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.

Autumn Term

September: Static Electricity – book here to attend in person on Saturday 18 September (15 spaces available) and register here to attend virtually on Tuesday 14 September (500 spaces available)

October: Electric Current – book here to attend in person on Saturday 16 October (15 spaces available) and register here to attend virtually on Tuesday 19 October (500 spaces available)

November: Electricity and Magnetism – book here to attend in person on Saturday 20 November (15 spaces available) and register here to attend virtually on Tuesday 16 November (500 spaces available)

December: Sound – book here to attend in person on Saturday 18 December (15 spaces available) and register here to attend virtually on Tuesday 21 December (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 are encouraged to wear a face covering

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.