During these times of extended learning at home, our STEAM resources are a great way of engaging the kids (and adults), in learning about science through some fun activities. Our activities use materials that are commonly found around the home.
If you have any questions about the activities, please contact our Learning Facilitator, Paul Tyreman; firstname.lastname@example.org.
When we are able to open, make the most out of your visit to PK Porthcurno with our downloadable learning resources that you can use before or after a visit, whether you are visiting as a school group or independently.
Use our resources to familiarise your group with the science and technology of communications and some of the objects they will see when they are here, or use them for activities in the galleries and follow-up work back at school or at home.
Our 18.104.22.168.1 trail is based on a Healthy Cornwall calming technique and focuses on using your senses to explore a new or unfamiliar environment.
Make your own Code Wheel
Calling all secret agents! Create your own code wheel and communicate hidden messages to your friends and family.
Jelly Baby Waves
Explore how waves behave using items that you might already have at home. If you wash your hands and keep things clean, you can even eat some of your experiment afterwards!
Magnificent Morse Machine
Make a magnificient Morse machine to read the hidden message within morse code.
Summer Facemask Fun
Make your own face mask at home! Disclaimer: This facemask is just for fun and not PPE, it will not protect from viruses.
Make a Bird Feeder
The local wild birds will surely thank you for taking the time to make a Bird Feeder out of toilet roll and other items you may have at home.
Build and Float a Cable Ship
Create your own paper boat and learn about buoyancy, and how steel ships, such as cable laying and cable repair ships, float in water, despite their weight.
Make a Kaleidoscope
Build a simple kaleidoscope and explore colours and reflections.
Create a Secret Message
Can you create a message and get a friend or family member to crack your code, and reveal the message?