Science through hands-on and gallery-based activities which explore both familiar and unusual objects from across the museum.

Level: S4-S6
Date: September-June
Cost: Free
Length of session: 60 minutes
Pupil numbers: Up to 33 pupils
Booking: Complete our online booking request form

• Explore a range of traditional and non-traditional materials used in a selection of museum objects and examine how their individual properties have made them uniquely suited to their purpose.
• Examine samples of new and emerging materials and explore how their properties could be used in current and future technologies.
• Compare the design of everyday objects to discover how social, environmental and technological changes have influenced their development.

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