Franklin’s Young Inventors Science Club: Forces

Saturday 19 March, 10am-11.30am GMT. Register here to attend in person.

Join our science club at Benjamin Franklin House, the London home of the famous Founding Father of the United States who was also a scientist and inventor. You will learn about the experiments carried out by Benjamin Franklin and his British friends as well as trying your hand at practical investigations. This week we will be exploring the core physics topic of forces.

If you would like to recreate the simple forces investigation at home, you will need the following items: a toy car, cardboard (e.g. from recycled boxes), a ruler, a timer, tape

Most suitable for Years 7-9 (US Grades 6-8) but all ages welcome!

COVID-19 Safety Precautions:

– We are limiting bookings to 15 people 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 visitors are encouraged to take a lateral flow test before attending

Virtual Alternative

If you would prefer to learn with Benjamin Franklin House remotely, you can sign up here for a 30-minute science class via Zoom at 4.30pm GMT/11.30am ET on Tuesday 15 March.

Please note that the session will be recorded. A parent, carer or teacher should register on behalf of participants.

By registering, participants agree to follow our Online Safety Agreement. 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.