The Great Bug Hunt is runnign a competition for parents and children to complete from their homes.
Simply find the nearest hedges, flower beds, trees, long grass, logs, stones, rocks (well, you get the picture)... explore and then report back to The Great Bug Hung what they have found.
Make it into a project – if they find a spider or woodlouse, find out all about it. Draw it, examine it (carefully!), what does it eat, where does it live – maybe even write a story or poem about it, design a poster, shoot a video and then email it over to us by the 12th June to email@example.com.
Maybe you’ll find a spider under the bed, maybe you’ll have a bug hunt indoors, maybe your explorers could learn about a habitat or insect online, the options are endless – with a little bit of imagination…
More information is available here.
Many of the world's museums have virtual tours available on their websites.
Here are my favourite:
Glasgow Science Centre is bringing a bit of science into your home every day at 10am to help keep everyone inspired in these challenging times. You can watch on their YouTube channel, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter at 10am each day.
Ask them a question and let us know what you'd like to see, using the hashtag #GSCAtHome.
Many zoos are live streaming the animals, you can watch them play and get fed!
Edinburgh Zoo has cameras on the penguins, pandas, tigers, koalas, and lions.
Dublin Zoo is showing the giraffes, elephants, zebras and rhinos.
Chester Zoo has lots of exciting activities you can do at home.
For your chance to win a voucher code for Smyth toy shop take a selfie of yourself participating in any science activity at home and email your picture to firstname.lastname@example.org! Pictures will be uploaded to this page for you to see.
There are lots of ideas for activities here.
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