Curiosity has moved to join our other permanent exhibitions in its new home at the front of the Science Centre.
It’s bigger and brighter than ever, and still full of exhibits that get students questioning, testing, experimenting, and thinking like real scientists.
The Curiosity Zone is a radical departure for the Centre and the most hands-on exhibition we’ve ever had. The exhibits have all been built and extensively tested in our workshop. Rather than teaching facts, Curiosity offers open-ended exploration, experimentation and discovery, with each exhibit designed for use by several people at once to encourage collaboration and communication.
The Curiosity Zone is designed to bring out the behaviours that underpin scientific discovery: comparing and contrasting, questioning, observing, devising fair tests, varying parameters and sharing ideas to solve problems. Visitors can gain direct and physical understanding of the forces and phenomena involved in the exhibits by testing them for themselves.
Science thrives on a culture of curiosity and creativity and the Curiosity exhibition is designed to open students’ minds to their potential for imaginative investigation.
Here's whats some teachers had to say about Curiosity:
'It's teaching them that everything's connected to something else, that there's a cause and an effect.'
'Listening to what they're saying to one another... it's really bringing out the questioning words that they don't get an awful lot of time with in the school curriculum...'
For more information and to book a school visit, please call (0191) 243 8223.
Find out more about the Curiosity exhibits.