Franklin’s Young Inventors

Franklin’s Young Inventors is our science club for aspiring scientists in Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14).

Participants learn all about the experiments carried out by Benjamin Franklin and his British friends as well as trying their hand at practical investigations. A range of core topics from the science curriculum are covered including electricity, forces, sound and the human body.

From September 2021, we will be delivering our Franklin’s Young Inventors programme via Zoom on the 3rd Tuesday of the month 4.30pm-5pm and in-person at Benjamin Franklin House on the 3rd Saturday of the month 10am-11.30am.

Spring Term

March: Forces – book here to attend in person on Saturday 19 March (15 spaces available) and register here to attend virtually on Tuesday 15 March (500 spaces available)

April: Fuels & Costs – book here to attend in person on Saturday 23 April (15 spaces available) and register here to attend virtually on Tuesday 19 April (500 spaces available)

COVID-19 Safety Precautions:

– We are limiting bookings to 15 people for in-person education events so please book a ticket for each adult and child attending

– Activities will take place in a well-ventilated historic space with hand sanitiser and sanitising wipes available

– All staff and adult visitors without medical exemption are required to wear a face covering and encouraged to take a lateral flow test before visiting

Secondary schools can also book free taster sessions for their Key Stage 3 classes. For more information, contact our Education Manager.

Funding for Franklin’s Young Inventors has generously been provided by the United States Government and the DAR Walter Hines Page Chapter.