BBC Science Campaign - Terrific Scientific11-Jan-2018
Terrific Scientific is an ambitious campaign from the BBC with the goal of inspiring primary school pupils to discover their inner scientist.
Currently, fewer than 15% of 10-14 year olds aspire to pursue a career as a scientist, leaving the UK with a potential skills shortage.
This campaign has been introduced to empower teachers to deliver engaging and inspiring science lessons, aiming to reach around a million pupils and 30,000 teachers. As well as guiding teachers and pupils through investigations step by step, the website is packed with extra resources for each topic.
LCR Hallcrest were approached by the BBC to produce an interactive Thermometer as part of a science project that would look specifically at energy and temperature. The thermometer would be used by teachers in the classroom to deliver lessons on thermal comfort and to help pupils understand the importance of being too hot or too cold.
The customised backing card was printed using a palette of 5 chosen colours that would connect with the Terrific Scientific theme. A custom 14 event Liquid Crystal 0-26C colour changing thermometer, 170mm x 240mm, was attached to the card and each temperature range had an explanation, making it easy for the teacher to describe the difference in detail.
In 2017 and 2018, 9-11 year old pupils up and down the UK will be getting ‘scientific’ as part of the BBC’s Terrific Scientific. Classes will be able to take part in mass-participation investigations and submit their results, and their schools will appear on an interactive map of the country.
The BBC have partnered with leading universities to create a series of child-friendly nationwide scientific investigations. The data gathered is sent to the universities and feeds into real academic studies.
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LCR Hallcrest is the International leader in Colour Changing Temperature Indicating Technology and Graphics specializes in the micro-encapsulation of liquid crystal compounds and the development/manufacturing of products, inks, dyes and paints that change colour.